Christopher Hitchens, like many other atheists, wrongly claims that the majority of our “Founding Fathers” (those who signed the Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and Constitution) were “Deists” and not Christians.
Oh, really? Then how does he explain things like this?
And how does he explain that these supposedly non-Christian, supposedly “Deist” founders chose to put a Bible verse on the Liberty Bell? (”Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof Lev. XXV:X“)
Hitchens also claims that there is no reference to God in the U.S. Constitution. He’s wrong there, too.
Interested in learning more about this nation’s true history?
Don’t just read my posts. Read Benjamin Franklin Morris’ 1060-page book, first published in 1864, Christian Life and Character of the Civil Institutions of the United States.
The only “evidence” Hitchens presented was his misinterpretation of Thomas Jefferson’s response to the Danbury Baptists. I’d like to see Hitchens respond to the 1000+ pages of evidence in Morris’ book.
The evidence is overwhelming that this country was founded by people who were predominantly Christian, with founding documents and laws based on Biblical principles. Presidents as recent as Democrat Harry Truman and Republican Ronald Reagan have acknowledged that.