The Faith of our Founding Fathers?
by Dean Worbois
No one disputes the faith of our Founding Fathers. To speak of unalienable Rights being endowed by a Creator certainly shows a sensitivity to our spiritual selves. What is surprising is when fundamentalist Christians think the Founding Fathers' faith had anything to do with the Bible.
Without exception, the faith of our Founding Fathers was deist, not theist. It was best expressed earlier in the Declaration of Independence, when they spoke of "the Laws of Nature" and of "Nature's God."
In a sermon of October 1831, Episcopalian minister Bird Wilson said,
Among all of our Presidents, from Washington downward, not one was a professor of religion, at least not of more than Unitarianism.
The Bible? Here is what our Founding Fathers wrote about Bible-based Christianity:
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. Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned. What has been the effect of this coercion? To make one half the world fools and the other half hypocrites; to support roguery and error all over the earth.SIX HISTORIC AMERICANS,
by John E. Remsburg, letter to William Short
Christianity...(has become) the most perverted system that ever shone on man. ...Rogueries, absurdities and untruths were perpetrated upon the teachings of Jesus by a large band of dupes and importers led by Paul, the first great corrupter of the teaching of Jesus.
The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power to themselves...these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ.
Jefferson's word for the Bible?
Where do we find a precept in the Bible for Creeds, Confessions, Doctrines and Oaths, and whole carloads of other trumpery that we find religion encumbered with in these days?
The doctrine of the divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.
Adams signed the Treaty of Tripoli. Article 11 states:
The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.
Here's Thomas Paine:
I would not dare to so dishonor my Creator God by attaching His name to that book (the Bible).
Among the most detestable villains in history, you could not find one worse than Moses. Here is an order, attributed to 'God' to butcher the boys, to massacre the mothers and to debauch and rape the daughters. I would not dare so dishonor my Creator's name by (attaching) it to this filthy book (the Bible).
It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.
Accustom a people to believe that priests and clergy can forgive sins...and you will have sins in abundance.
The Christian church has set up a religion of pomp and revenue in pretended imitation of a person (Jesus) who lived a life of poverty.
Finally let's hear from James Madison:
What influence in fact have Christian ecclesiastical establishments had on civil society? In many instances they have been upholding the thrones of political tyranny. In no instance have they been seen as the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty have found in the clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate liberty, does not need the clergy.
Madison objected to state-supported chaplains in Congress and to the exemption of churches from taxation. He wrote:
Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
These founding fathers were a reflection of the American population. Having escaped from the state-established religions of Europe, only 7% of the people in the 13 colonies belonged to a church when the Declaration of Independence was signed.
Do not confuse Christianity with the founding of America, for our founding fathers at best were spiritually confused men, mostly unbelievers, who frequently voiced disdain and contempt for the Word of God. Many of them were occult members, such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. America was indeed founded by Freemasons who had the purpose of achieving a New World Order in mind. This is amazingly and accurately evidenced in the book Legions of Satan by Jonathan Williams, 1781, in which he quotes British General Cornwallis as having said to George Washington (after losing the Revolutionary War to him)...
And so it is today! The New World Order is here, being formed under the pretense of a bogus "War On Terror." Zionism is taught in most of our churches, and never a word of critic is spoken against the blasphemous Jewish religion of Judaism, or the vile Talmud which permits priestly sex with 3-year old girls. One need look no further than a one-dollar bill to find the all-seeing eye of the Grand Architect. Cornwallis was correct! The sad irony of all this is that 99.9% of the American people are woefully ignorant of these truths. Truth is certainly stranger than fiction.
Today, just as hundreds of years ago in 1776, our nation's leaders worship and speak praise of a god who is not the God of the Bible.
"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma." —Abraham Lincoln, American president (1809-1865).
"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies." —quote by Benjamin Franklin; from the book TOWARD THE MYSTERY by Rev. William Edelen
"The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites." —Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, author, scientist, architect, educator, and diplomat
"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man." —Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, author, scientist, architect, educator, and diplomat
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