Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Founders and Christianity

In response to Mitt Romney's recent speech, Geoff Stone, of the University of Chicago Law School, runs through the various religious beliefs of our founding fathers. His conclusion? Enlightenment Deism, not Christianity, was their primary influence, insofar as religion mattered at all. Indeed, echoing my warning of confusing "old" and "original", Stone claims that "Those who promote this fiction [of a "Christian nation"] confuse the Puritans, who intended to create a theocratic state, with the Founders, who lived 150 years later."

Via Brian Leiter

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