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Quotes of the Founding Fathers on Religion
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "john-adams" Showing of To talk of immaterial existences is to talk of nothings. To say that the human soul, angels, god, are immaterial, is to say they are nothings , or that there is no god, no angels, no soul. I cannot reason otherwise: but I believe I am supported in my creed of materialism by Locke , Tracy , and Stewart.
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Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion, - as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen, - and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries. We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net.