Founding Fathers Religious Quotes by John Adams, George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Louis Farrakhan, Thomas Paine and many others.
Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
It is our boast, that a man’s religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the Laws.
And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.
Rulers who wished to subvert the public liberty, may have found an established Clergy convenient auxiliaries. A just Government instituted to secure & perpetuate it needs them not.
This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.
It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentance toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it.
Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause.
I can’t tell Black people to fight a war that is Israel’s war. What kind of leader will you be, or should I be, to allow these babies Black, white and brown, to fight Israel’s war, because Zionists dominate the government of the United States of America and her banking system.
Creeds have been the bane of the Christian church … made of Christendom a slaughter-house.
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity.
What is it the Bible teaches us? – raping, cruelty, and murder. What is it the New Testament teaches us? – to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.
It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.
The legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions.
. . . 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.
It can not be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!
The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.