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To: MEGoody

"The truth is that the greatest enemies to the doctrines of Jesus are those calling themselves the expositors of them, who have perverted them for the structure of a system of fancy absolutely incomprehensible, and without any foundation in his genuine words. And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as 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, and restore us to the primitive and genuine doctrines of this the most venerated reformer of human errors."

-- letter to John Adams, 11 April 1823


28 posted on 08/01/2005 10:47:36 AM PDT by Mylo ("Those without a sword should sell their cloak and buy one" Jesus of Nazareth)
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To: Mylo
The truth is that the greatest enemies to the doctrines of Jesus

Obviously, a 'deist' wouldn't care about 'enemies to the doctrines of Jesus'.

33 posted on 08/01/2005 11:02:49 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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