Posted by Emjay | Posted in Intro | Posted on 08-07-2009
The Founding Fathers’ Views on Organized Religion
What the film Religulous gave examples of:
“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.” — Thomas Jefferson
“This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.” — John Adams
“Lighthouses are more useful than churches.” — Benjamin Franklin
Note what Abraham Lincoln said about “the Christian scheme of Salvation” or use a search engine. (Abraham Lincoln would not by any means be a publican of today but during his time he was united with spiritualism and mainly the 1848 Free Soil Party political party).
From the Oahspe Bible Chapter XIII
THE REPUBLIC ESTABLISHED.
1. Es said: Since three hundred years, the loo’is of God’s allotment to the earth, had been providing the generations of men unto the coming work of God. 2. And through these had God, Jehovih’s Son, raised up one thousand two hundred men, to be directly under the inspiration of the second resurrection, for establishing an emancipated government for mortals. 3. And these one thousand two hundred men were raised to grades above sixty, and some of them to eighty. 4. Chief of these men raised up by God, to establish the foundation of Jehovih’s kingdom with mortals, were the following, all of whom stood above grade eighty, to wit: 5. Paine, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Caroll, Hancock and Washington. 6. Into the hands of these seven men did Jehovih, through God, His Son, place the leadership of the mortal hosts; and they were under the guidance of Jehovih’s Lord, Yotahiza. 7. And the Lord caused Paine, to proclaim the new doctrines, as against Looeamong and the sacred books, on which the inquisitions had been carried out. 8. These, then, were the doctrines of Paine, inspired by the Lord, Jehovih’s Son, to wit: 9. One, the Creator, who is Almighty, matchless in wisdom, truth, power and unity of purpose; the author of all things, on the earth and on all other worlds, seen and unseen. 10. That the soul of man is immortal and everlasting, and shall ultimately attain to peace and joy in the heavens of the Almighty. 11. That, according to man’s good or evil deeds, words, thoughts and actions whilst on earth, even so shall he inherit in heaven, light or darkness, joy or unhappiness. 12. That all the world is my country, and the same right alike to all men. 13. To do good, with all of one’s wisdom and strength, is the highest religion. 14. That man hath a natural right, above all kings, priests and sacred writings, to serve his Creator in his own way. 15. That this is an age of reason, in which all men should be inspired, to read and think, and judge with their own judgment and not through any priest or church or Savior. 16. That the doctrine of a Savior is unjust; that no honest man should accept another’s dying for him. 17. That the so-called sacred books are not the writings of the Creator; that their multiplicity of defects prove them to have been manufactured by corruptible authors. 18. That, in practice, the said sacred books have been used by unprincipled priests to promote wars, inquisitions, tyranny and destruction. 19. That man should rise up in his might to embrace his Creator, by the practice of good works, and by promoting brotherly love toward all men; and by charity and independence elicit the protection, the pride and the glory of the Almighty.3 20. The doctrines of God, Paine proclaimed publicly; and they were printed, and circulated amongst the inhabitants of Guatama. 21. And it came to pass, that they fell into the hands of such men and women as had been previously prepared by God to receive them. And these people applauded the new doctrines to so great an extent that the colonies repudiated the Divine right (Divan laws) of kings to govern without the consent of the governed.
“The republic is not the highest form of government”…but a huge step forward.