Here’s a quote from a recent religious gathering. It caught my attention because it seemed to me to teach just what our Founding Fathers believed according to their own writings.
“Each of us was given a portion of God’s light, called ‘the Light of Christ,’ to help us distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong. This is why even those who live with little or no knowledge of the Father’s plan can still sense, in their hearts, that certain actions are just and moral while others are not.
“Our sense of right and wrong seems especially keen when we are raising our children. Innate in almost every parent is the desire to teach his or her children moral virtues. (Think, for example, of Augustine’s direction to teach George Washington the “110 Rules of Civility in Company and Conversation”, and Benjamin Franklin’s “Project for Moral Perfection”, and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence.)