Take a Sacrilege Break from the B-Graders For a Moment
Just like to mention to one or two American religious patriots (like Sarah Palin) who know even less about their country’s birth and history than an ignoramus like oneself, and who insist that the United States is a “Christian nation” …
… Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, principal author of the Declaration of Independence, the most influential of the Founding Fathers, wrote in a letter to John Adams:
The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as His father, in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.
and James Madison, fourth President of the United States, wrote
“During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.”
which leads us to what someone else (unknown) said, conjuring that most American of entertaining pastimes
Humanity without religion is like a serial killer without a chainsaw.
Just for a little break from all the B-Grade politics that is swirling around us like grey water.
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Posted: 20 August, 2010 in Culture, History, Literature, politics and government, Religion, US Politics, values.
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