Letter: He suggests writer get history right
TO THE EDITOR: Mr. Gaslin should know this: Garbage in, garbage out.
Historical revisionism to secularize our history is taught in our government schools. Let's first start with the founders' religion. The two often quoted as Deists are Franklin and Jefferson. Let's see what they say about their religion.
As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion as He left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see. How many observe Christ's birth-day. How few, his precepts. O! 'tis easier to keep Holidays than Commandments. Franklin.
During the Constitutional Convention, Franklin quoted Psalm 127:1 as a warning to the delegates: Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. He then gave this advice: nominating and appointing, before we separate, a chaplain to this Convention, whose duty it shall be uniformly to assemble with us, and introduce the business of each day by and address to the Creator of the universe, and the Governor of all nations, beseeching Him to preside in our council, enlighten our minds with a portion of heavenly wisdom, influence our hearts with a love of truth and justice, and crown our labors with complete and abundant success.
A deist calling for prayer and God to build the house? A deist is a person who believes that God created the universe and then abandoned it.
I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others. I am a real Christian; that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ...Jefferson.
Mr. Gaslin, before you put your shoe in your mouth, get your history right. Soles don't taste good.