> > 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.
Thank you for the link.
> 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
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
In this founding fathers argument, believers use the term "Christian" to support their positions (as it may suit).