Our “founding fathers”–Christians or what?

Recently I've been delving once again into deism, or what is more appropriately called natural religion.  (Deism has come to have connotations of belief in a distant, uninvolved and even uncaring God.  That wasn't true of all who are lumped together as deists and the real sine qua non of "deism" was belief in natural religion, not a doctrine of God.)  I've been re-reading Locke (a precursor), Toland and Tindal (among others).  These men thought they were Christians.  Well, there's some doubt abou … [Read more...]


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