AN UNBEATABLE SPIRIT
(World War Two: 1 September 1939 (1939-09-01) – 2 September 1945)
Donald R. Fox (1945-09-02)
On December 7th, 1941, the United States of America was thrust into the raging war that literally encompassed the world. Although my generation was youngsters, we all understood the great threat to our way of life. Europe was ablaze by war since 1939. China was engaged in war with Japan since 1937. Further, Japan fought an undeclared war with Russia in 1939. Many Americans believed because of the two great oceans separating us, we would be safe from the war. The surprise attack at Pearl Harbor awakened us with fear and anger. We knew we must be strong and with an unbeatable spirit and believe in God Almighty, we would prevail. (Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor)
“This whole nation of one hundred and thirty million free men, women and children is becoming one great fighting force. Some of us are soldiers or sailors, some of us are civilians. Some of us are fighting the war in airplanes five miles above the continent of Europe or the islands of the Pacific -- and some of us are fighting it in mines deep down in the earth of Pennsylvania or Montana. A few of us are decorated with medals for heroic achievement, but all of us can have that deep and permanent inner satisfaction that comes from doing the best we know how -- each of us playing an honorable part in the great struggle to save our democratic civilization.” (Reference: http://www.mhric.org/fdr/chat23.html “Fire Side Chat 12 Oct 1942”)
THE WAR BETWEEN SECULARIZATION AND CHRISTIANITYJust like the surprise attack on the USA, many of us have been caught off guard by the hidden influence of the religion of secularism. The drive for a secularized society has the tenets of a religion. Religion can be defined in part as “a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith.” (Reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religion) When compared with those who believe in Jesus Christ and the Word of God as authority to those who are followers of Secularism, Christianity wins hands down. Our Christian heritage and biblical ethical principles in the USA are well documented, and our founder’s writings are abundant concerning these truths. “…If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 KJV)
Let us define the secular spirit or tendency, “A system of political or social philosophy that rejects all forms of religious faith and worship.” Further, “Secularization refers to the declining influence of religion and religious values within a given culture. Secular humanism means, loosely, a belief in human self-sufficiency.” (Reference: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/secular)
WITH AN UNBEATABLE SPIRIT AND BELIEF IN GOD ALMIGHTY, WE WILL PREVAIL.
(The secularization of the United States of America will not triumph.)
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence)
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. (John 1:1-4 KJV)
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” (John 3:36 KJV)
End Note: This essay was designed to be positive by way of our WW2 zeal and firm intention to impart peace and stabilization to the war-ravaged world. To be honest with you in this present time since the invasion of orthodox Islam, liberalism, and a drastic change in our Judaic/Christian ethical standards and poor governmental leadership with the religion of party inflation, etc. things are looking bleak. However, I still have faith in the old-fashioned American way, and our worldwide allies and friends of peace coupled with fairness and stabilized international commerce. Only time will tell if we as a nation will cave-in to these current trends. It is my prayer; we will stand firm, recapture and maintain our heritage, In God We Trust.
NOTE: For additional study on similar subjects see “RELIGION OF POLITICAL PARTY AFFILIATION,” “SECULARIZING THE UNITED STATES,” “STATESMAN VS. POLITICIAN,” “TRANSFORMATION,” and “UN-AMERICAN ACTIVITIES.”