Friday, September 7, 2012

"Laus Deo"

Atop the massive monument to George Washington in Washington D.C., there is an aluminum cap which bears the inscription "Laus Deo," which means "praise be to God." While this engraving isn't viewable to those who visit the Washington Monument, there is a replica where you can see these words reproduced. Occasionally the secular division of our society manages to inadvertently turn this replica so that this tribute to our Creator isn't visible.

Inside this national monument is inscribed yet another religious reference that causes controversy in the secular community. It's often referred to as "Washington's Prayer", but in an effort to prove old George didn't have a religious bone in his body, the "prayer" is said to be taken from a letter written by Washington, so it's not actually a prayer. Here is the text.

"I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you, and the State over which you preside, in his holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that he would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation."

Now I don't know about you, but anything that begins with "now I make it my earnest prayer," leads me to believe that this was in fact a prayer. Be that as it may, this non-prayer makes reference to "God," a "Divine Author," and "our blessed religion," all of which could lead one to believe that old George was in fact a religious man, despite the best efforts of those that would have us believe otherwise. Is this the language of a non-believer?

The secular movement is always trying to change history to fit their narrative. They can't continue with their hedonistic behavior if we are a country grounded in faith. The easiest way to battle our resolve is to plant seeds of doubt and fertilize them with propaganda, but you see they don't understand this will never work. The very definition of faithful debunks the premise that'll ever work. The faithful certainly understand the ways of the "Great Deceiver," and will never fall for those tactics. Carry on!

God Bless!
Capt. Bill

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