I am really sick of this. I know our past Presidents like Washington and Lincoln talked like they were Christians, but they were not. I hate how some of history lies. My youngest boy, in his curriculum, is fed lies all the time. Look at this sentence where he has to fill in a few words: "He (George Washington) became a brave soldier who prayed and trusted in God." My kids are obsessed lately with asking if this person or that is a Christian. So, naturally, my youngest son asks if George was a Christian. I certainly didn't think so, but I thought I would look it up anyway so I could see for sure. I looked it up on Wikipedia. Here is what I got: He was a Deist. Basically a deist believes that there may be a God of creation, but He does not interfere in our lives---miracles do not happen, reason is paramount. You guys probably know all this. He was an occultic Freemason nut as well. Apparently George went to church with his wife and did not take Communion. In fact, he would step out before Communion would be served. When the preacher noticed this, he mentioned in a sermon that local leaders need to set an example to others by taking Communion and not leaving early. After that George just stopped going to church period on Communion Sunday. He died without a pastor at his side (although that was offered him) and the Freemasons performed his funeral service.
Apparently good ol' George was a strong believer in pluralism as well. That is what we have become a country of, after all. Everything is great, tolerate, and don't offend anyone. Al Qaeda has us all wrong. They think we are a Christian nation for some reason. We really aren't. We never were.
Don't let me go on about Lincoln. I pretty much have nothing good to say about the man. I need to hit the books and get all my ammo right for that one. He was definitely NOT a Christian. Lets just put that to rest right there.
Look at the Washington Monument. What the heck is it? We drive by the thing every week on our way to church, and it just looks weird and Egyptian-like. It is like a Freemason torch. Look at our money full of pyramids and eyes and weird mason malarkey. "In God We Trust"---in any "god", apparently. Wilhelm and I were at the National Cathedral and it was really gross. There was a statue of George in the sanctuary and it was just scary looking. There was a bunch of mason stuff on the statue and what the heck is a statue of George Washington doing in a cathedral? The religion of America is America. I am so sick of Christians trying to Christianize the founding fathers and America. Sure, we are free here to worship Jesus Christ. We are also free here to worship Allah, Buddha, ourselves, rats, elephants, dogs, cats, whatever makes us happy.
I guess the whole curriculum thing makes me a little mad. I need to get new curriculum next year. I don't hate America, I just hate how America is ignorantly viewed as something it is not: a Christian country.