The atheist Tom Waddell, president of the Maine chapter of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, in his diatribe of Aug. 3, says that the United States has a secular heritage. If he were to review the founding documents, he would find the Christian God and principles on practically every page. This includes The Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution (which had deficits corrected by amendments). Separation of church and state was mentioned only by Thomas Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists to assure them that the government would not interfere in their religion. The U.S. Constitution reflects the Mayflower Compact. The early settlers to this country came here so that they could practice their Christian religions in peace and to get away from state-run churches. They wanted to freely be able to depend on Almighty God.

The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution “prevents Congress from making any law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise of religion, or abridging the freedom of speech…” In other words, we are free to express our Christian beliefs and mention God in government circles or anywhere else.

Atheists DO have a god. He and his angels, the demons, are mentioned in many places in the Bible. He is called the god of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), Satan, the devil, Beelzebub, etc.

Mr. Waddell wanting to give the invocation for the session of Legislature to ask the Devil to bless the work of our Legislature when the Devil tries to do the opposite is utterly ridiculous.

For the KJ to fill Godly M.D. Harmon’s spot on the editorial page with an atheist is also ridiculous!

Albert Boynton


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