Monday, December 24, 2012

Other voices

From Sodom, Gomorrah & Jones:

CJ's Heavy Reading

Most Americans seem to be under an erroneous impression, given by teachers, preachers, textbooks, and pundits, that the Founding Fathers were pious bores. So it is time to talk clearly about them as they really were: not the good Christians our teachers droned on about, but skeptical men of the Enlightenment who questioned each and every received idea they had been taught. They were deeply read in political philosophy, interested in science, and well versed in theological matters. They consistently challenged the religious dogma they heard from the pulpit, both openly and in private, among friends.

Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers by Brooke Allen

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