Jefferson edits The Bible!

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    Apparently he wasn't a fan of miracles and cut-n-pasted together his own version of the gospels, leaving in the moral principles, but leaving out the supernatural parts. Would he have a prayer of being elected today, if that was known?

    My Take: How Thomas Jefferson
     
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    What, no comments on Jefferson rewriting the Bible?!?! :eusa_eh:
     
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    it's not exactly a news flash, ace
     
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    Gee, I must have missed the thread that discussed the article that came out YESTTERDAY! :doubt:
     
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    he wrote his own bible 200+ years ago; it wasn't kept in al capone's vault







    you should get out more
     
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    Hidden from the world and academia in the Smithsonian.

    What's it say on the title page?

    The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth
    Extracted textually from the gospels
    In Greek, Latin, French, and English.

    Edited Bible? Re-written?

    Or simply what it says, the life and morals. Excerpts.
    Those little daily bread pamphlets with bits and pieces of the NT, they aren't the complete text either. Shall we condemn them as well?


    Much ado about nothing.
     
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    I am FLOORED that someone thinks this is a new revelation of some kind. I thought it was common knowledge. Is this truly the state of education about American History?

    Jefferson did not re-write the Bible because he disagreed with it, but because he felt that Christianity of the time had lost its purity. Christianity as practiced emphasized form over substance. The rituals had replaced the principles.

    How embarassing. For one thing, not to have known all along that Jefferson had written the Jeffersonian Bible, for another not to know why.
     
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    But rituals don't play a big part in the gospels. If you really know the history, why aren't you mentioning the real reason? He didn't think all those miracles were factual!

    Pardon me, if I didn't know about his Bible. My education focused on his political life, rather than religious life. Also, if it's "common Knowledge, why the article YESTERDAY? Apparently I'm not the only one this is news to.

    All that being said, no comment? Isn't that what we're here for? :eusa_pray::eusa_angel:
     
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    So y'all just going to be douche bags? What's the problem with discussing what he did? I don't care that you knew about it and I didn't. There's plenty I know that you don't. I just don't try to act all douchey in that situation. Next time, don't answer at all. You just waste everyone's time with worthless posts. :eusa_snooty:
     
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    Imagine what the right wing would have said about Madison who is called the father of the constitution.
     

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