The Declaration of Independence is a "dear John" letter to King George III. It has nothing to do with the Constitution, which is the founding document of our nation, and which does not mention a God or anything that could be mistaken for one. You fail.
7/3/2007 5:02:33 PM
This guy definitely failed Social Studies or he was home schooled.
7/3/2007 5:11:00 PM
Sir Micheal L. Foley
Very true. We should rewrite it!
7/3/2007 5:13:04 PM
Ah, but while the Declaration of Independence might talk about the pursuit of happiness, an evolutionist knows that only the fittest will actually catch some!
7/3/2007 5:17:38 PM
So, then, the Declaration of Independence ties us to 18th-century science? If so, then get off of your computer.
Besides, the Creator in the Declaration of Independence isn't the God of the Bible
7/3/2007 5:23:58 PM
7/3/2007 5:56:44 PM
Who, in the name of science/evolution, has ever questioned the Constitution?
7/3/2007 5:57:42 PM
The D of I is a recitation of grievances against King George, and its "creator" is generic. It was expedient even then for politicians to acknowledge the mouth-breathers.
7/3/2007 6:00:20 PM
The declaration says "...the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,...". Nature's god huh? Sounds pagan to me. Besides, it predates the knowledge of Darwinian evolutionary theory, so what real choice did they have? A lot of the founding fathers were smart enough, and non-religious enough, that had they known of evolution they would have dropped any theistic assumptions like a hot rock.
7/3/2007 6:21:28 PM
Remember, the Declaration of Independence was a manifesto, not a legal document. If you conflate the Declaration with the US Constitution, you're a dimwit, especially as they were written well over a decade apart, and not by all the same people.
7/3/2007 6:27:54 PM
Mr. Jefferson wants a word with you.
7/3/2007 7:06:03 PM
Deism for the win, I think, ya moron. Also time to separate the DoI from the Constitution.
7/3/2007 8:51:44 PM
What the fuck does evolution (or the Declaration of Independence, for that matter) have to do with Constitutional Law?
7/3/2007 9:07:46 PM
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are separate documents.
7/3/2007 10:09:26 PM
They were Diests. They weren't Christians.
7/3/2007 10:50:05 PM
Y'know... maybe you're right.
If so, then does that mean atheists are allowed to legislate that idiots like this guy are rounded up and sent back to kindergarten?
After all, they're giving atheists a free pass to ignore the constitution...
7/3/2007 10:55:31 PM
A deist politician appealing to the masses for support (and saying and doing whatever necessary to get that support) is no great surprise.
7/4/2007 2:05:36 AM
*reads the entire Declarartion and Constitution*
Nope, no mention of God at all.
The Declaration is just one big "Fuck you, George" letter written in gentlemanly language. You should read it, its only a few pages long.
7/4/2007 2:17:08 AM
It just says Creator. You don't even need to interpret that on a religious level for it to make sense.
For example my Creator was my mother.
7/4/2007 5:58:13 AM
Jefferson was a deist, basically a Unitarian. You, a fundie, would probably not consider him a Christian, or his "Creator" the same as your Chrisitan God. You guys really need to read some colonial American history before making idiots of yourselves.
7/4/2007 9:18:01 AM
1 The man who wrote the Declaration of Independence was a Deist.
2 Stop with the false premise that evolution and atheism are linked, they're not. There are Christians. Muslems, Jews, Hindus, Buddists, etc that accept evolution based upon the evidence.
3 The Constitution and Bill of Rights do not mention, God, Jesus, the Bible or Christianity.
4 Seriously, find out if your parents can get their money back on the home school program they bought for you.
7/4/2007 10:41:08 AM
The only reason christians can jump on this one is because 'Creator' is capitalized. If not capitalized, it could mean one's parents.
7/5/2007 2:37:41 AM
Declaration of Independence =/= Constitution.
You failed grade-school history, I'm guessing.
7/5/2007 3:45:56 PM
Has this month's "Treaty of Tripoli, Bitch!" award been given out yet?
7/9/2007 6:45:54 PM
MrBadAxe, this is 18th century ye Olde English we are taling about. Spelling wasn't standardised, even from the same author on the same document with the same word. Random capitilisation of words back then was common: Creator as oposed to creator means nothing.
7/9/2007 7:42:20 PM