Five Founding Fathers Who Would Be Rejected by the Religious Right Today

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    Here is a good read that I came upon that I want to share with all, but especially those who insist that the United States was founded as a Christian Nation. I am hard pressed to imagine how that view can be reconciled with the information in this piece. All opinions are welcome

    Here are 5 founding fathers whose skepticism about Christianity would make them unelectable today

    Error | US Message Board - Political Discussion Forum ( selected excerpts)

    To hear the Religious Right tell it, men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were 18th-century versions of Jerry Falwell in powdered wigs and stockings. Nothing could be further from the truth.




    There you have it folks!!
     
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    Many people believe many things.

    For example, you believe Christians are not pragmatists.
     
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    What? What do I believe??
     
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    Actually that's not too bad considering the progressive left would have placed most of the Founding Fathers up against the wall and killed them.
     
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    Perhaps you would like to explain that . That is a pretty rash assertion. I would take them all over almost any one the Republicans who are in power now or seeking power
     
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    You believe the third line in your post.
     
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    Ri-iiiight.

    Back then, you would have been too busy defending King George.

    These days, they would to a man count Progressives as traitors.
     
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    I always get a good laugh when self proclaimed atheists like you try to lecture Christians about their religion and what you mistakenly assume they believe. .... :cuckoo: .. :lol:
     
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    When I consider this post, along with several other posts by you, it appears that you are strongly fixated on Christians. Basically, what you are telling us is that you were a Christian, then rejected your faith.

    And that is why you lost your morals and common sense to such an extreme degree that you hate religious people in general, and especially hate Christians.

    And you stupidly let perverts fuck you in the ass to prove to whoever that you reject what you perceive to be Christian values.
     
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    Actually I find many more Democrats (as you call them progressives) more like Jesus of the bible (NT) than the religious right.
     
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