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Friday, November 24, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to show you George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation. George Washington made this proclamation in the year 1789. I got this from http://www.cbn.com/. Here it is:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor -- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be -- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks -- for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation -- for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war -- for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed -- for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted -- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions -- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually -- to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed -- to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord -- To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us -- and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

Go: Washington

So many doubt if this country was built on Christianity. This proves them all wrong. Give thanks to GOD on Thanksgiving everyone, HE gave us this country!
Peace be with you.
GOD bless U.
Hammer out.

Your servant,
RC Hammer

6 Comments:

  • At Friday, 24 November, 2006 , Blogger Chinagirl411 said...

    that story about a kid and the sports car is in Chicken Soup for the Teenage soul. i was really sad when i read that story.

     
  • At Friday, 24 November, 2006 , Blogger RCHAMMER said...

    Oh. Do you know where she got the sand and stone one?
    GOD bless U.
    Hammer out.

    RC Hammer

     
  • At Saturday, 25 November, 2006 , Blogger Isabella said...

    is "she" me??????? if so then i got it from this salie's girl's website!!!!!







    Bella~
    PE@CE

     
  • At Saturday, 25 November, 2006 , Blogger RCHAMMER said...

    Yeah she is me- you. We must be on at the same time so come back here in a few minutes because 2 new posts are coming.
    GOD bless.
    Hammer out.

    RC Hammer

     
  • At Monday, 01 January, 2007 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The complication is that there are a number of different interpretations of "built on Christianity". It's one thing, and a clearly documented matter of the historical record that many of the Founding Fathers were Christians. However, many were deists, and the religious views of Thomas Jefferson, for instance, would not be embraced by many modern-day Christians.

    The complicated questions are what they intended the relationship between religion and the government to be, and what that relationship should be. While there is room for debate on whether they intended a government that allowed all religions but favored Christianity or not, that alone would not decide how this country should be run. Currently, an eigteen-year-old black female born in Mississippi who owns not property, is a citizen with the legal right to vote. This runs contrary to the intentions and practices of the Founding Fathers, who were undecided on whether a woman in those circumstances should be property of a slaveowner, or legally subservient to her husband. So while it is interesting to look at the intentions and beliefs of the framers of the Constitution, it is not decisive.

     
  • At Saturday, 20 January, 2007 , Blogger RCHAMMER said...

    You seem to know more on this than me. I am just a kid, but I supose I know a handful about this.

    We should talk about this more. No matter how much we say, we won't figure out if are country is built on Christianity or not, so if you would like to hold a conversation then let's not let it become an arguement.

    If you would like to start (at all) than please tell more about what you believe.

    Thank you.
    GOD bless.

    RC Hammer

     

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