All-Time Low of Americans Believing in God Threatens Our Gov't and Society
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” —John Adams
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim tribute to patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness - these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. . . . reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principles.” —George Washington
“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” —Patrick Henry (attributed)
MRCTV reported, “Number of Americans Who Say They Believe in God Drops To All-Time Low.” This recent Gallup poll should concern us not just from a religious standpoint, but also from a cultural and political standpoint. As Andrew Breitbart used to say, “Politics is downstream from culture.” He could also have said with perfect truth, “Politics and culture are downstream from religion.” The Founding Fathers understood this, which is why—contrary to popular belief and modern constitutional interpretive theory—they insisted that American society and government could not be separated from religion and survive. More specifically, Judeo-Christian religion is vital to American politics and culture. Just read a little bit about pagan Rome during the reign of Nero, or the life of peasants in feudal Japan, or modern honor killings in radical Muslim countries, and you’ll understand what I mean.
Horrific murder, violence, rape, oppression, and other crimes used to be a commonplace fact of life. It is true that even in supposedly Christian societies, torture, tyranny, and inescapable penury went largely unquestioned by authorities—until the United States of America. America proved to the world that liberty was not only a right but a necessity for a truly just, merit-based society. But America was only able to do that because it was thoroughly grounded in Judeo-Christian religion and Judeo-Christian values. The American Revolutionaries stated quite plainly that God was their King, and the Founders warned Americans that the Constitution would fail if that Divine Monarch were displaced from his central role in society.
Even patriotic Americans will never succeed in fixing the severe problems plaguing this country, in repairing society, unless they return to a fervent belief in God. And that is why the Gallup poll is so concerning.
“[MRCTV] In the age of endless pronouns, drag queen shows for children, and banshees demanding abortion rights up until the moment of birth, it may come as no surprise that the number of Americans who say they believe in God has dropped to an all-time low.
According to Gallup, only 81 percent of Americans now say they believe in God, a new low and a drastic decline from the 87 percent who said the same in 2013.
The polling agency reported that when they asked the same question in the 1950s and ‘60s, an overwhelming 98 percent of respondents said they believed in God. By 2011, that number had dropped – yet still, 92 percent answered in the affirmative. . .Gallup reports:
The groups with the largest declines are also the groups that are currently least likely to believe in God, including liberals (62%), young adults (68%) and Democrats (72%). Belief in God is highest among political conservatives (94%) and Republicans (92%), reflecting that religiosity is a major determinant of political divisions in the U.S.
Men are slightly less likely than women to say they believe in God (80 percent versus 83 percent, respectively).
Of those who said they believe in God, fewer than half – 42 percent – said they believe God hears and answers prayer.”
Those of us who do believe in God need to pray for America, because never before has she been in such jeopardy—and so little aware of the solution to the problem.