Apr 2, 2011

31 US historic site reveals Christian foundations

Believer says: The Main Reading Room of the Jefferson Building in Washington, D.C., depicts images of Moses and Paul, revealing America’s Christian foundation.

But skeptic says: America’s founding fathers professed biblical faith to a greater or lesser degree, and they wrote essays and personal letters on the good and bad points of biblical religion. 

The Jefferson Building is decorated with images of historical personalities that had an influence on Western Civilization. A couple biblical figures are depicted in the area of religion, since biblical faith contributed to the development of Western Civilization.

Figures that also represent Western thought and civilization are Herodotus, Plato, and Homer. These men wrote ancient literature that talks about the existence of other gods. 

In fact on the Jefferson Building first floor there are eight pairs of statues of the Roman goddess Minerva. She’s the goddess of peace, war, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, crafts, and the inventor of music. Her Greek name is Athena. 

Recap: The Jefferson Building represents a melting pot of history, including biblical and pagan figures. Moses and St. Paul are the biblical figures. In other rooms, pagan figures are on display. Thus the site doesn’t feature Christian foundations alone.

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