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Monday, July 05, 2010

The myth of Deist America

I suppose we can't be surprised that atheists so often get Christian "mythology" factually incorrect when they can't even keep their own myths straight:
The thinkers who formulated the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were deists, not theists, and were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment movement in England and Europe.

Pure.. Unadulterated.. Poppycock. This flies completely in the face of serious scholarship on the subject by Dr. Miles Bradford (University of Dallas) in which he careflully examined the religious beliefs of 55 of the framers of the Constituional Convention and found only 3 whose religious leanings were a bit unclear.
For crying out loud, there were nearly as many MINISTERS signing the Declaration of Independence as there were deists. The lesson is to always treat atheists spouting "facts" like Jehovah's Witnesses "quoting" the Bible. Always, always, always, ask them for their source. Most of the time, when you force them to trace it back, it will turn out to be pure fiction.

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Anonymous Anonymous July 25, 2012 7:00 AM  

How intelligent of you to criticize the sources of someone else's study when the only thing you can produce is an angry meaningless post that actually cites no sources claiming the contrary.

Blogger J Curtis August 15, 2014 7:39 PM  

Hi Anonymous. Feel free to read any of Dr Bradford's works on the subject. I especially recommend Founding Fathers: Brief Lives of the Framers of the United States Constitution. It's thoroughly and meticulously footnoted citing many many different sources for each of the Founding Fathers. I wish you luck in your quixotic attempt to disprove easily corroborated facts.

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