I’ve been reading up on the founders and…wait…don’t navigate away! I’m not going to go all “history textbook” on you!! Ok, I am…but just a little…

 

It turns out that 99% of the founders were, in fact, quite religious. Those that weren’t religious respected those who were. I used to think they weren’t, but I used to be ignorant, too, so there ya go. If you want me to provide proof, first read pretty much any state constitution, at least two of any of the letters that any founder wrote to anyone, and/or Original Intent: The Courts, the Constitution, and Religion by David Barton. Then, if those original sources are not enough for you, let me know…I will print you up a sign for you to wear at all times that reads, “I am willfully ignorant, do not engage.”

 

Which brings me to the topic of my post. You can say you don’t believe something that is true all you want. It does not make it any less true.

 

For instance, if I say, “I don’t believe anyone wants to buy Twinkies.”  But, the sales figures from Hostess show 500, 000,000 sold every year. So, don’t believe it if you don’t want to…but you’d be wrong.

 

Another example: The founders believed that each state was responsible for the encouragement of religion in its citizens. Also, until the states themselves outlawed it by adding amendments to their own state constitutions, there was nothing saying that they couldn’t have a state sponsored religion. To this, some people say, “I don’t believe it.” Some states did and some didn’t, incidentally, have state sponsored religions…which is quite different than a theocracy, but I digress…

 

Well, fine, don’t believe it. Be ignorant, I guess it’s your prerogative. But, to say that I am wrong and not have ANY sources to support statements like that just makes a person look like the bigot that, frankly, that person is. So, to all the bigots out there…STOP IT. Thank you. That is all.