Excellent look at the religious beliefs of Founding Father Thomas Jefferson.
How strange it is to hear evangelicals… claim Thomas Jefferson as one of their own, when in his day, he was accused of being an infidel by the Christian clergy. Jefferson left little doubt about his religious beliefs in his voluminous personal papers. It is his place in our history and especially our founding that drives advocates of all stripes to want Jefferson’s opinion on their side. We must remember, Jefferson was not an atheist, far from it; he believed in personal religious freedom and public restraint. Jefferson did advocate the separation of church and state,
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of…
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