Post by Happy 4th of July
In fact, if it had been up to them, all the Christians would be dead and
there would have been no colonies at all.
The United Stated of America was born to escape religious oppression.
Atheists are nothing BUT religious oppression.
They have no right to a paid holiday on the 4th of July with everyone else
because it represents something they don't believe in and never fought
Tom Paine, a deist was accused of being a non-believer, as was
“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.”
Jefferson admired Josh as a moral teacher, but, like
the Unitarian Adams, didn't ascribe divinity to him.
See also: "5 Founding Fathers Whose Skepticism About
Christianity Would Make Them Unelectable Today" by
Imagine if, in the late 18th century, when there were still
state laws against blasphemy that people were convicted
under and punished under, a truly atheist person was as
prominent as any of the Founders, who would proclaim that?
Deists and members of other than the official state churches
had enough trouble.
Ethan Allen of Vermont's Green Mountain Boys, was no Christian.
"In the circle of my acquaintance, (which has not been small,)
I have generally been denominated a Deist, the reality of which I
never disputed, being conscious I am no Christian, except mere infant
baptism make me one; and as to being a Deist, I know not, strictly
speaking, whether I am one or not, for I have never read their writings;
mine will therefore determine the matter ..." -- Reason, the Only Oracle
of Man, 1784, Preface
"In those parts of the world where learning and science have
prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous
and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue." -- Reason, the Only Oracle
of Man, 1784
So, my friend from Hong Kong, you are talking through your hat.
Happy Independence Say, USAians.