Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
I get it. I think most people have at one time or another been turned off by someone who gets too preachy or too bossy because their religion said that such and such wasn’t allowed.
Interesting that now the most prevalent form of in your face religion comes from the left. They have created their own religion of Secularism with its very own dogma. Every time something is called Not PC (Politically Correct) is a time that the religion of Leftism is censoring behavior. It is pervasive in our modern society. People have lost jobs and friends for not conforming to the values of the Left.
I imagine that the founding fathers got the same vibe from some preachy Bible thumping believers. They also saw the problems created by the Church of England. In their efforts to neuter that influence they left the Constitution without an articulated foundation. True that the Judeo-Christian ethic was the bedrock of their society, so like a fish doesn’t know it’s living in water, the founding fathers didn’t understand that they were living immersed in Judeo-Christian ethics. They took those ethics for granted and didn’t see the need to put that into words. We are rectifying that HUGE oversight with the Pledge of America.
Does anybody doubt that if Muslims became the majority in America that most if not all of the Constitution would be in peril? Can you name a Muslim majority country where Sharia law is not the dominant law or rapidly becoming so? The bible and the values espoused in it as taught by God and Jesus are the foundations that make the Constitution work. After the adoption of the Constitution, the founding Fathers recognized this.
I say again, AFTER the adoption of the Constitution, the founding Fathers recognized this.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” (John Adams, October 11, 1798.)
The Pledge of America’s purpose is to set down first principles and, for the people that believe in these first principles, we can live under the Constitution of the United States. For people that do not believe in Judeo Christian values, then, time and the erosion of unspoken, unwritten and soon unrecognized cultural precepts will render the Constitution irrelevant and overruled.