The Patron Saint of the ACLU

Thomas Jefferson—misunderstood—is the patron saint of the ACLU. They view him as accepting a secular view of the public square. but he didn’t believe in that.  History has been rewritten, and truth is the victim. The sermons that Jefferson listened to regularly are an important factor. Did he sleep through …

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Jefferson and Presbyterians

In Jefferson’s Albemarle County, there was a great deal of influence—more than realized today—of Presbyterians. Much of the education, including that which Jefferson received and that he was to provide for his children and grandchildren—was positively impacted by Presbyterians. In Albemarle County and environs different denominational groups grew up side …

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Jefferson and The Enlightenment

[Photo by Jerry Newcombe in Paris—Was Jefferson influenced more by the anti-Christian French philosophy or by the biblical traditions in his native Virginia?] Many respected scholars have begun to refute long-standing beliefs that Deism and Enlightenment thought was highly influential in America, and that America’s Christian culture was only of …

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