Christianity is the Source of Civil Liberty

         
“The religion which has introduced civil liberty is the religion of Christ and his apostles, which enjoins humility, piety and benevolence; which acknowledges in every person a brother, or a sister, and a citizen with equal rights. This is genuine Christianity, and to this we owe our free Constitutions of Government.”

Noah Webster
from his 1832 book
The History of the United States

The Darwinian Myth

I just saw a fascinating quote in a video that I am watching. The author of the quote is Sören Lövtrup, and it is taken from his book called Darwinism : The Refutation of a Myth.

“I believe that one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens many people will post the question: How did this ever happen?”

Sören Lövtrup

I don’t know what Lövtrup’s theories about the origins of life or species are, but I love that quote. 🙂

I found a website that has one page of a review about the book here: http://sysbio.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/pdf_extract/37/1/80 This review says that Lövtrup’s book covers some of the history of evolutionary theory, including history that predates Darwin. I think I would like to read it but it seems to be pretty rare.

Founded on the General Principles of Christianity

Were the Founding Fathers Deists?

John Adams:

Deist?

The general Principles, on which the [founding] Fathers Achieved Independence, were the only Principles in which that beautiful Assembly of young Gentlemen could Unite, and these Principles only could be intended by them in their Address, or by me in my Answer. And what were these general Principles? I answer, the general Principles of Christianity, in which all those Sects were united: . . . Now I will avow, that I then believed, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human Nature and our terrestrial, mundane System.

Source: An article by Gary Demar at AmericanVision.org. Gary Demar listed the source as “John Adams to Thomas Jefferson, June 28th, 1813. Lester J. Cappon, ed., The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988), 338–340.”