Just don't ask about the unicorn.
Jefferson said he hoped before his death every good American would be Unitariian.
There were two Chaplains in the Continental Army. Both Anglican Christian. When one died Washington insisted the new one be of another religion, he won amongst protest. On Washingtons' death bed he was suffering and more than once
refused to see a priest for last rites.
Franklin often said " My God is not the God of Jesus, nor of Muhamad, nor of Buddha." They mostly belived in God the creator but, not in religion. They regularly along with Paine and others said things like this. They did believe in Freedon of Religion.
Most of us are Christian, as am I, but, you have gotten it all wrong. I wonder how many others have this delusion?
Yeah, you learned it from us.
"There are far more of us now"
really?? if you check the gallup polls the number hasn't really changed from the 1950's to now. the only thing is that atheist are being more vocal and out of the open that's it. 94% believe in god , plus add the number of agnostics , atheist really make 2 or 3% of the general population in usa
You just had to open that can of worms, didn't you?
I knew I liked Benjamin Franklin ! I think alike : deity, yup, organized religion, nope.[*******#333333]Franklin often said " My God is not the God of Jesus, nor of Muhamad, nor of Buddha." They mostly belived in God the creator but, not in religion. They regularly along with Paine and others said things like this. They did believe in Freedon of Religion.[/COLOR]
My home town has a church, but no priest. The 5 cars we used to see there on a Sunday now meet at one of the parishioners house on a Sunday. Not too long ago there were half a dozen Churches for sale in my state, none of those communities had a need for the buildings any more.
Going by ID tags 99% of my first platoon were some sort of Christian, CofE, Catholic, Anglican type religion was stamped on most of our dog tags. We only had the one church goer in the platoon and he was not Christian, the rest of us were as big a mob of godless heathens that were ever grouped together. Personally I had to ask mum what sort of Christians we "were", Anglican IIRC. They wouldn't put jedi on my second set of dog tags, so they had no religion stamped on them instead.
I'd be very surprised if the UK could gather up anywhere near 43 million practising/believing Christians from that list posted earlier, same goes for most of the rest of the countries listed.
[*******#000000][FONT=Arial] Saddening! What will be next? Dollars and coins ?[/FONT][/COLOR]