Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Trees

The Trees:

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,...
And they're quite convinced they're right They say the oaks are just too lofty And they grab up all the light.

But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

There is trouble in the forest,
And the creatures all have fled,
As the maples scream "Oppression!"
And the oaks just shake their heads

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"The oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."

Now there's no more oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

98% of Founding Fathers were Christian


Episcopalian/Anglican 88 founding fathers or 54.7% .
Presbyterian: 30 founding fathers, or 18.6% .
Congregationalist: 27 founding fathers, or 16.8%.
Quaker: 7 founding fathers or 4.3%.
Dutch Reformed/German Reformed: 6 founding fathers or 3.7%.
Lutheran: 5 founding fathers or 3.1%.
Catholic: 3 founding fathers or 1.9%.
Huguenot: 3 founding fathers or 1.9%.
Unitarian: 3 founding fathers or 1.9%.
Methodist: 2 founding fathers or1.2%.
Calvinist: 1 founding father, or 0.6% .
TOTAL204 who were signers and members of the 1st Congress considered "founding fathers".
Furthermore, no one was a Deist. Unitarians were unusual, as they believed Jesus Christ was the Son of God, but did not recognize his Deity (e.g. did not believe in the Holy Trinity).