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Keep God in U.S. History

History doesn’t change; we might change the way we present it or think about it, but what happened happened, regardless of whether we acknowledge it or not.

While the “penumbra” of the Constitution can be constantly reinterpreted, the fact is, there was a historical context and culture in which the Constitution was written. That included God and religion. It didn’t include equal devotion to God and the devil, or paganism, or a society without religion.

From the very outset of the nation’s establishment, religious beliefs were respected freely, not confined to a private (behind closed doors) realm.

The history of the Orient is incomplete without understanding the role of religions like Hinduism and Buddhism in its development. The history of the Middle East is impossible with just an understanding of Judaism and Islam. 

Furthermore, the history of the United States is incomplete without recognition and appreciation of the role Christianity played in its settlement and founding values, the significance of God in U.S. history.S. history.

Whatever opinions there might be on this subject, the role that God and specific religious views played in history should never be neglected or sidelined.

It is a good time to remember the significance of keeping God in U.S. history, whether you are a Christian who values those values and wants to remain true to them, or you have different views, but want to remember history and how it happened.

Why during fall? We typically focus on early American history because the Christian beliefs of the first settlers had a big impact on early American history. 

Though the first settlers weren’t just independent go-getters, they are inseparably connected with their religion. 

Thanksgiving wasn’t just pilgrims getting together with Native Americans – it was a moment of thanking God for bringing them here and for providing for them. 

The Founding Fathers and the generation that fought for independence were also strongly influenced by God and religion.