Chuck Norris Believes America Needs God Now More Than Ever

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Chuck Norris Believes America Needs God Now More Than Ever

By Movieguide® Contributor

While many Americans believe our country was founded apart from religion and would benefit from staying that way, Chuck Norris explained how that is now true and why America needs God more than ever.

In recent decades, many historians have tried to rewrite history and teach that the founding fathers were men free from religion. This, however, is certainly not the case. Painting them as atheists not only strips them of their Christian backgrounds but also misses the point of what has made America such a great nation.

“Many today may not realize that there was an active clergyman (Presbyterian minister John Witherspoon) among the signers of the Declaration of Independence,” Norris wrote in a recent article. “Two others had previously been ministers. Others were sons of clergy or had studied theology.”

“Of the 39 signers of the Constitution, 37 were professed Protestant Christians (though at least one of those, Benjamin Franklin, was probably a deist), and two, Daniel Carrol and Thomas Fitzsimons, were Roman Catholics,” Norris continued. “They were a diverse group of men in some respects, but they were united by their belief in a Creator God.”

Even with this being the case, some today would argue that this does not mean that the founding fathers created a Christian nation. Rather than calling the country’s founding values Christian, they would label them as basic human rights that any land wishing to free themselves of tyranny would enshrine. The founding fathers, however, would say otherwise.

“He is the best friend in American liberty, who is most sincere and active in promoting true and undefiled religion, and who set himself with the greatest firmness to bear down on profanity and immorality of every kind,” wrote Witherspoon when he was the president of New Jersey College — now Princeton — per Norris. “Whoever is an avowed enemy of God, I scruple not to call him an enemy to his country.”

The importance of Christianity did not end with the founding fathers. In fact, faith was a major part of America well through the 1900s. It wasn’t until 1956/57 that “In God We Trust” became the national motto, landing itself on our currency.

It has only been in recent decades that historians have tried to wipe out the importance of Christianity on our nation’s history and the impact it has had on the trajectory of our history. America isn’t great because of its economy or our military; it is because of the morals that we have relentlessly fought for — morals that are lost when Christianity is taken out.

“As Ronald Reagan eloquently concluded at that 1984 Dallas Prayer Breakfast,” Norris wrote, “‘Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mired in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.’”

Movieguide® previously reported:

Writing in WND, martial artist, actor, and producer Chuck Norris shared about his friendship with former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan.  

Norris, 81, said that while he celebrated his mother’s 100th birthday and mother’s day, the two of them also observed May 6, the National Day of Prayer.  

“At one point in the weekend, we were watching a news story about how President Biden’s National Day of Prayer Proclamation this past week didn’t even mention the term ‘God’ in it,” Norris wrote. “My centenarian mother said as she watched, ‘It would never be like that in the old days of America when I was growing up.’”

“It got me reminiscing about my favorite president who also became my friend: Ronald Reagan,” Norris recalled. “He didn’t need to wait for sacred occasions. Reagan was like America’s founders. He was never ashamed to mention God, whether in Rose Garden speeches, National Prayer Breakfasts or anywhere he was. His Easter and Christmas proclamations were overtly and unabashedly Christian while respecting other religions.”

Both Norris and Reagan had careers in Hollywood, but what Norris appreciated most about the 40th President of the United States was his faith in God.

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