Originally posted by PsychoPawn
Which part of the constitution contains a reference to god?
The full text of the constitution can be found here:
I did a search for god and didn't find a single one.
Can you enlighten me as to where just ONE reference to god is in the constitution?
Also, just because the founders wanted it, doesn't make it right. How many of the founders owned slaves?
You are right, of coure, I was thinking of the Declration of Independence. You also have God mentioned in many constitutions of various states. So the question begs, if they wanted a wall constructed between religion and the state, why?
As for slavery, this is a good example of how morality has changed over the years. When the powers that be legalized it, the masses by in large went along with this morality, however, after it has been outlawed for such a long time, the pendulum has swung the other way. Abortion is another good example. When it was illegal, the consensus was that it was immoral, but now people say "its the womens choice". Today, we are caught up in the societal attitude that slavery is "wrong" and abortions is "OK". Just don't fail to overlook the powers that have shaped your morality whether you agree with these societal norms or not. We have conformed our morality to those that we see in authority over us. It is simply human nature.
Speaking of slavery, why is it that Christians think that gay marriage should be outlawed and abortion outlawed based upon their religious beliefs, but do not push for slavery to be made the rule of law again? After all, is not slavery allowed in the Bible?