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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" 464 SunSword 04-Apr-05 20:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 230 Paoputzu 04-Apr-05 23:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 220 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 17:18
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 249 Paoputzu 07-Apr-05 12:14
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 165 Jaimi2 05-Apr-05 16:30
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 178 whytebyrd 05-Apr-05 17:41
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 236 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 18:12
I would like to add... 240 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 14:24
And I would like to add... 221 Lee McGiffen 06-Apr-05 16:00
Re: And I would like to add... 221 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:06
Re: And I would like to add... 191 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:18
Re: And I would like to add... 231 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:47
Re: And I would like to add... 156 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:54
Re: And I would like to add... 216 SunSword 06-Apr-05 19:46
Re: And I would like to add... 158 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 19:55
Re: And I would like to add... 197 Cesar 06-Apr-05 22:44
more of a deistic take on things 178 JimLewandowski 07-Apr-05 15:22
Re: And I would like to add... 266 Briffits 09-Apr-05 10:26
Re: And I would like to add... 199 Lee McGiffen 12-Apr-05 11:45
Re: And I would like to add... 191 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 13:10
you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 157 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 16:43
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 213 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 17:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 165 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 19:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 214 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 19:56
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 172 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 20:13
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 173 Cesar 12-Apr-05 20:40
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 215 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 20:44
I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 167 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 23:07
Re: I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 193 Cesar 13-Apr-05 09:45
Re: And I would like to add... 197 SunSword 12-Apr-05 14:06
Re: And I would like to add... 181 Lee McGiffen 13-Apr-05 10:55
then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 165 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 17:32
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 239 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:12
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 186 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:16
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 168 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:21
forgot the link for information 151 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:36
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 158 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 19:15
in the end, it's all geography 178 JimLewandowski 11-Apr-05 20:57
Re: in the end, it's all geography 158 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 21:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 166 Diomede 05-Apr-05 22:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 180 Gordon Strachan 07-Apr-05 16:13
No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 217 SunSword 07-Apr-05 17:24
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 173 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 01:58
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 192 SunSword 08-Apr-05 15:09
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 156 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 16:39
fundamentalism is on the rise around the globe 160 JimLewandowski 08-Apr-05 17:07
The End is coming... 191 Lee McGiffen 09-Apr-05 08:20
Re: The End is coming... 166 JamesH 09-Apr-05 14:37
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 170 Kattmanndoo 15-Apr-05 03:12
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 187 Cesar 15-Apr-05 07:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 152 Gordon Strachan 15-Apr-05 17:11
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 196 SunSword 15-Apr-05 17:20
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 221 Kboldt 15-Apr-05 18:05
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 166 Gordon Strachan 18-Apr-05 15:35
Neo-Cons & "Apocolyptic" Christians 190 SunSword 18-Apr-05 16:41
According to a Newsweek poll... 156 David L 18-Apr-05 22:54
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 155 Joyeuse 19-Apr-05 00:32
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 148 JimLewandowski 19-Apr-05 04:18
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 146 Joyeuse 20-Apr-05 02:49
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 198 SunSword 20-Apr-05 14:16
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 165 Joyeuse 21-Apr-05 01:07
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 167 Gordon Strachan 21-Apr-05 15:08
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 205 Paoputzu 21-Apr-05 15:57
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 187 SunSword 21-Apr-05 16:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 216 Gordon Strachan 26-Apr-05 14:52


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