|Re: Founding fathers quotes on religion
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Author: Seon Ferguson Date: Dec 25, 2008 00:27
> On Dec 24, 4:24 am, "Seon Ferguson" gmail.com> wrote:
>> "Snowman" zoomnet.net> wrote in message
>> On Dec 24, 1:32 am, "Seon Ferguson" gmail.com> wrote:
>>> "This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no
>>> religion in it" John Adams
>>> Thanks to Religulous for providing the inspiration to post this.
>>> Did it also provide the inspiration to something so far out of context
>>> as to be deceptive?
>> Can't bare the thought that your countries founding fathers were sane and
>> rational men can you?
> Of course I can.
> Here's what Adams REALLY said:
> "Twenty times in the course of my late reading have I been on the
> point of breaking out,
> "This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no
> religion in it!!!"
> But in this exclamation I would have been as fanatical as Bryant or
> Without religion this world would be something not fit to be
> mentioned in polite company, I mean hell."
Well wasn't it Jefferson who wrote his own secular version of the Bible?
Plus he said he was on the point of breaking out. Clearly he wasn't that
thrilled with religion but didn't want to sound like Bryant or Clevrly.
Sorry America IS NOT a Christian nation.