The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Opinion

December 5, 2013

Your View: Founding Fathers

JOPLIN, Mo. — Since Geoff Caldwell shared the religious sentiments of a Founding Father (Globe, Nov. 27), I felt obliged to share a few favorite sentiments of my own:

“Religions are all alike founded upon fable and mythologies.”  

    — Thomas Jefferson

“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government.”

     — Thomas Jefferson

“In no instances have ... the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.”

    — James Madison

Thomas Wheeler

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