Originally Posted by TexanBob
You can't read the documents of the Founding Fathers without seeing common references to God, to a creator, to divinity, etc.
And while this is true, what meaning does it have today
? Medical books at the time made references to blood-letting, too, but that is not something relevant to today.
I have always failed to understand why we should revere everything
penned or thought by people centuries ago. Certainly, a great deal of what the Founding Fathers wrote into the Constitution is valid and appropriate for our civilization today. But not everything. The mention of a deity was something quite common "in the day." So what? What relevance does that have to today's population? Would removing the deity really
have any affect on civil proceedings? It's not like Yahweh or Allah or Ahura Mazda (who whomever the Founding Fathers were referencing using the generic term "God") is drawing some paycheck from the taxpayers. Certainly keep such references for historic and nostalgic purposes but why do they have to have any
bearing on the course of our proceedings today?
Frankly, I don't care what (for all practical purposes) a bunch of scientifically naive people wrote down 2 or 300 years ago when they decided to found a country. Name one empirical evidence that provides proof that any deity has anything to do with civic proceedings and then I might change my tune.