Atheists Lie About the Declaration of Independence


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.

This entry was published on July 4, 2012 at 9:55 AM. It’s filed under ATHEISM and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

5 thoughts on “Atheists Lie About the Declaration of Independence

  1. Stephen Rechif on said:

    The first Americans came here to resist religious persecution.

  2. Herein lies the problem. Revisionists will continue their lies forever because as Hitler proclaimed , if you keep telling a lie over and over , people will start to believe it.
    I like the fact that you posted the truth. The truth should not get tiring to us and hopefully, if you keep publishing the truth over and over, people might also believe the truth and become free. Thanks for the post!

  3. abb3w on said:

    Actually, scripture in effect does endorse government exercise of unjust powers over the dissent of the governed — or rather, denies that any such power that the government has to exercise can be “unjust”, and that all such dissent is contrary to scripture. Romans 13:1-2, in particular: “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

    And, at the time of the American Revolution, Romans 13 was frequently pointed to by British Loyalist preachers. Instead, the justification was found not in Christianity, but in the more deistic language of “Enlightenment” philosophy.

    While it does not appear that any of the founding fathers were atheist, several were indeed so heterodox in their Christianity to verge on “freethinkers”, in the sense of one “who presumes to serve God according to his fancy, without being attached to any religion”. Adams, Franklin, and Jefferson all fell at this end of the spectrum; at the other end, there were orthodox protestants such as Jay.

  4. “And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors.” —Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823

    • “I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, April 21, 1803.

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