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To: MamaTexan
Hoping someone will believe it? They had better believe that Jefferson said..."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."

because he did.

And it is not a misstatement to say Jefferson referred to the Bible as a dunghill, it is just slightly out of context as he thought it was a dunghill with diamonds in it. Paine had even choicer words for the Bible.

I have read the letters and writings of Jefferson himself, so I don't need to rely on anyone else's interpretation of his writings.

Jefferson was NOT a Christian, he denied the divinity of Jesus.
39 posted on 08/01/2005 12:08:41 PM PDT by Mylo ("Those without a sword should sell their cloak and buy one" Jesus of Nazareth)
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To: Mylo
it is not a misstatement to say Jefferson referred to the Bible as a dunghill, it is just slightly out of context

LOL! Not a misstatement, just slightly out of context??
Kinda like 'six of one and half a dozen of the other'...oookay.

Jefferson was NOT a Christian, he denied the divinity of Jesus.

Please show me ANYWHERE I said *Jefferson was a Christian*

From my original post-

No one can understand the Founders intended meaning of 'Republic', or the principals of the Constitution unless they understand certain parts of the Bible, or as the Founders referred to it....'the laws of Nature and Nature's God.'

(Psst!...prohibitions against theft, murder, lying ARE in the Bible, you know)

You're so busy running around trying to put out the 'Jefferson was a Christian' fires, you don't even realize I never struck a match.

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If it were up to me, school kids would also read all 4 volumes of Montesquieu, a wonderful treatise comparing different forms of governments, and one of the most quoted sources of the Founders:

Of the Simplicity of Criminal Laws in different Governments
In republican governments, men are all equal;
equal they are also in despotic governments:
in the former, because they are everything;
in the latter, because they are nothing.

THE SPIRIT OF LAWS Book VI By Charles de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu

40 posted on 08/01/2005 12:31:08 PM PDT by MamaTexan ( I am not a *legal entity*, nor am I a ~person~ as created by law.)
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