No, dear…

This country was NOT founded on Christian principles.  Or the Ten Commandments.  Or…

I rather understand schoolbook history being taught with a smattering of lies, such as the “George Washington was so honest that he told his father he had cut down the cherry tree.”  But the extent of the lies currently being promoted by the religious right is almost frightening, particularly because it ignores so much solid history.  Kids could emerge from grammar school, start taking real courses, and fall dead from shock.  Or at least go prematurely senile from denial.  Or something like that.

Anyway, thought you’d enjoy reading the following blog post.  The subject is Thomas Jefferson’s religious views.  No, dears…he was NOT an evangelical; nor were any of the other founding fathers.

Thomas Jefferson

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