Believers, Thinkers, and Founders: How We Came to Be One by Kevin Seamus Hasson

By Kevin Seamus Hasson

In Believers, Thinkers and Founders: How We got here to be One state less than God,  Kevin Seamus Hasson—founder and president emeritus of the Becket Fund for spiritual liberty—offers a fresh solution to the age-old dispute surrounding the connection of  faith and kingdom: a go back to first rules.

“The conventional position,” writes Hasson, “is that our primary human rights—including these secured via the 1st Amendment—are endowed to us via the author and that it'd be perilous to allow the govt ever to repudiate that point.” the United States has steadfastly taken the location that there's a preferrred Being who's the resource of our rights and the writer of our equality. It has repeated that time for good over 2 hundred years all through all branches and degrees of government.

by no means brain, says the secularist problem. God is, to place it mildly, spiritual. faith has no position in executive. So God has no position in executive. It’s simply that straightforward.
yet for the govt to claim there is not any author who endows us with rights, Hasson argues, “is to do greater than easily tinker with essentially the most recognized one-liners in historical past; it truly is to alter the start line of our entire clarification of who we're as Americans.”

He proposes an answer instantly from the founding: the govt. recognizes the life of God who's the resource of our rights philosophically yet now not religiously. this concept of the “Philosophers’ God” is a notion of God dependent now not on religion yet on cause. Hasson means that via spotting the excellence among the author of the assertion of Independence and the God of our religion traditions, we are able to stream previous the tradition wars over faith that experience plagued the country.

In Believers, Thinkers, and Founders, Hasson examines the belief of the “Philosophers’ God” whereas taking a look at a number of issues—including the Pledge of Allegiance, prayer at public occasions, and prayer in public schools—as he demonstrates how we will be able to nonetheless be one state less than God.

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