JDB from Infinity Ranch stumbled upon a really good article. In it, the author proclaims:
Fully 55% of the country, according to a recent survey by the First Amendment Center, believes that the U.S. Constitution establishes us as a 'Christian nation.' Worse still, while nearly all Americans say freedom of religion is important, only 56% think it should apply to all religious groups. The truth is that the Constitution says nothing about God. Not one word. And, you can bet that some of the local clergy back in the 1780s howled about it. Newspapers, pamphlets and sermons decried the drafters' failure to acknowledge God.
America's so-called Godless Constitution, with its provisions separating church and state, has given us the strongest political and religious institutions on earth. Among developed nations, no one else believes and worships as much as we Americans. One can only marvel when today's pious pulpiteers clamor for federal dollars for their 'faith-based initiatives' or complain that God has been kicked out of the public schools. Perhaps they were praying in school when they should have been studying their history.
There's a simple explanation for why the founders of this nation didn't include God's name in the U.S. Constitution. They didn't want to include some being who has no heat-ray vision or Baterangs when they were writing the Law of the Land. Seriously, this isn't rocket science. Why include superheroes whose only superpowers are walking on water, healing lepers, and turning water into wine in a nation's constitution? It makes no sense.
And if your wondering why the framers didn't include Superman or Batgirl in the original drafts, it's because they didn't want to expose their secret identities to the public. They knew better. Imagine trying to flee the Batman's wrath when all you got is a fuckin' horse and buggy.
This is all so simple, I don't know why people are having so much trouble figuring it out. Guess that's what happens to those who choose to ignore the almighty powers of the Justice League.
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