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
Killer Founding Fathers Religion quotations
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.
The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims.
You'll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.
Nothing happens by accident. God is preparing you for great things.
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.
My heart trembles when I reflect that God is just
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. s with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
Without Virtue there can be no liberty
The hocus-pocus phantasm of a God, like another Cerberus, with one body and three heads, had its birth and growth in the blood of thousands and thousands of martyrs.
The propitious smiles of Heaven, can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which Heaven itself has ordained...
David didn't need to know Goliath's strength because he already knew God's.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
Christianity is the most ridiculous, the most absurd and bloody religion that has ever infected the world.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes; and I have, with most of the present Dissenters in England, some doubts as to his divinity.
I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - thing I had no words for.
Religion is the only solid Base of morals and that Morals are the only possible Support of free governments.
In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot, abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
Mystery is made a convenient Cover for absurdity.
Hold dear to your parents for it is a scary and confusing world without them.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible.
For my part, I sincerely esteem the Constitution, a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.
Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.
Outlawing religion form the political arena is not what the Founding Fathers intended when they drafted the First Amendment. We do a grave disservice to our country by removing the influence of religion. If you separate God from the public arena, inevitably you separate good from our government.
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.
Religious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.
What is it the Bible teaches us? -- rapine, cruelty, and murder.
I never liked the Hierarchy of the Church-an equality in the teacher of Religion, and a dependence on the people, are republican sentiments-but if the Clergy combine, they will have their influence on Government
It is the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.
Don't lose yourself just because you found somebody
I can't tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel's war.
What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies Black, white and brown, to fight Israel's war, because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.
Banks have done more injury to the religion, morality, tranquility, prosperity, and even wealth of the nation than they can have done or ever will do good.
But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?
I have sworn upon the altar of god.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.