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Religions of the Founders

Religions of the Founders

In recent years, there has arisen a picture depicting most of the Founding Fathers as deists.  This belief, while unsupported by the evidence available in their writings and speeches, supports a historical point of view which attempts to remove Judeo-Christian principles from American culture.  With the exception of three of the Founders, all were adherents of a Ch . . .

Wall of Seperation

Jefferson and the Fabled “Wall of Separation”

 

Thomas Jefferson, one the three deist leaning Founders, is credited by society as having defined a complete separation between church and state in the United States.  The fabled “wall of separation” attributed to him is just that; a fable.

In his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association, Jefferson reiterated the Con . . .

Importance of God and Religion

Washington on the Importance of God and Religion

Like most of the Founding Fathers, George Washington saw the importance of religion as a necessary component of human happiness, a healthy society and sustained good governance. Washington’s views were largely due to his own beliefs regarding both religion and governance.

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to pol . . .

13th Century Christian Philosopher

The Conclusions of a 13th Century Christian Philosopher

 

If we abandon the historical point of view and place the context of actions taken within the time-frame and mindset of their occurrences, we can perhaps see the founder’s application of St. Thomas Aquinas’s conclusions regarding the best form of government (intended or not). Of the five legitimate forms of government, St. Thomas stated that the best form of government is a combin . . .