LTE: Thoughts Regarding Fourth of July Celebration
Reader John Mileo discusses the signing of the Declaration of Independence and Thomas Jefferson himself.
Thoughts to Ponder about our July 4th Celebration
On July 4, 2012, our country will be celebrating the 236th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence; our testament from a people who had the courage to stand up against tyranny in their pursuit of liberty for all.
Thomas Jefferson, one of this highly revered document’s signatories, was also its primary author or “framer.”
It is interesting to note, that this same distinguished countryman is often hailed as a hero of sorts for having coined the phrase “Separation of Church and State” that is so often touted by the Beltway/NOVA Atheists, as its mantra for advancing their “anti-religion in America” cause (or is that solely its “anti-Christianity” cause?).
However, with that in mind, it should also be recognized that ole Tom, affixed his signature to this very document with his full knowledge of its three references or allusions to “God”, once by that very name, itself and twice with the words: “Creator” and the “Supreme Judge of the world.”
In conclusion, I would like to borrow a line that is often heard over our airwaves by Senior Pastor Lon Solomon of the McLean Bible Church, as he ends his thought provoking sermon- like plugs with the phrase: “Not a sermon, just a thought.”