Archives for November 13, 2011

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...]