R/S, do you have any founding father quotes to share?
Posted On April 6, 2011
Question by Gorgeoustx Go Spurs Go! 57 wins 14 loses: R/S, do you have any founding father quotes to share?
I just got an answer from, yet, another fundie claiming that our founding fathers worshiped Jesus.
I beg to differ:
“The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being hat have been the fras his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.”
– President George Washington
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State” – Thomas Jefferson
“My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing age and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.”
– President Abraham Lincoln
“The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.” — Ben Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack, 1758.
“The Bible is not my Book and Christianity is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.” — Abraham Lincoln.
“What are the fruits of Christianity ? Superstition, bigotry and persecution.” — James Madison, 4th president of the U.S.
“This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it.” — John Adams, 2nd president of the U.S.
Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Religions are all alike – founded upon fables and mythologies.” – Thomas Jefferson
“The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln’s first law partner, John T. Stuart, said of him: “He was an avowed and open infidel, and sometimes bordered on atheism. He went further against Christian beliefs and doctrines and principles than any man I have ever heard.”
“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.”
— John Adams
“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.”
— Thomas Jefferson
“The civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or on any pretence, infringed.” – James Madison (Original wording of the First Amendment; Annals of Congress 434 (June 8, 1789).)
“It has been fifty and sixty years since I read the Apocalypse, and then I considered it merely the ravings of a maniac.” – Thomas Jefferson
“We discover in the gospels a groundwork of vulgar ignorance, of things impossible, of superstition, fanaticism and fabrication .” – Thomas Jefferson
If you have any more please share them with all of us.
⌡Mac⌠, thanks so much for that quote. A President of Texas quote works for me.
Answer by Flower Girl
I don’t wanna read this question. Can you shorten it please?
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