National Character

A Thanksgiving Discourse Delivered November 15th, 1855, in the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church

Author: N.C. Burt
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,309 / 28 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.3
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 385
Added to site: 2006.10.22
mnybks.net#: 15013
Genres: Religion, Essays
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s much Pagan or Infidel as it is Christian. The Constitution and the legislation of our country presuppose and take for granted, if they do not distinctly affirm, that Bible Christianity is the religion of this country. And they must do so, in order that this be a free government, since the great body of our people are believers in this religion. The President of the United States, standing in the portico of the Capitol, before the face of heaven and in view of the assembled people, swears upon the Bible to support the Constitution. The great functions of government cease to be exercised among us when the morning of the Christian Sabbath dawns. The Executive closes his mansion, Congress vacates its halls, the judge comes down from his bench;--all pause and wait through the day of which the God of the Bible and the Lord our Saviour has said--it is mine. How solemn the testimony, and how frequently recurring, that this is a Christian nation.

And whose rights are invaded by this observance of the Christia

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