Sunday, April 24, 2011

Just In Case You Bought

...the currently so popular lie that the American Revolution was All About Jesus, you might like to know that:

"The American Revolution was actually a low point in American religious adherence. Sociologists have shown that no more than 20 percent of the population in 1776 belonged to a church."

This, from a great article in the Washington Post, linked to above, entitled "Five myths about church and state in America."  If you enjoyed this fact, you will like the rest of the piece also.

3 comments:

Poll P. said...

I do! I will!

tnlib said...

I read it and bookmarked it. An excellent article that the fundies will refuse to accept.

BB-Idaho said...

We could ask the founders:
"The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion."
- Thomas Paine
"Millions of innocent men, women, and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burned, tortured, fined, and imprisoned, yet we have not advanced one inch toward uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools and the other half hypocrites."
-Thomas Jefferson
"I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life, I absenteed myself from Christian assemblies."
-Ben Franklin
"During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution."
-James Madison
"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
-John Adams