founding fathers religion quotes

-, "In the Name of the most Holy and undivided Trinity." Such a day as this was never before known, either to us or to our fathers. The Founding Fathers On Religion. "As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, is the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see; "But I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. …Their virtue, then, must have had some other foundation than the love of God.” -, "For my own part, I sincerely esteem it a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests." I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greece and Rome have left us.” Founding Fathers quotes that mention God, Scripture, Christianity and quoted other authors that mentioned the same. John Adams, 19. Many people ask me why I, as a Christian, am so vehemently and violently supportive of a complete separation of church and state. – John Adams, letter to John Taylor, “The priesthood have, in all ancient nations, nearly monopolized learning. Elbridge Gerry, Annals of Congress 1:729-731, 48. 82. Thomas Paine, 68. But I was scarce fifteen, when, after doubting by turns of several points, as I found them disputed in the different books I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself. – Noah Webster, calling for no religious tests to serve in public office, Sketches of American Policy, 1785, “Congress has no power to make any religious establishments.” Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut Ratifying Convention, 9 January 1788, 43. It has been the interest of tyrannical kings, popes, and prelates, to maintain these errors. “History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. -Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782, “But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. – Roger Sherman, Congress, August 19, 1789, “God has appointed two kinds of government in the world, which are distinct in their nature, and ought never to be confounded together; one of which is called civil, the other ecclesiastical government.” “Jefferson: Political Writings”, p.193, Cambridge University Press. And what were these general Principles? Roger Sherman, Congress, August 19, 1789, 34. “Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”

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