Monday, August 24, 2009

Why Does the Political Left Hate God?

Why do you think that so many on the political left, especially in the leadership, are seemingly in a battle against God? Of course when you talk about a political ideology you will have all kinds of special interests that are attracted to it who hold many different beliefs on all types of issues. There are those on the left who love God with all their hearts, so I am not making a blanket statement. However, the left has become a harbor for many who range from agnostic to the militantly atheists.

Part of why I believe that you find so many who dislike any mention of God on the left, is that there is a desire on their part to not have to be accountable for their actions. There is a strong desire to do whatever feels good, with no consequences. Maybe that is also why they are voting for the left, nanny state ideologies in the first place.

The argument that many on the left make as to why there is such a double standard in the media's attention to republican politicians who get caught with their pants down, compared to their democrat buddies in the same situation, is that the republicans are hypocrites since they profess a value system, and the democrats hold no such code. I always find it funny when this argument is made, it is tantamount to admitting that their party has no moral code, so lying, stealing, and cheating isn't wrong for them. What a scary thought, however, that is how they seem to see things.

The above may well explain some of the special interests groups and individuals who find their political homes on the left. However, I think that the main driving force for their leadership is much more sinister. There has been a full fledged attack on God, and on faith from the left for decades. The first thing that any Totalitarian, Communist, Marxist, and Fascist regimes is to take God out of the public square. They must remove faith to force "faith" in the government as their benefactor.

Our founder's warned us to protect our God centered faith in our nation. There has been a mendacious attack from the left for decades trying to rewrite history that our founders were not Christians. Let's see what some of them had to say.

“God who gave us life, gave us liberty, can the liberty of a nation be secure if we remove the conviction that these liberties are the gift from God?” Thomas Jefferson

In our American system of government the foundation are these words;

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The very key to our society is that these “unalienable rights” come not from a government, but from our Creator. If we ever come to a point in our society where we take the Creator out of our national creed, we are then accepting that our freedoms and rights come from a benevolent government, opening the door for them to retract those rights. I don’t care if you believe in God or not, you better believe that our nation was and is founded on those beliefs or your freedom is in jeopardy.

There is no attack on American culture more destructive and more historically dishonest than the relentless effort to drive God out of the public square. For our system of government to work it is understood that civic virtue is tied to personal virtue, and most people believe that they get their code of ethics from some sort of religion.

“It is impossible for the man of pious reflection not to perceive in it [the Constitution] a finger of that Almighty hand which has been so frequently and signally extended to our relief in the critical stages of the revolution. “
James Madison, Federalist No. 37, January 11, 1788

“ Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. “ George Washington

“Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people, it is wholly inadequate for the government of any other.” John Adams

The genius of the founders was how they wove religion into the framework of society politic while making it optional to believe. Though most of them were believers, and many devoutly and passionately, they understood that there couldn’t be a state run religion, or a government ruled by a religious sect.
They knew that government should not interfere with religion, but also knew it couldn’t be hostile toward religion or the practice in the public square. It is best said that our nation was truly formed “Under God.”

For the last 50 years we have watched passively as there has been a cultural attack on God in our nation by the media elite, leftist college professors, who have tried to embarrass us into leaving God to prove we too were cool, smart, and sophisticated. It is almost as if we are trying to take the dare that George Washington challenged us in his farewell address.

"Let you with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education or minds reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle." George Washington.

Two hundred years ago “Separation of Church and State” meant something very different from today’s interpretation. It was meant to keep government from founding a church and to keep a singular sect from running government. It was never intended to be hostile to the influences, and free expression of religion in our public square.

"It cannot be emphasized too strongly, or too often that this great nation
was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on
the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Patrick Henry

"Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it's the
duty as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select
and prefer Christians for their rulers."
John Jay, first Supreme Court Justice, and co-author of Constitution.

The left's obsession with the First Amendment creating a wall between Church
and State is a fallacy that at least needs to be looked at from a historic

1st Amendment
"Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion or
prohibit the free exercise there of."

It never says anything about separation of church and state.

Just where did the "separation of church and state" begin? How did it become
part of our national vernacular?

In 1801 the Danbury Baptist Association of Danbury Connecticut heard a
rumor that the Congregational Denomination was about to be made the National
Denomination and it worried them greatly. It was only a rumor, but they
wrote to brand new President, Thomas Jefferson. He wrote them back on
January 1st 1802 and said:
"The First Amendment has erected a wall of separation between Church and
State. They need not fear a National Denomination."

We never hear Jefferson's words in context or intent anymore. Here is that letter, you can see it for yourself in the Jefferson room upstairs in the Library of Congress.

Jefferson's Letter to the Danbury Baptists
The Final Letter, as Sent

To messers. Nehemiah Dodge, Ephraim Robbins, & Stephen S. Nelson, a committee of the Danbury Baptist association in the state of Connecticut.


The affectionate sentiments of esteem and approbation which you are so good as to express towards me, on behalf of the Danbury Baptist association, give me the highest satisfaction. my duties dictate a faithful and zealous pursuit of the interests of my constituents, & in proportion as they are persuaded of my fidelity to those duties, the discharge of them becomes more and more pleasing.

Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State. Adhering to this expression of the supreme will of the nation in behalf of the rights of conscience, I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.

I reciprocate your kind prayers for the protection & blessing of the common father and creator of man, and tender you for yourselves & your religious association, assurances of my high respect & esteem.

Th Jefferson
Jan. 1. 1802.

This constant refrain of Separation of Church and State has caused us to add it to our National vernacular.

Consider the warning of Dr. William James;

"There is nothing so absurd but that you repeat it often enough people will
believe it true."

Today, if you ask most Americans if Separation of Church and State is in our Constitution, and I will bet you that 90% will say that it is. It is not now, nor has it ever been. The only place it was ever mentioned was in that private letter to the Danbury Baptists telling them that the State would never force them to follow a national prescribed religious sect.

So why does the left hate God, because as long as He lives in our hearts, and in our national belief system, our Rights come from Him, not them. That is why they have been trying to kill Him for decades.


  1. You have nailed this topic exactly. Liberals cannot make government supreme until they first eliminate a Supreme Creator.