5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson's Faith

  • metta

    Posts: 39155

    Apr 14, 2015 5:00 PM GMT
    5 Facts About Thomas Jefferson's Faith


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/13/thomas-jefferson-faith_n_7057494.html
  • bobbobbob

    Posts: 2812

    Apr 14, 2015 6:06 PM GMT
    Interesting article Metta.

    Jefferson has always been interesting and inspirational to me.

    Here's my favorite quote from him.

    "Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear."
    -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

    And this is how he would feel about fundamentalists trying to be an influence in government.

    "They [the clergy] believe that any portion of power confided to me, will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe rightly; for I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. But this is all they have to fear from me: and enough, too, in their opinion."

    -Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Sept. 23, 1800