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Founding Fathers by Balddog4 Founding Fathers by Balddog4
I've heard people say that the Founding Fathers were not Christians. I just want to say that statement is false and incorrect. The Founding Fathers were God fearing men. They worship God and went to church, they study the Bible. In fact I believe that both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S Constitution were inspired from God. And that is why I consider the Founding Fathers Christians.
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DBEEERS Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Very true.
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MYthology1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
Every time I see a picture of all of them, I'm like: "Guys! I can't tell any of you apart! Get haircuts!"
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SanShine3 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
"no matter what you say they are..." that phrase alone should show you that you are trying to construct a reality as you wish it to be.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Except for Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson. Franklin was a deist while Jefferson was a heretic who believed that Jesus was not the Son of God. Now I'm not trying to contradict you. I'm with you and I support you.
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Technically many were deist, others were atheist. 
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Stevenator-20xx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They were Deists. They believe in a God who created the universe and dosen't intervene with it and left it to govern on its own perfectly with Laws Of Nature

It did say in the D.O.I. 

"Laws of Nature and of Nature's God"
"Creator"
"Supreme Judge of the world"

They don't believe in the bible and there are quotes by them as evidence they don't believe in Christianity. Including George Washington, Thomas Paine (In his book Age of Reason), Ben Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and lots more.
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LordElthibar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
You can say that again!
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Young-stoaty-chap Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually, they were mostly atheists or secular theists. America needs to ge back to its atheist roots.
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Calypsoeclipse Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The Constitution had borrowed ideas from ancient Rome, Greece, Judeo Christian belief the Magna Carta and houses of parliament in Britain, the Mayflower compact and New England's "town meeting" style of self rule. 
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codyrush Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
uh...actually the declaration was inspired by the thinkers of the Enlightenment age such as Montesquieu, Paine, and Locke, among many others. It was a confabulation of humanist philosophy; and while the founding fathers were, many of them, monotheists, some were merely theists and some agnostic. The number is still subject to historical speculation, debate and research: but, one thing is clear, they were adamant that their religions and the government should be separate.

""During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits?
More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy;ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition,
bigotry, and persecution." James Madison

“Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites.” Thomas Jefferson
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