If Our Founding Fathers Were All Christians, Why Did They Say This?


The Daily Kos has the great article If Our Founding Fathers Were All Christians, Why Did They Say This? You can appreciate the wisdom of this collection of statements without regard to who said them. However, the author does tell you who said each one.

Some of these may even find their way into my own collection of favorite quotes.

For now, I will just pick one that was appropriate for a discussion I was having about my previous post.

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”

– Thomas Paine, The American Crisis No. V (1776)
Note: You can read Paine’s whole pamphlet, where he expresses his atheistic beliefs, here.


Yes, it would be preferable to talk about our founding ancestors rather than our founding fathers. With that title, perhaps the author could have found a few words of wisdom from women of that time period.

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