Words from our first president

george-washington-prayerGeorge Washington pleaded with the nation to keep religion and morality strong. He said “Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports let it be simply asked, where is the security, for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in the courts of justice?Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle”.

 

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  1. Reblogged this on Arlin Report and commented:
    Words seldom spoken today.

    • With good reason. It is totally possible to be good and moral without being religious. Also, in my experience, the most dogmatically religious people are the least moral.

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