Thursday, December 05, 2013

Abigail Adams: Patriots without religion

Abigail Adams
On December 5, 1775, Abigail Adams, wife of Founder John Adams, wrote to her friend, Mercy Otis Warren:
“A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest Man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind can have any real Good Will towards Man, can he be a patriot who by an openly vicious conduct is undermineing the very bonds of Society corrupting the Morals of Youth and by his bad example injuring that very Country he professes to patronize more than he can possibly compensate by his intrepidity Generosity and honour? The Scriptures tell us righteousness exalteth a Nation.” [Prov. 13:34]*

Source: Watchmen on the Wall