I agree Evolution is certainly the science philosophy of this age, but your "mountains of evidence" is where it fails, and falls apart so badly in debate that your side published warnings not to debate in this country a dozen years ago. They used lots of excuses, the attendees don't understand, the other side uses trickery, and on and on. The entire animal kingdom is our evidence, advances in DNA study pushed your side into a total dependence on mutations, so we are all mutations? When I was a kid, a mutation was something ugly and bad, now everyone and everything is a mutation, Dawkin's mutation proof is found here;<quoted text>
But this is also absurd.
Indeed, they were largely men of the Enlightenment. Jefferson, Franklin, and others thought any literal belief in the Bible was primitive superstition, though they accepted the possibility of a Deity. And they framed the Constitution along the lines of Enlightenment philosophers like Hobbes, Hume, Locke, and Voltaire, also not believers in Genesis etc.
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I have read plenty of scripture. Its interesting as a mythical and semi historical text. Hopeless as a description of any realistic Deity and worse as a manual for morality (genocide is OK if GOD told you to do it! Hooray!), utterly meaningless in terms of providing a good purpose for human existence, and inferior in almost every way to the rational and humanistic moral approach developed by the Ancient Greeks at almost the same time.
For evo to work you need a real mechanism, not words and pictures, they have none. It only gets worse as more study is done at the cell level. Unapologetically, a belief in classic evolution is anything but science. Many scientists of high stature and great contribution have rejected evolution outright for years. Popularity doesn't make anything true.
As for our Constitutional framers being Deists, we know a small minority were, and they respected the Bible and supported open use. But the majority were committed Christians, along he line of Washington or even more openly devout, the name of Christ openly invoked in prayer. The writing's of the framers identified "religion" as Christianity, and "Mohammedians" and "Jews" those of other faiths. One Catholic was allowed in. In truth, John Adams ' work on government was foundational, Jefferson acknowledged that. We know that Jeff and Franklin did poorly in the area of morals, hopefully they got it right in the end, but are poor examples of upstanding seculars.
Our motto, "In God We Trust" is based on the Bible, we have been blessed as the greatest Nation on Earth, devising the best inventions and innovations, feeding parts of the planet and training more, have the most prosperous people and our brave military saving the world from slavery more than once as a "Christian Nation", apart from the philosophies you cited. You are mistaken in your characterizations and our history.
The sick practices of the nations Israel displaced in Canaan are well documented, offering children in fire, widespread child abuse and more that’s unprintable here. God made the decision, sad as it was, but from what we now know of the generational effects of pedophiles and their victims, it must have been justified, He is the perfect Judge.