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...compulsive systems of religion, and compulsive articles of faith, has not only precipitated my intention, but rendered a work of this kind exceedingly necessary, lest in the general wreck of superstition, of false systems of government, and false theology, we lose sight of morality, of humanity, and of the theology that is true.
age of reason
“Jefferson believed that reason, not revelation, was the path to true religion. He warned his nephew Peter Carr to beware of sectarian claims that a particular group had discovered the one teaching that set them apart from all others as the one true faith. He also urged Carr to “shake off all the fears and servile prejudices under which weak minds are servilely crouched.” In other words, do not let fear cloud independent judgment in the search for religious truth; conduct your own investigation. He urged Carr to “fix reason firmly in her seat, an d call to her tribunal every fact, e very opinion.” Do not depend upon the bible, upon the church, upon ministers. All of those are filled with a mixture of superstition and truth, prejudice and perspicacity. He counseled his nephew to question every religious claim, including the existence of God and the veracity of the Bible. Indeed, he should read the Bible as he would any other book...
Certainly Franklin, Adams , Jefferson, Paine, Madison, Hamilton, and Jay were unwilling to submit to the authority of any church’s clergy, nor were they willing to accept uncritically the Bible as God’s word. They treasured religious liberty more than they valued any religious view because they believed that if minds were free, then the truth would eventually surface”
Notes From: Frank Lambert. “The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America.” iBooks. Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itun.es/us/lnj5Q.l
The Deist, on the contrary, says that those books are not divine revelation; and that were it not for the light of reason and the religion of Deism, those books, instead of teaching us true ideas of God, would teach us not only false but blasphemous ideas of Him.
Deism teaches us that God is a God of truth and justice. Does the Bible teach the same doctrine? It does not.
The Bible says (Jeremiah xx, 7) that God is a deceiver. "O Lord (says Jeremiah) thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived. Thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed."
We often hear of a gang of thieves plotting to rob and murder a man, and laying a plan to entice him out that they may execute their design, and we always feel shocked at the wickedness of such wretches; but what must we think of a book that describes the Almighty acting in the same manner, and laying plans in heaven to entrap and ruin mankind? Our ideas of His justice and goodness forbid us to believe such stories, and therefore we say that a lying spirit has been in the mouth of the writers of the books of the Bible.
'You (protesters) Are Scum’
In America, people who protest are scum?
John, this ain't Russia! Americans have the FREEdom to protest, even if the protest makes you unhappy!
--Putin couldn't have said it better, John!
According to WTFV, hog carcasses were an ongoing concern for Tennessee Republican Andy Holt’s farm dating back to 2011, when the inspector took photographs of not only dead hogs on the site, but hog waste flowing into a local creek — and turning it black — after it was pumped out of a nearby lagoon.