The Founding Fathers and deism
Last updated 2/14/2008 at Noon
I think Margot Holman is misunderstanding my point about the Founding Fathers. I believe almost all of the founders were very religious and pious people, even the Deists. My point is that they went out of their way to avoid referencing Christianity in the Constitution, which is the basis of all our laws. They only referenced religion insofar as to prohibit the establishment a national religion.
One point about Jefferson, and perhaps other founding fathers: I don’t think most evangelical Christians today would recognize their flavor of Christianity. For instance, Jefferson wrote the “Je...