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Click through to Monticello site and the actual reference. It comes from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII. The material that actually precedes the quote is: "Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent..." etc.

"....in our particular superstition of Christianity......". Love that phrase! Jefferson understood that it is only one of many human-invented superstitions that have been followed throughout the history of human-kind.

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from Thinking out loud

Thomas Jefferson On Religion

THOMAS JEFFERSON - US PRESIDENT & FOUNDING FATHER

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America's Great Founding Fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and Benjamin Franklin; America's Godless Constitution; In Reason We Trust. ~Freedom From Religion Foundation

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Politics, Religion, Separation of Church and State, Forcing Religion on Others, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion, Thomas Jefferson, America, United States, United States of America, USA. Erecting the wall of separation between church and state is absolutely essential in a free society.

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Clergy: "the real anti-Christ." - Thomas Jefferson. * * * “Our country protects…

Left to right: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln

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American Founding Fathers Religious Beliefs | Atheist Meme Base » founding fathers

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Has long been irrelevant.And the "modern" interpretations are even more barbaric & stupid.

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