Obama ‘gets’ Jefferson

Obama states…

“Many of the leading lights of the Revolution, most notably Franklin and Jefferson, were deists who–while believing in an Almighty God–questioned not only the dogmas of the Christian church but the central tenets of Christianity itself (including Christ’s divinity). Jefferson and Madison in particular argued for what Jefferson called a “wall of seperation” between church and state, as a means of protecting individual liberty in religious belief and practice, guarding the state against sectarian strife, and defending organized religion against the state’s encroachment or undue influence.” (p. 217)

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