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Myth the majority of the founding fathers were atheist

 
CityGuy
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Divinggirl.
of the 56 signers of the declaration of independence all of them were Christians.
Episcopalian/Anglican 32 signers 57.1%
Congregationalist 13 signers 23.2%
Presbyterian 12 signers 21.4%
Quaker 2 signers 3.6%
Unitarian/universalist 2 signers 3.6%
Catholic 1 signer 1.8%
Total 56 signers 100%

No Atheist as per your statement!
Also the founding fathers never put separation of Church and state in the Constitution of the United States of America.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2013 3:37 am
rotorhead
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Divinggirl.
of the 56 signers of the declaration of independence all of them were Christians.
Episcopalian/Anglican 32 signers 57.1%
Congregationalist 13 signers 23.2%
Presbyterian 12 signers 21.4%
Quaker 2 signers 3.6%
Unitarian/universalist 2 signers 3.6%
Catholic 1 signer 1.8%
Total 56 signers 100%

No Atheist as per your statement!
Also the founding fathers never put separation of Church and state in the Constitution of the United States of America.

32+13+12+2+2+1 = 62

57.1+23.2+21.4+3.6+3.6+1.8 = 110.7%

Must be Christian math!
Definitely not a scientific study.

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Posted : February 28, 2013 6:13 am
Linda J
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Besides, even today, many people identify with the church of their youth but actually believe (or don't believe) differently. When asked, I usually say I am Methodist - but I haven't stepped into a Methodist Church in years and my belief system today is vastly different than the teachings of the church.

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Posted : February 28, 2013 12:25 pm
CityGuy
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Should of been 26 Episcopalian/Anglican simple math typo error my part. Doesn't change history.

LindaJ what is the difference what you practice, The statement pertains to the signers religious status at that time in history. They were not atheists.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2013 12:45 pm
Linda J
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I'd be interested in your citation for that fact.

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Posted : February 28, 2013 1:04 pm
CityGuy
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Linda you can Google the statement for your enjoyment and edification, a lot of info and citations available. I didn't make a citation, I made a statement. Have fun.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2013 1:10 pm
Tiberius
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I heard Andrew Jackson was from Andromeda.

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Posted : February 28, 2013 3:02 pm
CityGuy
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Andrew Jackson was only 9 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Doesn't really matter where he was from regarding this topic, History books might serve you better than TV on such topics. PM me your phone number so I can help you out.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2013 3:20 pm
noOne
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CityGuy
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None.
Interesting except the post refers to the declaration of independence. On July 4, 1776 John Hancock signed (one signature on that date) On August 2, 1776, 55 founding fathers signed that date. 1 + 55 = 56. Eleven years difference in time for the constitutional convention.

The only reason I posted this topic. divinggirl Posted;" Quote" Wow-it's sad that laws like this exist in this day and age. Especially considering that most of the founding father's were atheist. What happened to the separation of church and state. { this was her reply regarding atheist could not hold certain public offices in a few states today}.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2013 4:46 pm
LiquidFluoride
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90% of all statistics on the internet are made up on the spot.

73.5% of people will believe that.

I only posted this because CityGuy is the coolest internet forum troll I've seen in a long time, and he's a french model (Bonjour)

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Posted : February 28, 2013 5:56 pm
Tiberius
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Andrew Jackson was only 9 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Doesn't really matter where he was from regarding this topic, History books might serve you better than TV on such topics. PM me your phone number so I can help you out.

I also heard your brain is from Uranus.:-)

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Posted : February 28, 2013 10:32 pm
loucypher
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Andrew Jackson was only 9 years old when the Declaration of Independence was signed. Doesn't really matter where he was from regarding this topic, History books might serve you better than TV on such topics. PM me your phone number so I can help you out.

I also heard your brain is from Uranus.:-)

LOL

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Posted : February 28, 2013 10:45 pm
Tiberius
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90% of all statistics on the internet are made up on the spot.

73.5% of people will believe that.

I only posted this because CityGuy is the coolest internet forum troll I've seen in a long time, and he's a french model (Bonjour)

LOL

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Posted : February 28, 2013 11:56 pm
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