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To the Editor:
The Fourth of July or Independence Day?

To the American secularist, nothing is sacred except the state, junk science and the ethics of tyranny. To the ordinary American patriot, what is sacred are God, family and country. All other things are peripheral blessings, such as liberty, provided graciously by God. Since what is sacred to the secularist is revolting to the patriot this dichotomy should be explained.

Accordingly, it probably comes as a surprise to some that secular humanists claim to be a god unto themselves and therefore declare what is sacred and what is not.

You may say, “This is preposterous.” Well, let’s just see. In Humanist Manifesto II, under the heading “religion” it states, “No deity will save us; we must save ourselves.” Sounds like they are proclaiming themselves “god” to me.

So what does this have to do with the fourth of July and what’s sacred? Well, on July 4, 1776, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. To the new American citizens, that day was known as Independence Day. It was special not because it was July 4th; after all there was a July 4th the year before, but because it was Independence Day!

The point to this is: to lesson the impact of the sacredness of Independence Day, Secularists refer to it as the Fourth of July not unlike other calendar days such as Christmas (Happy Holidays) and Thanksgiving (Turkey Day). Their view of what should be held sacred is skewed because they hold nothing higher than themselves, not even God.

Gary Ervin
New Philadelphia, OH


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