What our Founding Fathers said about Religion

An actual campaign slogan in 2022 (she lost, BTW)

There has been a push over the years that our founding fathers based our nation’s creation on theocracy. While many of our FF were Christian, many were not. Our foundation was actually based in Roman and Greek traditions combining democratic and republic ideals;

The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy. – George Washington

Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law. – Thomas Jefferson

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. – James Madison

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches. – Benjamin Franklin

Erecting the ‘wall of separation between church and state’… is absolutely essential in a free society. – Thomas Jefferson

I bring you these words NOT to discourage your personal faith. That is one thing that makes this country so wonderful, we have the freedom to practice our faith anyway we want to FREE from the hands of government.

This is why I get increasingly concerned when politicians from the Radical Right start to tell us Americans have lost their way when it comes to religion. Religion, especially Christianity was NEVER a part of the foundation of this country.

In order for this great experiment to move forward, we must cling to original foundation and stomp out any dogma from the radical right that our country was based on religious doctrine.



6 comments ↓

#1 scott on 07.04.22 at 8:30 am

take away the names of who said those things, and today’s republicans would say communists said them.

#2 D@ily Spin on 07.04.22 at 8:48 am

Terrorists and wars in the Middle East are because of religious infatuation. Religious concepts equate to everyone with the choice of if or how to worship. Isn’t this the most prominent freedom? Commingling faith with government dictates how you are to accept a God(s). Then, freedom is sacrificed and religious choice is dictated if not mandated.

#3 Very Stable Genius on 07.04.22 at 12:16 pm

It’s all the religious right has left. Christianity in particular in America began to lose itself about 45 plus years ago with the overnight growth of TV evangelism. It was then, that Christianity in America began to no longer become the answer to problems, but rather it obsessed on what was wrong, or what they thought was wrong, in order, to hold onto a base which was on the cusp of collapsing, and they knew it. They then fortified their numbers with fear, intolerance, and divisiveness, and the growth of the mega churches, which is now cumulating into their final act of desperation, where their political and legal arguments have the stench of a dictatorial mullah or a tyrannical Taliban ….. But otherwise, I hope everyone has a fun and safe 4th.

( and Woodstock adds: “Yep, Christainity has been turned into a brand”…. “Jesus didn’t want it to be a brand”…. “Heck, he didn’t even like the moneychangers”… )

#4 D@ily Spin on 07.04.22 at 4:38 pm

Religion that’s government would be tax exempt status. Maybe we’re missing something here. Atheists would fake belief if they didn’t have to pay taxes. Then ‘Have You Been Saved’? Of course, and I believe in Jesus Snow Plows.

#5 Don't forget on 07.04.22 at 5:50 pm

VSG don’t forget prosperity gospel. God always makes people rich if they truly believe the BS.

#6 VSG on 07.05.22 at 11:09 am

Oh yes, prosperity gospel, it’s the ultimate in marketing and branding, isn’t it? It allows you to build a kingdom in your own time, where the worship of materialism is portrayed as God granted and God wanted. But how do those who promote such manly prosperity, while subscribing to the theory of original sin, able to separate an innate sinful reality and its influences from the perpetual sin which can stem from such prosperity worshipping? Does not such a gospel ignite the flame of original sin? I think it does, does it not?