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[My views on Christianity] are the result of a life of inquiry & reflection,

and very different from that anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions.

To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself.

I am a Christian, in the only sense he wished any one to be;

sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others;

ascribing to himself every human excellence;

& believing he never claimed any other..

~ Thomas Jefferson ~ (1743-1826)

US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Source.. letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Apr. 21, 1803


The Europeans are all deeply tainted with prejudices, both ecclesiastical and temporal, which they can never get rid of.

They are all infected with episcopal and presbyterian creeds, and confessions of faith.

They all believe that great Principle which has produced this boundless universe, Newton's universe and Herschell's universe,

came down to this little ball, to be spit upon by Jews.

And until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.

~ John Adams ~ (1735-1826)

Founding Father, 2nd US President

Source.. Letter of 22 January 1825 to Thomas Jefferson, Adams expressed his dismay about Jefferson's plan to staff his college with European scholars


I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of.

My own mind is my own Church..

~ Thomas Paine ~ (1737-1809)

US Founding father, pamphleteer, author

I am now quite sure that 'Tragedy and Hope' was suppressed although
I do not know why or by whom. ~ C.Quigley ~
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