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What Part Did Christianity Play in the Framing of the Constitution (Part I)

May 4, 2010 politisite 0

After about five weeks dealing with strong heads, Benjamin Franklin, a Deist in his youth, delivered a compelling speech that is not included in most Text books concerning the framing of the Constitution at Independence Hall. The speech opened with Franklin identifying the reason for the poor progress. He related to the Men that there was a great deal lacking in human understanding. He implied an imperfection of man that required intervention of, “The Father of Lights to illuminate our understanding”. He had reminded the men that during the war of independence that they had prayed regularly to God in that very hall. He further reminded the men that all of them could remember that God had intervened on their behalves.