January 19, 2005

Every man’s duty

“It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent both in order of time and degree of obligation, to the claims of Civil Society. Before any man can be considered as a member of Civil Society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.” —James Madison

But of course the Founding Fathers were a bunch of atheists who didn’t want any speck of religion in the public square…

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