What Do You Believe Thomas Jefferson Was Thinking?

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    When after already serving his term as president of the United States he wrote this phrase to the then president, John Adams?

    "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. But we may hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with all this artificial scaffolding,"
     
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    I think he was thinking logically
     
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    I think, like the Bible, people either mistakenly interpret it, or purposely misquote it. I think maybe Thomas Jefferson's letters are that way.
     
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    Jefferson was a Gnostic
     
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    Most of the forebears were deists and very outspoken against the bible. They talked about a god of nature...I take that to be closer to the same beliefs of the American Indians.
     
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    No they weren't. Prove it.
     
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    He was thinking that one day someone who does not know how to spell Campbell would wonder what he was thinking.
     
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    Need more context.
     
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    He was TROLLING his sometimes friend, sometimes bitter political enemy, John Adams.

    Yeah, I am NOT kidding.

    Their long time political rivalry and correspondance is historic.

    Here's a brief history of it

    John Adams & Thomas Jefferson: From Friendship to Antagonism to Reconciliation « The Pavellas Perspective
     
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    He wasn't thinking clearly because he had such a hard-on for this fiiiiiine sister that he couldn't get out of his mind. It happens.
     

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