The Most Important Event at Either Convention

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The most important event at either national convention was the “vote” taken by the Democratic delegates on a last-minute resolution to reinsert the words “God” and “Jerusalem” into the Democratic Party platform.

Regarding God, since Karl Marx, the aim of the left, everywhere on Earth, has been a godless society. And the Democratic Party has evolved over the last half century from a liberal party into a leftist one — so much so that it is now indistinguishable from any of the leftist parties in Western Europe.

Yes, Franklin D. Roosevelt was a left-wing president — as concerned the size of the state and its role in the economy. That is of great importance, of course. But an ever-expanding state is only half of the left’s agenda. A thoroughly secular society is the other half. And in that regard, Franklin Roosevelt was no man of the Left. He regularly spoke of the need to defend and preserve “Christian civilization” and of the centrality of the Bible and religion to American life.

Here are three representative statements by FDR:

“On this day — this American holiday — we are celebrating the rights of free laboring men and women. The preservation of these rights is vitally important now, not only to us who enjoy them but to the whole future of Christian civilization” (Labor Day, September 1, 1941).

“We guard against the forces of anti-Christian aggression . . .” (Madison Square Garden, Oct. 28, 1940).

“The world is too small to provide adequate “living room” for both Hitler and God. In proof of that, the Nazis have now announced their plan for enforcing their new German, pagan religion all over the world — a plan by which the Holy Bible and the Cross of Mercy would be displaced by Mein Kampf and the swastika and the naked sword” (State of the Union Address, January 6, 1942).

However, by the mid-1960s, to speak of militantly atheistic Communism’s threat to Judeo-Christian civilization the way Roosevelt spoke of the Nazi threat to it was to invite left-wing mockery. “Godless communism” was dismissed as laughable.

So, it is not surprising that whereas previous Democratic Party platforms all contained references to God, the 2012 party platform committee voted to remove any such reference.

The 2008 Democratic Party platforms had included this sentence:

“We need a government that stands up for the hopes, values and interests of working people, and gives everyone willing to work hard the chance to make the most of their God-given potential.”

Obviously the removable of only the words “God-given” was deliberate. The question is, why?

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  • JakeTobias

    Good one Dennis. I have never voted Democrat in my life. But I no longer hold the adolescent belief, that if there were no more religion, there would be no more war. I also think if we were all socialists, or all capitalists, there would still be war. But there would be a lot less war if we were all capitalists. It is impossible to ever achieve enough agreement to end all war. This display by the Dumbocrats was the most embarrassing ever. Oh, and I would not say, if there were no more religion, there at least would be LESS war. Or people would have fewer psychological problems. No. Sorry.

  • Joe Ordinary

    The Left want a godless state, with one exception for Allah.

  • cynthia curran

    Because they are heavily in the social gospel, Jim Wallis mentions how left the bible can be on economics and I agree. Its not a conservative view on things always like many conservative Christians believe. On the other hand, St Paul writings counter the sayings of Jesus that can be use to argue for the far left. Irivng Kristol a Jew stated that the Old Testament is more conservative than the New Testament and its true that Evangelicals who are more conservative also tend to read the old testament.

    • Bluffcreek1967

      Well, it's true that Jim Wallis relies heavily on a social gospel, but it's far removed from the historic Gospel of Jesus and Saint Paul. Also, there is always some attempt by religious liberals to show that Saint Paul differed than Jesus on several issues (mainly, socio-economic matters). But a fair reading of the alleged texts usually reveal a misunderstanding of the different historical contexts; specifically, a change in the redemptive-historical setting of both Jesus' and Paul's words. These are matters, in most cases, that would have been resolved by simply adhering to the historical-grammatical method of interpretation of the Bible (i.e., paying close attention to the historical context, grammar, audience, etc.). But, of course, religious liberals have not been known to be great biblical exegetes – mostly, because far too many of them do not see the Bible as historically accurate. Moreover, their preconceptions over the nature of God and His message to mankind often compels them to discredit or re-interpret the rather 'hard' sayings found in its pages.

    • topeka

      Try Thessalonians Ch.5 h/t bible gateway KJV

      5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

      6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

      7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.

      8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

      9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

      10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

      11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

      12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

      13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.

      14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

      15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

      16 Rejoice evermore.

      Yeah Cynthia that sounds really socialist alright…

  • Choi

    The Democratic Party used to portray itself as "the party of the people/little guy".HAH!
    Whatever they" were" or NOT,they certainly are NOW the Party of HATRED of all things RIGHT and GOOD.
    Frankly ,anybody planning on voting Democratic ought to have a good look in the mirror,for the FACE of EVIL will stare back at them.

  • johnnywoods

    No doubt that the Most High is wringing His hands in anguish over the snub by the Democrat,s. (Ps.2:1-6). Maybe someone ought to remind them of who`s universe this is.

  • Western Spirit

    Dear johnny, I seriously doubt the Most High is in anguish, much less upset, over anything the Left does. He predicted all this centuries ago.