Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame.— Thomas Jefferson
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Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessing on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning.
Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.
The study of theology, as it stands in Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authorities; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion.
What is it the Bible teaches us? -- rapine, cruelty, and murder.
The soul of man is immortal and imperishable.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity
Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.
God is an essence that we know nothing of.
Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there never will be any liberal science in the world.
I have examined all religions, and the result is that the Bible is the best book in the world.
The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing.
The United States of America should have a foundation free from the influence of clergy.
The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion.
If they are good workmen, they may be from Asia, Africa or Europe;
they may be Mahometans, Jews or Christians of any sect, or they may be Atheists.
Have you considered that system of holy lies and pious frauds that has raged and triumphed for 1,500 years?
I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them.
I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others.
To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed;
but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself.
Everyone must act according to the dictates of his own reason.
Scarcely was I arrived at fifteen years of age, when, after having doubted in turn of different tenets, according as I found them combated in the different books that I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself.