Cut the crap! Quit using revisionist history! Some were Christians, some were Deists! Give me a break- face reality! Look up our founding documents, our political traditions. A chaplain giving an opening prayer to the House of Reps when it opens a session? Yeah, that must have been an atheists idea! (what schmucks you revisionists are- deliberately ignoring our countries history, and making up a new history as you go along........)
unclecharlie, you should check out the history of free masons. George Washington was sworn in as our first President in full masonry uniform and he kissed the bible a mason tradition in many of their ceremony's. Don't forget they were opposing the King of England and sought religious freedom from the church of England.
Well if this isn't a re-post, it's been posted everywhere else about 10 times already... And I agree with most of what Seeker561 said, there was evidence pointing to both, and those intentionally trying not to get labeled.
Some of it was very intentional as not to create a theocracy.
This blanket statement, half truth title/headline,..????
Rouse everyone, start another offensive hate thread be my guest.... But do us all a favor and tell the truth; submit articles that are more complete and not totally one sided would you? (or at least titles that are more accurate, because that one is SHIT)
There is ample evidence that a number of the more prominent among the founding fathers were Deists. Some were practicing christians in a manner that would be familiar to us today. Some were deliberately circumspect in discussing or leaving behind a written record of their personnel beliefs.
It matters not what their personnel theologies happen to have been.
I suspect that the author's purpose is to oppose oft repeated attempts at revisonist history suggesting that that the United States was founded as a "Christian Nation". If the men of the revolutionary period were like so many today, eager to impose their personel theology as widely as possible, is it not remarkable that the Constitution makes no mention of God, Jesus or Christianity whatsoever?
Is it really necessary to go any further than that most public of documents to discern their clear intent that this was to be a nation governed by a secular government?
What makes an omniscient or omnipotent entity impossible? Just as what makes a cube with the amazon river or a sun inside it impossible? Just like how the video states there is no evidence for there being no god and no evidence for there being a god, all you can do is rely on faith for an answer. Religion isn't following a cultist leader or reading a book, religion is the practice of faith for the nonmaterial. Nonmaterial things including God, nirvana, parallel dimensions, ghosts, souls and spirits, reincarnation, karma, etc. all rely on faith. If no one beleived in those things they wouldn't exist, but people do beleive in them because they have faith.
All i'm saying is science only goes so far and faith onles goes so far, but as Aristotle said their is logic and their is myth but you need both to find the meaning of life. Hope that 'enlightened' you a little bit.
Awesome comment. As an agnostic, myself, I find it interesting to watch a video that I agree with for the most part, and then see something that doesn't make sense like knowing that an omnipotent being isn't in the box.
A bed made of sleep, for sure, but not something like the amazon river or mars. That is definitely possible (but REALLY expensive to do, lol).
Outside the realm of our conceivable existence could include realities with different sets of rules than our own. Which makes it illogical to rely on logic to deduce what could or could not be in that realm. Therefore assuming that any incarnation listed could not exist there is false reasoning.
My great-grandparents immigrated to the U.S. in the 1890s (in other words more than a century after the Revolution). Is Jeff still one of my founding Dads even though we were way more than fashionably late to the party?