Celebrating the Fourth

A review of the Declaration of Independence is always in order. Out of curiosity, I did a search on the word “God.” The word and concept are used exactly once in this context:

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Nature's God. Not Christian God. Not Jewish God. Not Muslim God.

All I can say is, God bless those wild and wacky Transcendentalists.

As an aside, we'll be celebrating the Fourth by viewing An Inconvenient Truth.

Just sayin'.

Go listen to NPR celebrities read the great document. It'll give you schpilkas.

Comments (4) -

July 4. 2006 03:20


A wonderful reminder of where the true beauty lies in celebrating our Revolution!

John |

July 4. 2006 05:37


Right on, Leslie! Smile  And PS on the shrug ... how many skeins did that take?  I have 2 in my stash ... I just might try that as well.  It looks cute!  I'm sure you could have pulled it off, too.

Jenifer |

July 6. 2006 05:37


You're finally seeing the light.  Transcendentalism is cool!  Read a little Henry D. Thoreau for effect and to please your mother. "Let me suggest"  his journals.

sue |

June 29. 2007 17:22


All I can say is, God bless those wild and wacky Transcendentalists

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