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
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
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.
Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
I am opposed to any form of tyranny over the mind of man.
Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.
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
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...
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.
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.
... happily the Government of the United States... gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.
We Recognize No Sovereign but God, and no King but Jesus!
Question with boldness even the existence of a god.
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.
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.
It is the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.
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.
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.
I have sworn upon the altar of god.
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
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 found Christian dogma unintelligible.
Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies.