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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" 649 SunSword 04-Apr-05 20:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 311 Paoputzu 04-Apr-05 23:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 317 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 17:18
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 333 Paoputzu 07-Apr-05 12:14
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 247 Jaimi2 05-Apr-05 16:30
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 259 whytebyrd 05-Apr-05 17:41
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 324 Kboldt 05-Apr-05 18:12
I would like to add... 339 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 14:24
And I would like to add... 299 Lee McGiffen 06-Apr-05 16:00
Re: And I would like to add... 313 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:06
Re: And I would like to add... 265 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:18
Re: And I would like to add... 330 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:47
Re: And I would like to add... 232 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:54
Re: And I would like to add... 322 SunSword 06-Apr-05 19:46
Re: And I would like to add... 237 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 19:55
Re: And I would like to add... 289 Cesar 06-Apr-05 22:44
more of a deistic take on things 258 JimLewandowski 07-Apr-05 15:22
Re: And I would like to add... 382 Briffits 09-Apr-05 10:26
Re: And I would like to add... 279 Lee McGiffen 12-Apr-05 11:45
Re: And I would like to add... 282 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 13:10
you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 235 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 16:43
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 306 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 17:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 244 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 19:00
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 298 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 19:56
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 256 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 20:13
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 265 Cesar 12-Apr-05 20:40
Re: you can approach this "problem" in 3 ways 308 Kboldt 12-Apr-05 20:44
I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 248 JimLewandowski 12-Apr-05 23:07
Re: I've always felt the phrase "all men are created equal" 287 Cesar 13-Apr-05 09:45
Re: And I would like to add... 304 SunSword 12-Apr-05 14:06
Re: And I would like to add... 257 Lee McGiffen 13-Apr-05 10:55
then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 241 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 17:32
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 338 Kboldt 06-Apr-05 18:12
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 267 JimLewandowski 06-Apr-05 18:16
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 245 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:21
forgot the link for information 229 Joyeuse 09-Apr-05 02:36
Re: then why would Jefferson CUT out of the bible 234 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 19:15
in the end, it's all geography 262 JimLewandowski 11-Apr-05 20:57
Re: in the end, it's all geography 236 Farseeker 11-Apr-05 21:28
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 248 Diomede 05-Apr-05 22:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 259 Gordon Strachan 07-Apr-05 16:13
No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 320 SunSword 07-Apr-05 17:24
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 260 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 01:58
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 293 SunSword 08-Apr-05 15:09
Re: No real percentage increase in Evangelical vote for Bush in 2004 233 Paoputzu 08-Apr-05 16:39
fundamentalism is on the rise around the globe 236 JimLewandowski 08-Apr-05 17:07
The End is coming... 269 Lee McGiffen 09-Apr-05 08:20
Re: The End is coming... 248 JamesH 09-Apr-05 14:37
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 256 Kattmanndoo 15-Apr-05 03:12
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 282 Cesar 15-Apr-05 07:36
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 233 Gordon Strachan 15-Apr-05 17:11
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 307 SunSword 15-Apr-05 17:20
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 319 Kboldt 15-Apr-05 18:05
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 246 Gordon Strachan 18-Apr-05 15:35
Neo-Cons & "Apocolyptic" Christians 297 SunSword 18-Apr-05 16:41
According to a Newsweek poll... 237 David L 18-Apr-05 22:54
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 240 Joyeuse 19-Apr-05 00:32
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 230 JimLewandowski 19-Apr-05 04:18
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 225 Joyeuse 20-Apr-05 02:49
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 302 SunSword 20-Apr-05 14:16
Re: According to a Newsweek poll... 238 Joyeuse 21-Apr-05 01:07
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 248 Gordon Strachan 21-Apr-05 15:08
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 312 Paoputzu 21-Apr-05 15:57
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 290 SunSword 21-Apr-05 16:10
Re: Christians & the "End of Days" 320 Gordon Strachan 26-Apr-05 14:52


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