America: The Need To Return To God

It was over 200 years ago that the framers of this great nation declared that

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Oh how so much as transpired since those words were penned. Political correctness has now taken over and no longer is it appropriate to mention God in fear of offending someone. It wasMadalyn Murray O’Hair that in 1962 and 1963 successfully removed God from our nations classrooms. The Supreme Court of the United States handed down it’s decision forty-seven years ago last month. I strongly agree with Gary Bergel and his article Banning Prayer in Public Schools Has Led to America’s Demise. Bergel noted “The New York school children which prompted the Engel vs. Vitale ruling had simply prayed: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee and beg Thy blessing over us, our parents, our teachers and our nation.”

America has experienced radical decline in each of the four areas which the children’s prayer touched upon: youth, family, education, national life. Minor recovery has occurred only since 1980 when the election of President Reagan brought forth a renewed emphasis on “traditional” values.”
He goes on to say that this violates the third commandment which commands us “not to take the name of the Lord in vain.” By the judicial act of forbidding invocation, the Court audaciously elevated a secularized system of education beyond the authority, reach and blessing of God Himself.”
It was shortly after this became the law of the land that we witnessed America’s descention with the lack of morality displayed by many now that are policy makers in Washington that affect all of us. Now we have a President who failed to hold a National Day of Prayer service at the White House. Obama did deliver a proclamation however, that in itself was challenged by atheist and agnostic’s a like. I agree with Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas who stated, “prayer has enriched American public life and inspired us to become a more perfect union and has blessed every day of business in the United States Senate. This year the National Day of Prayer faces a new challenge in the courts,” he said in a written statement. “The case reminds us that our First Amendment freedoms will not survive if we fail to defend them.” I, too can’t remember when America was in more need for a blessing from God. We have dismissed him and yet he continues to see us through the most perilous of times.

~God Bless America~

“Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.” –
—  Abraham Lincoln

14 responses to “America: The Need To Return To God

  1. kevrightwinger

    What the ignorant can’t figure out is “Separation of Church/State appears nowhere in the Constitution. Well, neither does sodomy/abortion even though a few liberal SCOTUS’ thinks it does. Unalienable rights means “God Given” which means “can’t be taken away” which is what gets the govts’ turbans in a wad. The LEFT & atheist (redundant?) always turn to Jefferson’s “wall of separation” letter when it comes to
    religion and state. I’m surprised there’s not a “foot baths in exchange for Ten Commandments in public place” promotion sponsored by the govt yet. Oh well, as long as there are kids who didn’t study for that science exam, there will always be prayer in school.

  2. Excellent Post! You are spot on! Our Constitution has been so misinterpreted and distorted by progressives that it is really quite sad. Freedom of religion has turned into freedom from religion by the Left. And, there is no separation of Church and State in the Constitution.

  3. “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” These are the words of John Adams.

    You hit the nail on the head, Erica; we have lost our sense of morality. I pray we regain it, and once more lift our heads for guidance. God Bless!!

  4. Sadly it was the church who willingly turned over educating our youth to the government. As well as helping the widows and orphans. We as a church have let our country down, and only His can save us now.

  5. I love your piece. I find it ironic they can pray in the Legislature before each session and yet they deny this right to our school children.

    • Yes, I agree! Makes no sense that those who legislate can have prayer but the impressive minds of our youth that we are molding and shaping for the turbulent world of today cannot invoke the name of God!


    I really like your blog!!

    Common Cents

  7. religion should never be in schools, period. religion should be abolished in the mainstream media and ONLY be practiced in the privacy of your own home

    Americas thoughts of religion has strayed so far from its origins. freedom of religion or freedom to NOT have religion is what brought most people to this great nation

    i am sickened by all the followers and religious phonies! every “christian” or “catholic” i know is in violation of everything the bible stands for. they all lie, cheat, steal, and pillage for their own gain. And if you are against their religion, you’d better start running, because in their mind there is no other option. their minds are closed off from accepting new ideas for the fear that god will smite them with his wrath…lol.

    the problem starts with bullshit like this article about prayer in school, all you bible thumpers force religion onto your young. why don’t you let your children make up their own minds. all of YOU make them believe it is necessary to believe in god to have a good and worthy life.

    religion was created by man to control people(much like it is used today). heaven and hell are figments of our imagination.

    i am one of the most anti-religious people around. but i am also one of the most kind, gentle, honest and loving people. i dont need god to be happy, i can feel emotion without fear. i can do whatever i want without guilt that i am being judged by some mysterious being up in the clouds. i also enjoy my peace of mind that I’m not waiting around for death, i am doing something with my life, we only get one life so don’t waste your time and energy on things that don’t exist. make yours count

    i leave you with a quote from cheif tecumseh from the late 1700’s

    “Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
    Trouble no one about his religion.
    Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
    Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
    Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
    Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
    Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
    or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
    Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
    When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light,
    for your life, for your strength.
    Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
    If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.
    Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
    and robs the spirit of its vision.
    When your time comes to die,
    be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death,
    so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time
    to live their lives over again in a different way.
    Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.”

    • Sorry you have such feelings, to truly be one with yourself, you first have to connect with your creator. This is my feeling as it is my I will express my feelings and will let you post on it so as not to thwart your 1st amendment rights. I don’t agree with your philosphy but its yours to own and its you who will be standing one day before the creator and clarify these words, feelings.. God cannot briing you happiness, he gives you that ability. We live by the choices we make..

  8. yes, we do live by the choices we make, and im tired of people looking outside themselves for guidance, strength, and hope. it shows our true weakness how much we depend on “god” to make everything right with the world. cant we evolve above this. cant humans look to them selves or their peers for guidance, strength and hope.

    i have no issue with religious teachings, they are mostly good. don’t kill people, don’t screw you best friends wife…etc…

    where i draw the line is when you try to tell me how we were created or what happens when you die. nobody will ever know the answer to those questions, until you die, then you know the truth

    with out religion in this world there would be no 9-11

    if you want you children to pray in schools then put them in private catholic schools

    • Apparently you suffer from “selected reading disorder”meaning that you only to chose to read certain words or phrases and take them out of context. No where did I mention in my reply did I attempt to explain how you were created, hopefully you have the good sense to know this by now. By the way if you chose to continue to post comments on my blog, please be respectful and capitalize the word “God”…..

  9. Joshua Elijah

    Good job. Nice posts.The problem with the church is everybody wants to do the BIG things and nobody wants to do the little things.Sad, cause that is where the foundation is. The old church is top heavy and built in sand because they didn’t want to spend the time in the dirt. Be strong and courageous Erica, believers like you have almost finished the foundation of the new church and His Glory is about to be released.
    Hope to meet you one day. Shalom

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