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"MY MIND IS MY OWN CHURCH"

Updated: Mar 12

Now this is very interesting and enlightening, a lot of detail regarding through evidence what the Founders actually believed about religion and Christianity specifically and the construct of the American government. This history of America goes to my fundamental accumulated, intuitive and inferred understanding related to the perspective of the men who founded the country. Much of which I was not entirely aware of. But I understand them, I get these larger-than-life men.


What did the Founders actually believe in? "The Great Architect of the Universe (also Grand Architect of the Universe or Supreme Architect of the Universe) is a conception of God discussed by many Christian theologians and apologists. As a designation it is used within Freemasonry to represent the deity neutrally (in whatever form, and by whatever name each member may individually believe in). It is also a Rosicrucian conception of God, as expressed by Max Heindel.".


I understand the Founders intent and their construction of the Declaration of Independance and the Constitution and the individual's freedom and right to believe or to not believe. A bit of a double-edged sword though and a new concept in the formation of a governance model to be sure. And they understood the difference between Spirituality which is a personal subjective perspective and Religion which is a formalized construct of man that exists within a culture and society. And their attempt to counterbalance the nature of Kings, Religions and Governments related to the control of and the abuse of power. And we can clearly witness that eternal truth about the struggle and control for power being fought for tooth and nail still today. And that struggle will never cease.


The Founders, George Washington, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin specifically were all men of real substance and real consequence in the world. And still they were men with all that comes along with that both good, questionable and bad.


Watching the video if you have the time and interest will change you and how you see and understand the Founders and their end product, your country. And some of it may be disturbing to you.


Creator endowed rights, not rights bestowed either by a King, a Religion or a Government.


From the Declaration of Independance: "We hold these truths to be self-evident...all men are... endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.".


The Founders fundamentally recognized that a King, a Religion or a Government would always be a direct threat to the individual's freedom. What you do not bestow you cannot take away. BRILLIANT and unassailable!


Thomas Paine: “I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.”.


Thomas Jefferson: (I para phrase) Reason verses mandated adherence to a doctrine which is more a contrived construct of men of "inferior minds" rather than the true word of God.


Truly a progressive and objective although possibly troubling and disturbing to some thought process and history of the day. And these possibly troubling to some motivators regarding the religious beliefs of the Founders are what the radical "progressives" of today base their proposal to undermine and replace the Founders well thought out structure, self-limiting by design and abuse of power counterbalance to government.


To be replaced with what? The only alternative? A more subjective and authoritarian form of government where mandates and compelled behavior against common sense and individual self-interests must prevail. No thank you.


The True Religious Intent of The Founding Fathers by Christian J. Pinto: https://youtu.be/-myElJB_VNg?si=V5TE7AAxA_RJ2FoE  2 hrs. 58 min.



A wild and crazy possibly counterintuitive at times ride for sure, but here we are all the same.


Are you paying attention yet America? JGL 3/10/24


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