Some Nifty Quotes on Religion from Our Founding Fathers
Here are a few nifty quotes regarding Christianity from our God-fearing-slave-owning-only-white-males-may-vote founding fathers:
The Government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian religion.
- John Adams (2nd president of the United States)
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin
I have examined all the known superstitions of the world, and I do not find in our particular superstition of Christianity one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.
- Thomas Jefferson (author of the Declaration of Independence, 3rd president of the United States)
Since I’m a computer programmer, here’s a bonus quote:
Men never commit evil so fully and joyfully as when they do it for religious convictions.
- Blaise Pascal, Catholic Philosopher & mathematician
Just some things to keep in mind next time you hear some talking head going on about how the American constitution is based on Christianity, or how we need the government to respect “our” religion during the upcoming Presidential elections.