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← The Myth of America’s Christian Heritage

Sara's Avatar Jump to comment 13 by Sara

I never heard anything about the founding fathers' religion until well after I finished school and college.

When I did my own checking, I found they were barely christian and were way ahead of their time - there were unitarians (Franklin) and deists (Jefferson), non-practicing Anglicans (Washington) and Atheists (Paine).

Jefferson tore out all the miracles from the new testament to get an idea of what Jesus was really trying to say, without all the magic BS.

There's a big display on the Jefferson Bible at the smithsonian. So even the US government is not making a case for the US being a christian nation.

Tue, 15 May 2012 01:07:33 UTC | #941507