As we celebrate our nation’s birthday I wish to reflect for a moment on a line from, The Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident,” and ask, what did our founding fathers mean by that statement? Those great men recognized there was a natural law in the world that states everyone is endowed by their creator with inalienable rights; the right for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This then is the world view that our nation was founded on.
The only religious world view that would allow a nation to be founded on this principle is the Christian world view. The Pantheist does not believe we are equal; karma does not allow it. Buddhism does not believe in equality, for one is born again and again into different levels. Islam does not believe a person has the right to believe or disbelieve. Therefore America was founded on Christian principles.
The problem we now face is the freedoms are nations grants allows for the enjoyment of other religious views that when brought to their conclusion would destroy the very foundation on which our country is formed. Therefore, let us not forget our country’s underpinnings and hold fast to our Christian principles.
Happy Birthday America,