- IN GOD WE DISTRUST: Will America’s Embrace of Atheism be the Death of Us All?
by Robert Bridge, https://www.rt.com/
Not long ago, atheists in ‘God’s Country’ were shunned like lepers. Today, the non-believers are courted by the powers that be and nobody seems to mind. Is America losing its religion, and does it even matter?
Although America’s purported devotion to God may be a tad overblown, the roots of religion in US politics date back to its very founding. In fact, the creation of the United States was considered to be such an extraordinary event that the Founding Fathers – fiercely devout Christians all of them – were often carried away with religious conceit.
Just as Jews believe they are God’s ‘chosen people,’ Americans have long believed they are ‘exceptional’ citizens of God’s ‘chosen country.’ This much was evident as the Founders were in the process of drafting the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, undertakings they truly believed were guided by divine intervention.