Skip to main content

View Diary: Bryan Fischer: If we say 'religion' really just means 'Christian', we're done! (216 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Here is how Jefferson used the word "denomination" (12+ / 0-)

    that Bryan Fischer claims is exclusively used to refer to only Christian religions:

    The bill for establishing religious freedom, the principles of which had, to a certain degree, been enacted before, I had drawn in all the latitude of reason & right. It still met with opposition; but, with some mutilations in the preamble, it was finally past; and a singular proposition proved that its protection of opinion was meant to be universal.

    Where the preamble declares that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word “Jesus Christ,” so that it should read “departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion” the insertion was rejected by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of it's protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mahometan, the Hindoo, and infidel of every denomination.

    Thomas Jefferson - Autobiography. July 27, 1821.

    A million Arcosantis.

    by Villabolo on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 04:18:27 PM PST

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site