Hope in the Heartland
A new introduction to an old document
Gracepoint church, Peabody
Had the “Declaration of Independence” been authored today, I submit that it would begin something like this:
“When in the course of human events (although there is nothing superior about ‘human’ animals), it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another (those disbanding should apologize for their intolerance and outdated morality), and to assume among the Powers of the earth (United Nations), the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature (Evolution and global warming) and of Nature’s God entitle them (pick your ‘god’ and your entitlements), a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they declare (but not too firmly) the causes (extremism) which impel them to the separation.
We hold (loosely) these truths (tested in a focus group and subject to change) to be self-evident (unless they are not politically expedient), that all men (animals, plants, glaciers, and ozone layers) are created (after humanist indoctrination) equal (unless you are a Christian), that they are endowed by their Creator (source of indoctrination) with certain unalienable Rights (depending on the makeup of the Supreme Court), that among these are Life (once you escape the womb), Liberty (away from God), and the pursuit of Happiness (if it feels good, do it).”
Our historical heritage is being eroded so we will become more and more a nation of selfish pagans. Nature’s God will have something say about that in the end. It is time to repent.
Last modified July 6, 2011