"The Christian resolve to find the world evil and ugly, has made the world evil and ugly."~Friedrich Nietzsche
The funeral of a child is far too depressing to talk about.
Lora and I were made to feel VERY unwelcome and, because of this, Emily has vowed to never talk to her family again. Lora and I still have hopes that once she calms down things can still be worked out.
I got home late last night and have barely slept so...
Our "Christian" Founding Fathers
John Adams, 2nd President (1797-1801). Unitarian.
"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it!" Peabody, ed., (John Adams, A Biography in his Own Words, p. 403)
During the Adams administration the Treaty of Peace and Friendship (Treaty of Tripoli) was ratified by the Senate. Article XI stated:
"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."
3rd President (1801-1809). Deist.
"The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter."
Thomas Jefferson (letter to J. Adams April 11,1823)
James Madison, 4th president and father of the Constitution.
"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."
Benjamin Franklin, scientist, diplomat and delegate to the Continental Congress and Constitutional Convention. Deist, Freemason and not a Christian.
"As to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the System of Morals and his Religion...has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England, some doubts as to his Divinity; tho' it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the Truth with less trouble."