The Founding Fathers and Religion of the United States

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Lobello 1
Daniel Lobello
Mr. Diaz
History 17A
10/1/10
The Founding Fathers and Religion
For generations man has been killing themselves, as long as we can remember. In the past we fought for country, emotion, freedom and the most controversial religion. However everything changed during the creation of The United States of America. There first fight was over tyranny and there second was over religion. How is it that that one nation was able to stop a battle of faith, while others couldn’t and met there demise? How it is that one nation was able to overcome what others couldn’t? The reason people came to the United States was to escape religious persecution. However when they came here they found out they traded one hell for another. Similarly Congress knew that as long as they couldn’t decide there religious views that the nation would be divided. The United States Congress had Episcopalians, Congregationalists, Presbyterians and many other religious views. As John Adams said “We couldn’t join in the same act of worship.” Then the British Stormed Boston and the shots were heard round the world. During this Reverend Duche read a part of psalms “Please my cause, O Lord with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.” As John Adams said “I never saw a greater affected upon an audience.” The reason being is because God united them even with all there different protestant views. Accordingly the founding Fathers debated over to open the American saga with prayer are wonderfully fitting, for their conflicts are our conflicts, their dilemmas our dilemmas. Likewise the country is starting to form it’s that we fight united or we fall divided. This truly shows how dynamic and meticulous the founding fathers were on religion. Accordingly to this date people think that we have strayed to far from good or become to close. The real question is though what god have we strayed from and/or become to close to? The God that Americans...
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