Posts Tagged 'Ben Franklin'

Celebrities And Their Much Older Doppelgangers

Old historical figures sometimes bear an uncanny resemblance to current celebrities. BuzzFeed collected 19 of them. My favorite is Charles Darwin and George Carlin.

Check out all 19 couples HERE

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US Founding Fathers Thoughts About Religion – We Are Not A Christian Nation

Thomas Jefferson:
“Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law”
“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 Minerve in the brain of Jupiter.”

Thomas Paine:
“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.”

John Adams:
“The government of the United States is not in any sense founded upon the Christian religion,”
“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.”

James Madison:
“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.”

Ben Franklin:
“I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies.”
“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”



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