I have just returned from a trip to Philadelphia.  Research for a novel dictated the venue. A Christian writers’ conference sweetened the trip. We stayed in a hotel in the old city at the corner of Fourth and Arch Streets. Virtually every historic destination was within easy walking distance – even for two senior citizens.

Philadelphia exemplifies the religious freedom and tolerance upon which our nation was founded.  Within four blocks of our hotel we have two Quaker meeting houses, a synagogue and three different Protestant denominations. The Catholic basilica is a little further away.

I am always amazed at the claim that this nation was not founded upon Christian principles. Plenty of local evidence would support the notion that God, the God of the Judeo-Christian faiths, was the basis for our liberty. Evidence of scripture is everywhere if one but looks.

If you can get there, a trip would be most worthwhile.



Filed under Faith, Politics, Society, Values

2 responses to “Philadelphia

  1. lydiajo39

    Hope you can go somewhere soon. This was a working trip for me – not a vacation. But it was productive.


  2. It sounds as though you had a great time. I have always wanted to travel but it has not happened yet. Perhaps when I retire.


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