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SunSword wrote:

> > Precisely. But he took a copy of the bible, and with
> scissors, excised anything related to "deity" or "divinity".
> Speaks pretty loudly to me.
>
> I suggest that you may be misinformed. Go
> here for a more
> accurate perspective on what he did and why he did it.

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Thank you for the link.


His
> purpose was merely to capture only the "moral philosophy" of
> Jesus -- so he chopped out and pasted into a blank volume only
> the "sayings" of Jesus. Which in and of itself can be a useful
> exercise.

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I would then guess that Jefferson did this because he thought little of Jesus' divinity but rather focused on the "man" than the "god" and what the man said.


It is also true that he was in no way a "literalist",
> and thought a bunch of the Gospels was editorial commentary. I
> don't really agree but plenty of Christians do think that also
> -- believing that does not disqualify one from being a
> Christian.

***
In this founding fathers argument, believers use the term "Christian" to support their positions (as it may suit).

JL
>


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Subject Views Written By Posted
Christians & the "End of Days" 519 SunSword 04-Apr-05 20:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 248 Paoputzu 04-Apr-05 23:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 241 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 17:18
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 267 Paoputzu 07-Apr-05 12:14
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 182 Jaimi2 05-Apr-05 16:30
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 195 whytebyrd 05-Apr-05 17:41
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 257 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 18:12
I would like to add... 264 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 14:24
And I would like to add... 239 Lee McGiffen 06-Apr-05 16:00
Re: And I would like to add... 243 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:06
Re: And I would like to add... 208 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:18
Re: And I would like to add... 252 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:47
Re: And I would like to add... 173 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:54
Re: And I would like to add... 247 SunSword 06-Apr-05 19:46
Re: And I would like to add... 177 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 19:55
Re: And I would like to add... 221 Cesar 06-Apr-05 22:44
more of a deistic take on things 195 JimLewandowski 07-Apr-05 15:22
Re: And I would like to add... 292 Briffits 09-Apr-05 10:26
Re: And I would like to add... 215 Lee McGiffen 12-Apr-05 11:45
Re: And I would like to add... 213 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 13:10
you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 174 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 16:43
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 236 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 17:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 182 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 19:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 236 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 19:56
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 190 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 20:13
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 194 Cesar 12-Apr-05 20:40
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 237 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 20:44
I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 186 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 23:07
Re: I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 215 Cesar 13-Apr-05 09:45
Re: And I would like to add... 229 SunSword 12-Apr-05 14:06
Re: And I would like to add... 198 Lee McGiffen 13-Apr-05 10:55
then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 184 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 17:32
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 261 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:12
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 204 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:16
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 185 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:21
forgot the link for information 168 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:36
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 174 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 19:15
in the end, it's all geography 197 JimLewandowski 11-Apr-05 20:57
Re: in the end, it's all geography 175 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 21:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 183 Diomede 05-Apr-05 22:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 196 Gordon Strachan 07-Apr-05 16:13
No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 247 SunSword 07-Apr-05 17:24
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 191 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 01:58
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 223 SunSword 08-Apr-05 15:09
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 171 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 16:39
fundamentalism is on the rise around the globe 178 JimLewandowski 08-Apr-05 17:07
The End is coming... 209 Lee McGiffen 09-Apr-05 08:20
Re: The End is coming... 184 JamesH 09-Apr-05 14:37
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 190 Kattmanndoo 15-Apr-05 03:12
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 212 Cesar 15-Apr-05 07:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 169 Gordon Strachan 15-Apr-05 17:11
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 227 SunSword 15-Apr-05 17:20
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 246 Kboldt 15-Apr-05 18:05
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 183 Gordon Strachan 18-Apr-05 15:35
Neo-Cons & "Apocolyptic" Christians 225 SunSword 18-Apr-05 16:41
According to a Newsweek poll... 173 David L 18-Apr-05 22:54
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 171 Joyeuse 19-Apr-05 00:32
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 166 JimLewandowski 19-Apr-05 04:18
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 163 Joyeuse 20-Apr-05 02:49
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 229 SunSword 20-Apr-05 14:16
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 180 Joyeuse 21-Apr-05 01:07
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 185 Gordon Strachan 21-Apr-05 15:08
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 228 Paoputzu 21-Apr-05 15:57
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 219 SunSword 21-Apr-05 16:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 238 Gordon Strachan 26-Apr-05 14:52


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