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  •  Franklin was a "Christian" in the sense that many (0+ / 0-)

    contemporary secular humanists are Christians -- they see Jesus as an outstanding ethical teacher.  Near the end of his life, Franklin expressed an amused curiosity about the question of whether Jesus was divine, saying that, since at his age he was likely to find out the actual answer pretty soon, he saw no reason to trouble himself thinking about the question before then.  Somehow, I don't think that attitude matches Michelle Bachman's view of the Founders' religion very closely.

    P.S.  There's a reason the SENATE meets in the CAPITOL and it's not because the Founders were enamored of ROMAN Catholicism.  And there's a reason that the informal VFW for high-ranking officer vets of the Revolution was named after that pre-Christian pagan Cincinnatus.  I could go on -- and on and on, but pointing out the obvious is as tedious as reading it.

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