Fun fact. There were gods called God before the Christian god was called God. It's pretty arrogant to assume that your God, out of the thousand of Gods was the one they were talking about. Also, most of the founding fathers were deists. They believed in a higher power, but thought that all religions were wrong in execution.

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"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."

-James Madison
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"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. 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?"

"The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?"

"Can a free government possibly exist with the Roman Catholic religion?"

"God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy [Religion] is got rid of, there will ne...


























Fun fact. There were gods called God before the Christian god was called God. It's pretty arrogant to assume that your God, out of the thousand of Gods was the one they were talking about. Also, most of the founding fathers were deists. They believed in a higher power, but thought that all religions were wrong in execution.

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"Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise."

"The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."

-James Madison
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"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. 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?"

"The question before the human race is, whether the God of Nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?"

"Can a free government possibly exist with the Roman Catholic religion?"

"God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy [Religion] is got rid of, there will never be any liberal science in the world."

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it."

-John Adams
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"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."

"And 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."

-Thomas Jefferson
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"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches."

"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."

-Benjamin Franklin
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"Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst."

"What is it the New Testament teaches us? To believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married; and the belief of this debauchery is called faith."

"All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."

-Thomas Paine
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