I have no clue where you all got your information in regards to this, but I did some digging myself, and found no evidence of this claim whatsoever. Quite the contrary, I found that the majority of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence were, rather, Protestant Christians - Episcopalian, Presbyterian, and Congregationalist (which has since merged with the Evangelical Reformed church to form the Church of Christ) being the most dominant.
I did find that Abe Lincoln was allegedly a deist, based on his editing of the bible and other evidences.
But the founding fathers - Nope. Not a one.
The encyclopedia Britanica
Answer by pnwmom at 12:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2009
Meh, IDK, but I love this:
Answer by Anonymous at 9:37 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 9:53 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by KelleyP77 at 10:37 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by IhartU at 10:49 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by jenettyshome at 11:15 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
I learned in school that many were Deist. I very much liked the idea that they were and i still do! I am just wondering...maybe they were Deists that claimed a different form of religious affiliation due to different reasons or just simply to be part of a church because church is very ingrained into our society. I know there are people today that are a Deist or Polytheist (among others) but go to a denominational Christian church like ( Presbyterian or Baptist). I think it is possible. I would like to have a chance to research it more. I don't have my school ciriculum in front of me but I can say that it was a Christian education program and they gave a list of Deist and talked about it. If I remember right Benjamin Franklin was one too :)
Answer by hannahwill at 11:30 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:45 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
John Adams in a speech to the military in 1798 warned his fellow countrymen stating,
"We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
Answer by Anonymous at 11:50 AM on Apr. 29, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 AM on Apr. 29, 2009