The foundations of our society and government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.
– Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933), 30th president of the United States (3)
Calvin Coolidge was president in the mid-1920’s. How did we get from the kind of society and government they had then to the one we have now?
American society today would not even be willing to elect anyone who spoke in this way. Pluralism is the most any Christian politician today can hope for. Coolidge was not talking pluralism. That is how far we have fallen as a nation.
The times we live in truly deserve to be called a new “dark ages.”
Source: The Bible in America by Steve Green and Todd Hillard, DustJacket Press, 2013, page 99.
For a longer list of quotes like this from American leaders, see Historic Quotes About the Bible.