To all real Americans.. Happy July 4th!
I do not mean Americans, who merely hold a passport by sheer accident of birth, but real Americans who genuinely, after educating themselves on the idea of “America” and knowing that the idea of America was not founded on their faith or their personal deity, instead was founded on the idea of Rights of Man .
Happy July 4th.
The Father of the American Revolution was Thomas Paine.
Let me reflect on this great 24 year old who wrote the “The common Sense”. The pamphlet that lit the fire of liberty.
Lookie here fellow citizens. Before the USA came to be, there was only one system of government… “Feudal” aka “Kingdoms”. Feudal Lords and Kings who were propped up by the corrupt and evil church that pontificated that kings and heredity had a divine right to rule. When the Americans had problems with the British overlords, Americans sought Independence..however they all felt they needed to have their own “King”. The vast majority of the colonies never knew or even dreamed of “self rule”. So it was expected that the America would have their own King. Many even discussed about George Washington becoming the first king of the colonies.
But it was Thomas Paine and his pamphlet “The common Sense”. The pamphlet that lit the fire of liberty that educated the citizens that there was another way. The concept of “self rule”. If you call yourself an American and you have not read “The common sense”, then you are not worthy to call yourself an American.
Today is July 4th. Yet another day that come along every year…Time to put a steak on the Barbie I am sure..But it would be prudent for you to read this “The common Sense”. It’s just a few pages. And after you read it..and you still think that Paine was not making sense I suggest you read The Age of Reason
After you have read both of these pieces and still feel that this country was founded on “The Bible” or the divinity of Jesus or on the Ten Commandments, I suggest you give up your citizenship of this great country. just leave! You are not an American, You are a lesser citizen.
Some excerpts from the father of the American Revolution – Thomas Paine.
I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise; they have the same right to their belief as I have to mine. But it is necessary to the happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. He takes up the trade of a priest for the sake of gain, and in order to qualify himself for that trade, he begins with a perjury. Can we conceive any thing more destructive to morality than this?
No one will deny or dispute the power of the Almighty to make such a communication, if he pleases. But admitting, for the sake of a case, that something has been revealed to a certain person, and not revealed to any other person, it is revelation to that person only. When he tells it to a second person, a second to a third, a third to a fourth, and so on, it ceases to be a revelation to all those persons. It is revelation to the first person only, and hearsay to every other, and consequently they are not obliged to believe it.
It is a contradiction in terms and ideas, to call anything a revelation that comes to us at second-hand, either verbally or in writing. Revelation is necessarily limited to the first communication — after this, it is only an account of something which that person says was a revelation made to him; and though he may find himself obliged to believe it, it cannot be incumbent on me to believe it in the same manner; for it was not a revelation made to me, and I have only his word for it that it was made to him.
When Moses told the children of Israel that he received the two tables of the commandments from the hands of God, they were not obliged to believe him, because they had no other authority for it than his telling them so; and I have no other authority for it than some historian telling me so. The commandments carry no internal evidence of divinity with them; they contain some good moral precepts, such as any man qualified to be a lawgiver, or a legislator, could produce himself, without having recourse to supernatural intervention
The Religion of the founding Fathers. Most them were deists and Free Mason. The Vatican even had a Fatwa against the Free Masons. Basically the Vatican had a Fatwa against George Washington, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson et al.
George Washington in his full Free Mason Regalia!
Please note: Not a single one of the of the founding fathers was a Baptist let alone a Southern Baptist Evangelical or a Pentecostal. In fact, never forget that these two evangelicals groups campaigned to not ratify the American Constitution because there was not a single mention of Christianity or Jesus in either the deceleration or the Constitution of the United States of America.
20 GREATEST NAMES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
- John Adams – Spoke favorably of Freemasonry — never joined
- Samuel Adams – (Close and principle associate of Hancock, Revere & other Masons
- Ethan Allen – Mason
- Edmund Burke – Mason
- John Claypoole – Mason
- William Daws – Mason
- Benjamin Franklin – Mason
- Nathan Hale – No evidence of Masonic connections
- John Hancock – Mason
- Benjamin Harrison – No evidence of Masonic connections
- Patrick Henry – No evidence of Masonic connections
- Thomas Jefferson – Deist with some evidence of Masonic connections
- John Paul Jones – Mason
- Francis Scott Key – No evidence of Masonic connections
- Robert Livingston – Mason
- James Madison – Some evidence of Masonic membership
- Thomas Paine – Humanist
- Paul Revere – Mason
- Colonel Benjamin Tupper – Mason
- George Washington – Mason
- Daniel Webster – Some evidence of Masonic connections
Summary: 10 Masons, 3 probable Masons, 1 Humanist, 2 Advocates of Freemasonry, 4 no record of connections.
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.
The ultimate Question all of us Americans to answer to ourselves is this: Do you have what it takes to face the truth about what our country is all about and face it as it really is and not try to define America into something that it is not?
Excerpt from Thomas Paine’s pamphlet “The common Sense” which started the American Revolution :
In order to gain a clear and just idea of the design and end of government, let us suppose a small number of persons settled in some sequestered part of the earth, unconnected with the rest; they will then represent the first peopling of any country, or of the world. In this state of natural liberty, society will be their first thought. A thousand motives will excite them thereto; the strength of one man is so unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude, that he is soon obliged to seek assistance and relief of another, who in his turn requires the same. Four or five united would be able to raise a tolerable dwelling in the midst of a wilderness, but one man might labour out the common period of life without accomplishing any thing; when he had felled his timber he could not remove it, nor erect it after it was removed; hunger in the mean time would urge him to quit his work, and every different want would call him a different way. Disease, nay even misfortune, would be death; for, though neither might be mortal, yet either would disable him from living, and reduce him to a state in which he might rather be said to perish than to die.
Thus necessity, like a gravitating power, would soon form our newly arrived emigrants into society, the reciprocal blessings of which would supersede, and render the obligations of law and government unnecessary while they remained perfectly just to each other; but as nothing but Heaven is impregnable to vice, it will unavoidably happen that in proportion as they surmount the first difficulties of emigration, which bound them together in a common cause, they will begin to relax in their duty and attachment to each other: and this remissness will point out the necessity of establishing some form of government to supply the defect of moral virtue.
Some convenient tree will afford them a State House, under the branches of which the whole Colony may assemble to deliberate on public matters. It is more than probable that their first laws will have the title only of Regulations and be enforced by no other penalty than public disesteem. In this first parliament every man by natural right will have a seat.
But as the Colony encreases, the public concerns will encrease likewise, and the distance at which the members may be separated, will render it too inconvenient for all of them to meet on every occasion as at first, when their number was small, their habitations near, and the public concerns few and trifling. This will point out the convenience of their consenting to leave the legislative part to be managed by a select number chosen from the whole body, who are supposed to have the same concerns at stake which those have who appointed them, and who will act in the same manner as the whole body would act were they present. If the colony continue encreasing, it will become necessary to augment the number of representatives, and that the interest of every part of the colony may be attended to, it will be found best to divide the whole into convenient parts, each part sending its proper number: and that the ELECTED might never form to themselves an interest separate from the ELECTORS, prudence will point out the propriety of having elections often: because as the ELECTED might by that means return and mix again with the general body of the ELECTORS in a few months, their fidelity to the public will be secured by the prudent reflection of not making a rod for themselves. And as this frequent interchange will establish a common interest with every part of the community, they will mutually and naturally support each other, and on this, (not on the unmeaning name of king,) depends the STRENGTH OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE HAPPINESS OF THE GOVERNED.
All seriousness Aside: Lets Party!