The Real Founding Fathers

I am so sick and tired of hearing these religious nut-cases proclaim America’s founding fathers as their heroes who set up this country on Judeo-Christian values. The immense perversion of such blasphemy to history wreaks of pure vulgarity.

Allow me to introduce you to the real founding fathers:

“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“The way to see by faith is to close the eye of reason”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“It is from the Bible that man has learned cruelty, rapine and murder; for the belief of a cruel God makes a cruel man.”
~ Thomas Paine

“The Christian system of religion is an outrage on common sense.”
~ Thomas Paine

“I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?”
~ John Adams

“In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“What influence, in fact, have ecclesiastical establishments had on society? In some instances they have been seen to erect a spiritual tyranny on the ruins of the civil authority; on many instances they have been seen upholding the thrones of political tyranny; in no instance have they been the guardians of the liberties of the people. Rulers who wish to subvert the public liberty may have found an established clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just government, instituted to secure and perpetuate it, needs them not.”
~ James Madison

“The story of the redemption will not stand examination. That man should redeem himself from the sin of eating an apple by committing a murder on Jesus Christ, is the strangest system of religion ever set up.”
~ Thomas Paine

“Thirteen governments [of the original states] thus founded on the natural authority of the people alone, without a pretence of miracle or mystery, and which are destined to spread over the northern part of that whole quarter of the globe, are a great point gained in favor of the rights of mankind.”
~ John Adams

“This would be the best of possible worlds, if there were no religion in it”
~John Adams

“Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch towards uniformity. What has been the effects of coercion? To make one half of the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the Earth.
~ Thomas Jefferson

“It is too late in the day for men of sincerity to pretend they believe in the Platonic mysticisms that three are one, and one is three; and yet that the one is not three, and the three are not one.  But this constitutes the craft, the power and the profit of the priests.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion.”
~ Thomas Paine

“Yet this is trash that the Church imposes upon the world as the Word of God; this is the collection of lies and contradictions called the Holy Bible! This is the rubbish called Revealed Religion!”
~Thomas Paine

“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.  This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“On the dogmas of religion, as distinguished from moral principles, all mankind, from the beginning of the world to this day, have been quarreling, fighting, burning and torturing one another, for abstractions unintelligible to themselves and to all others, and absolutely beyond the comprehension of the human mind.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

“Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.
~ Benjamin Franklin

“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.”
~ Thomas Paine

“In the affairs of the world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the lack of it.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

“I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature.  They are all alike founded on fables and mythology.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

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I’d also like to add that though George Washington didn’t have any bold anti-religious quotes besides the separation of church and state, he himself was only a Christian in name. He refused to ever take communion, to pray on his death bed and also never mentioned the name Jesus Christ even once out of all his many letters.

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And lastly I leave you with a quote from the new testament:

Romans 13:1:  “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.  Therefore whoever resist authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.”

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2 Responses to “The Real Founding Fathers”

  1. I love this. It shatters the idea that America was founded on Christian principles. Atheism and secularism for the epic win.

  2. I always thought that the nail in the coffin to the idea that the US is a Christian nation was the Treaty of Tripoli, ratified in 1797. Article 11 clearly states:

    As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

    Did I mention that the 1797 US Senate ratified this unanimously???

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