“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero
In consideration of the wisdom of Cicero, I will take opportunities every now and then to share discoveries I have made in the history books that I have been reading; well, I hope to continue such sharing for as long as my rapidly deteriorating body and bipolar, Swiss-cheese mind will permit.
For example, last night while I was reading A History of the American People by Paul Johnson, I was especially struck by the stories of John Winthrop, Roger Williams, and Anne Hutchinson. (The foregoing links, not from Johnson's book but from other sources, will give you more information about each individual. I won't repeat their stories, but I urge you to read about these very important early Americans.)
And, now folks, here is what most impressed me by the stories: These early colonists were 100% committed to their belief in Christianity, and that unshakeable belief resulted in some good, bad, and ugly moments in early American history.
Yes, even though revisionists would have it otherwise, Christian belief is the heart and soul of America's beginnings.
Now in 2017 it is not fashionable or acceptable in many circles either to argue the foregoing historical fact or to persist in any argument that Christianity still deserves a place of honor in America. Yes, too many people despise the existence of Christianity within the warp and weft of American culture.
I realize that I will probably offend a few people by this posting. However, I am too old, too sick, and too cranky to worry much about offending other people. I am instead committed to seeking and speaking the truth as I see it, and Christianity as the heart and soul of American history is a truth that deserves to be respected and celebrated.
So, what do you think?