35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate


Addicting Info has the article 35 Founding Father Quotes Conservative Christians Will Hate. Here are but two examples.

8. “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 prohibit the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.”

~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Baptists of Danbury, Connecticut, 1802

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10. “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”

~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

When you here talk about the founding ancestors making this a Christian nation, you have these 35 quotes for rebuttal.

My caution in my most recent posts seems to be that you have to be skeptical of everything you read, especially here.  I cannot vouch for the authenticity of any of these quotes, but that should not matter.  When you are arguing with someone about whether or not this is a Christian nation, your opponent cares little about facts, anyway.

Just think that if I choose Thomas Jefferson’s words carefully, I could claim that he said,

I contemplate with reverence that act of the whole American people that their legislature should make an establishment of religion.

~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

After all, if you believe just the first item that I have taken from the 35 quotes, Thomas Jefferson did say all the words above, and in the exact order I have used them.  I left out a few inconsequential words that don’t change his meaning in any way. 🙂

Thanks to Raj Vedam for posting this article on Facebook.

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