Atheists are determined to rewrite American history to further their ungodly purposes.
Consider the “Freethought of the Day,” published on this Fourth of July by the so-called Freedom from Religion Foundation, which is based in Madison, Wisconsin, which describes itself as the nation’s largest association of “freethinkers,” including atheists, agnostics and skeptics:
“On this date in 1776,” reads the atheist Freethought, “Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Declaration of Independence was adopted… Its secular purpose was ‘to dissolve the political bands,’ and it inaugurated the anti-biblical idea that ‘governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Finally, it repeats the canard that “Jefferson was a Deist,” adding that the founding father “was highly critical of Christianity” and that his “revolutionary document made reference to a ‘Nature’s God.’”
This is nothing more than atheist revisionism, meant to undermine the indisputable fact that America was founded by Christians, who envisioned the former collection of colonies as one nation, under God.
The atheists refer to Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, as if it were entirely his creation. That’s because, in their twisted minds, they imagine he was secretly one of them.
But the Declaration was hardly Jefferson’s solo work. He was tasked with incorporating the collective thoughts of the founders in the document.
And while the Declaration did indeed have a “secular purpose,” to dissolve the political bands between the original 13 colonies and the British crown, that purpose was informed by the founders’ conviction that all men are created equal, and are “endowed by their Creator” – the God whom the atheists deny – with certain unalienable rights.
The atheists suggest that the principle with which there is near-unanimous agreement among Americans, that our government derives its just powers from our consent, is somehow anti-Biblical.
But nowhere does the Scripture endorse government exercise of unjust powers over the dissent of the governed.
Then there’s the weird atheist insinuation that Jefferson’s reference to “Nature’s God” was a tacit rebuke to Christianity, of which, they claim, the founder was highly-critical.
But Jeffersonwasn’t referring to Pan, the Roman god of nature, or to some other mythological god, but to the living God who created the whole Earth, which is filled with His glory.
And while the atheists at Freedom From Religion Foundation want to claim the Declaration of Independence as their own, the inconvenient truth is that not even one of the signers of the nation’s founding document was a “freethinker” or “atheist” or “agnostic” or “skeptic.”
In fact, all 54 signers were men of faith. And nearly half actually were heads of Christian seminaries.
To maintain that the faith of the nation’s founders had no bearing whatsoever on the Declaration of Independence is to deliberately skew American history.
But that’s the kind of deceitfulness for which atheists are known.