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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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Amerifilpatriot Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
Many belonged into certain Christian denominations, but most of them were Deists, and most especially they're secularists & religious skeptics. You may have a different opinion, but that doesn't demolish the reality that they're not Christians (some were however). 

“Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

“When a religion is good, I conceive it will support itself; and when it does not support itself, and God does not take care to support it so that its professors are obligated to call for help of the civil power, it’s a sign, I apprehend, of its being a bad one.”
~Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, letter to Richard Price, October 9, 1780

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”
~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by Founding Father John Adams

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." 
~ Founding Father Thomas Paine

"It is the duty of every true Deist to vindicate the moral justice of God against the evils of the Bible."
~ Founding Father Thomas Paine

"What havoc has been made of books through every century of the Christian era? Where are fifty gospels, condemned as spurious by the bull of Pope Gelasius? Where are the forty wagon-loads of Hebrew manuscripts burned in France, by order of another pope, because suspected of heresy? Remember the 'index expurgatorius', the inquisition, the stake, the axe, the halter and the guillotine." 
~ Founding Father John Adams to John Taylor

The United States' political foundation & founding principles were firmly inspired by ancient Greek & Roman thought, the Founding Fathers desired to establish a republic which is representative democracy that safeguards the rights of all, especially the rights of minorities. The Constitution had borrowed inspirations from ancient Greek & Roman ideas, Native American tribes, and the English Magna Carta. America is a secular country, and was originally intended by its founders to become a society guided by reason & ideas of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
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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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