Who said the following regarding America’s day of Thanksgiving? Was it some Christian religious fanatic?
1. It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favor.
2. Acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God
3. be devoted… to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.
If I didn’t know any better, I would have to guess Billy Graham. Here is the last long and gushing sentence of this particular address:
“That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.”
Yes, it’s enough to make any self respecting atheist sick to his or her stomach.
So who is this ultra-nationalist, right wing wacko religious fanatic?
None other than:
The God gushing is from George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation, City of New York, October 3, 1789.
So much for the leftist propaganda that the Founding Fathers were a bunch of deists.