Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sunday's Quote: The separation of Church, State, and original intent

Throughout the world there exists an inteligencia that aims to rewrite history and to supplant Christian ideology from every social and political landscape because, in most cases, they choose preferences over Truth.  As a shark is drawn to blood in the water, these bold revolutionaries of a peculiar sort -- Atheists, Communists, Socialists, and Liberals of every kind -- have never been more enlivened in their drive to establish a Utopian society (in their image, as it were) devoid of one religion in particular that provides the principles of what makes our nation, despite its shortcomings, the envy of the entire planet.

I am relatively certain that I've said/written that before.

Forty-nine of the 56 Founding Founders were born-again Believers.  Some people don't like that (see above paragraph), which, by sheer intellectual vanity, leads them to take Jefferson's "Wall of Separation" letter to the Danbury Baptists of Connecticut grossly out of context.  So in the name of our national bedrock, Sunday's Quote will list some of the God-centered mottos that define us.

American Samoa -- Samoan: "Samoa, Muamua Le Atua" ("Samoa, let God be first")

State of Arizona -- Latin: "Ditat Deus" ("God enriches")

State of Colorado -- Latin: "Nil sine numine" ("Nothing without Providence")

State of Connecticut -- Latin: "Qui transtulit sustinet" ("He who transplanted sustains")

State of Florida -- "In God We Trust"

Commonwealth of Kentucky -- Latin: "Deo gratiam habeamus" ("Let us be grateful to God")

State of Ohio -- "With God all things are possible"

State of South Dakota -- "Under God the people rule"

United States of America -- "In God We Trust"

Others of note...

National Motto of Canada -- Latin: "a mari usque ad mare" ("From sea to sea," from Psalm 72:8, KJV: "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.")

Motto on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States and on the back of the United States one-dollar bill -- Latin: "Annuit cœptis" ("He nods at things being begun")

Motto of Princeton University -- Latin: "Dei sub numine viget" ("Under God's Spirit she flourishes")

Motto of Colgate University -- Latin: "Deo ac veritati" ("For God and for truth")

Motto of the City of London -- Latin: "Domine dirige nos" ("Lord guide us")

Motto of the University of Oxford -- Latin: "Dominus Illuminatio Mea" ("The Lord is my light")

Motto of Uppsala University (one of the top universities in Europe, founded 1477) -- Latin: "Gratiae veritas naturae" ("Truth through God's mercy and nature")

Motto of the University of Wisconsin-Madison -- Latin: "Numen lumen" ("God our light")

Motto of Skidmore College -- Latin: "scuto amoris divini" ("By the shield of God's love)

Original motto of Harvard University -- Latin: "Veritas Christo et Ccclesiae" ("Truth for Christ and Church")

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