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  • While you may not agree that certain rights come from God, our forefathers do not seem to agree with that point of view. That is why they express "We are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights."

    That said, I am a fundametalist baptist, and I believe in individual soul liberty. :)

    • They also wrote that all men are created equal.

      Then, in a subsequent document directed that black men be counted as less than a whole white person.

      Point being, they've been known to make mistakes.

      <shrug>

      More importantly, the writing of the second document was a compromise. It is entirely possible that the use of the word 'creator' instead of 'God' was also.

      While the existence of God is debatable, the fact that each person has "a creator" is less so... for instance, my parents created me. That isn't so
      • Well, of course they made mistakes they are people. It wasn't until the 1900's that the full effect of that statement comes to bear (sufferage, civil rights movement). We are still in many ways still struggling with it. However, that wasn't the point I was making anyway. And you a probably right that "Creator" was used instead of "God" as a compromise, but that is something only they know for sure.

        • However, that wasn't the point I was making anyway.
          I'm sorry. I think I missed the point then...

          I thought you were trying to say that our forefathers thought freedom came from God.