10 Uncanny Similarities Between Modern America and the Roman Empire
Historian and cultural analyst Geoffrey Botkin provides ten uncanny similiarities between modern America and the Roman Empire before its fall. What do these similiarities portend for the future of America?
I was pleasantly (quite) surprised that Mr. Botkin incorporated polytheism into his list of ten. I wonder though if he would go so far as to identify Amendment 1 and its polytheistic provision for the freedom of religion as its source, and the humanistic Constitution as the genesis for the other nine.
For more on the the First Amendment, see Chapter 11 “Amendment 1: Government-Sanctioned Polytheism” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt11.html.
The First Amendment was certainly not written to b e a “polytheistic provision”. In fact, if you do some digging, the surprising truth comes to light that the founders were simply trying to prevent one PROTESTANT denomination becoming the “established church” over other Prostestant traditions. Of course Baptists did not enjoy equality of treatment in New England and Virginia until the early 1800’s. But originally Catholics, not to mention eastern religions were frowned upon by our government!
Yes, the openess to every religion was their failure. We see it all too clearly now .
Stan, I don’t know how many times I’ve seen the same parroted over and over again. But, it just ain’t so. For evidence from the founders’ own writings, in addition to the link above, see blog article “Swallowing Camels… Pt. 8: Article 9’s Christian Test Ban and Its Polytheistic Repercussions” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/swallowing-camels-pt-8/, followed by “Swallowing Camels… Pt. 9: Amendment 1’s Government-Sanctioned Polytheism.”
Consider also that the men who were responsible for drafting the Constitution were not even Christians themselves. I know how desperately Christians want them to be ours; but, once again, it just ain’t so. See Dr. Albert Mohler’s radio interview with Dr. Gregg Frazer at http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/09/10/what-did-americas-founders-really-believe-a-conversation-with-historian-gregg-frazer-transcript/. Dr. Frazer proves from the key founders’ own writings that they were neither Deists in the pure sense of the word, nor were they Christians in the Biblical sense of the word.
Dr. Mohler is President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Frazer is Professor of History at the Master’s College in California.
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I am not going to comment on the role of the constitution nor of the faith of your founding fathers…mainly because I am not American, and the various nuances and interpretations to me are confusing enough without me taking a particular side.
But what I would comment on is the video itself and the thoughts thereof, which I can perceive as being fairly accurate, and even prophetic. Revelation 13 offers us two beasts to contemplate. The first is readily identified as the present day composite of the church/state union which history has handed down to us through the four empires of Daniel…Babylon/Media-Persia/Greece/and Rome. Rome then morphed into the Roman Catholic Church, within which we may easily recognize those pagan components she has inherited from her forbears. The second beast is somewhat more controversial.
It is said that the second beast makes an image of the first. So this second beast, not at first being a church/state union, changes its character and legislation to form “an image to the beast”…the Roman Catholic church/state beast that preceded it. Is this new formation of a new image to Rome what we are witnessing taking place in the United States? Is the religious right creating an image to the RCC…a theocracy of sorts? And is this new union being fully supported by the Vatican being so ready now to involve itself with evangelical leaders now in such a rush to join with Rome in a much revived ecumenical movement?