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Thomas Jefferson wasn't a Christian, huh!

He said:

Thomas Jefferson once said, “To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”

Since he wasn't a Christian, he may not have believed that sin really has consequences.

Anyways, wonder how he would feel about the new Obamacare?
A lot of people will be paying their taxes towards something that they DID NOT WANT, and they told the government before hand that they did not want.

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mustbeGRACE

Asked by mustbeGRACE at 8:01 AM on Mar. 31, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I am watching a documentary on him right now. He would NOT have liked it. He would have been angered by the gov't hand in it years ago that lead us to the high cost we see today, let alone the complete takeover now.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 8:03 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • Then again, neither Obama or Pelosi would have been in positions of power when Jefferson was alive.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 8:30 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • You got that right LoriKeet!
    Sweet_Faith

    Answer by Sweet_Faith at 8:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • He was a deist, actually. He greatly admired the teachings of Jesus, but he didn't really believe in the supernatural part of the bible.


    Just sayin'.
    caitxrawks

    Answer by caitxrawks at 9:22 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • It honestly is very hard to say what Jefferson believed. He was totally against slavery yet owned 200 slaves. His house was constantly being tore down to rebuild, he suffered alot of loss in his lifetime. At the time of his death he was in debt over 100,000 dollars because he could not control his spending. The only constant in his beliefs were that the federal gov should have very little input into personal lives. He was inclined toward state rights. He would be adamantly against the HC bill without a doubt.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:53 AM on Mar. 31, 2010

  • Jefferson is my favorite president and I have studied him a lot. I have never found any evidence proving he wasn't a Christian and most of the evidence supporting him as a deist is his lack of a formal relationship with a particular church, his tendency to remove parts of the Bible he didn't agree with and his own writing of a Bible. You must look at all things in context and you must also look at the time/place/culture in which he lived.

    After years of studying him I firmly believe he was a Christian, but like my own grandfather felt his faith was private.

    Some say our country was not founded upon the principles of Chrisianity. This is not true. The desire to practice faith..Christianity is what brought most of the first people to this country. Christian principles are evident in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. There are 1000's of supporting documents.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:09 PM on Mar. 31, 2010

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