think about it. We know that Freemasonry is an Illuminati organization, and most
of the Founding Fathers were Freemasons. Still, Christian researchers into the
New World Order, and many non-Christians as well, are stubbornly calling the
United States a Christian Nation, based upon Christian values. This never made
sense to me. We know that you cannot be a Christian and a Freemason at the same
time, so why are so many people sticking their heads in the sand, glorifying the
Founding Fathers for their Christian beliefs?
When I bring this issue up with Christian researchers, I get
vague answers that do not make sense, and then the ball is dropped. So, let us
look into this for a while by citing some quotes, and you'll make up your own
The Founding Fathers
The USA is a Christian
"Because of the religious beliefs of the founding fathers, shouldn't the
United States be considered a Christian nation?"
Based upon the writings of several important founding fathers, it is clear that
they never intended the US to be a Christian nation. Here are some quotes; there
more in a companion document.
"What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical
establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a
spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they
have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have
they been the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wish to
subvert the public liberty may have found an established clergy convenient
auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate it, needs
[James Madison, "A Memorial and Remonstrance", 1785.]
"I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the
most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has
preserved -- the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has
[John Adams, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.]
"History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining
a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which
their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for
their own purpose."
[Thomas Jefferson to Baron von Humboldt, 1813.]
"I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or
requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it."
[Benjamin Franklin, from "Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion", Nov. 20,
"Is it true that George Washington said that the United States is not in any
sense founded upon the Christian religion?"
No. The quotation often given is in fact from Article XI of the Treaty of
Tripoli (8 Stat 154, Treaty Series 358):
As the government of the United States of America is
not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, -- as it has in itself no
character or enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, --
and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility
against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext
arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the
harmony existing between the two countries.
The text may be found in the Congressional Record or in treaty collections such
as Charles I. Bevans' "Treaties and Other International Agreements of the
United States of America 1776-1949", vol. 11 (pp. 1070-1080).