Marc A. Schindler wrote: > And this part I would agree with without hesitation. In Jefferson's numerous > letters on the matter, including his famous (or infamous, depending on your pov) > letter regarding the "curtain between church and state", it seems like he was > acting as much out of disgust with existing religions as anything, but he did > write some things which indicated he did not believe Jesus Christ was anything > other than a very enlightened teacher. Unfortunately, it's like quoting dead > prophets: without their presence to defend or explain themselves, we can but try > to interpret them, and we know what that leads to.
Nor did I (believe Jesus was the Son of God) when I was a Deist (although I had a slightly different view of God than John described). Mainstream Christianity is patently absurd in both its epistemological basis and in the coherency of its teaching. That's most likely why the FF gave up on it. That's why at age 12 I decided it was not true. Clearly, the Holy Ghost did not give up on me, nor does He give up on anyone. This does bring up an interesting topic. On this list, several members seemed to claim that you could not get to the CK if you didn't do you work here on earth for yourself. I would therefore assume that people like Jefferson et al and Mother Teresa could not make it to the CK. I myself do not agree with that stand, but perhaps I am missing something. Anyone care to jump in? Jon ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// /// ZION LIST CHARTER: Please read it at /// /// http://www.zionsbest.com/charter.html /// ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// ==^================================================================ This email was sent to: email@example.com EASY UNSUBSCRIBE click here: http://topica.com/u/?aaP9AU.bWix1n.YXJjaGl2 Or send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] T O P I C A -- Register now to manage your mail! http://www.topica.com/partner/tag02/register ==^================================================================