Christianity From Founding Fathers Quotes by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and many others.
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.
I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
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.
Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
…It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.
I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.
Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years?
Suppose a nation in some distant region should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited. What a Utopia! What a paradise this region would be.
The truth is, that the greatest enemies to the doctrines of Jesus are those, calling themselves the expositors of them, who have perverted them for the structure of a system of fancy absolutely incomprehensible, and without any foundation in His genuine words.
It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.
No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever.
If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers of persecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practised it on one another.