“The founding fathers were deists.”
I have probably heard this statement affirmed just as much as I have heard claims that the founders were Christians. It is one of the many pieces of ammunition used by the opponents of the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. If the founders were indeed deists, the argument goes, they could not have founded a uniquely Christian republic.
In actuality, there were a lot more founders who were Christians than deists. And of those founders who did not identify with the doctrines of historic Christianity, few could be called deists.
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Besides stating the usual suspects: Jefferson, John Adams, and Franklin, and a couple of others, including Pickering, Williamson, and maybe Lafayette, where is the evidence the rest weren't Orthodox?
Surely there isn't sufficient proof Madison, Hamilton, Livingston or Marshall were Unitarians. Just who where they?
Also, there is sufficient evidence to claim the 1st amendment refers only to a sect of Christianity, to which the context of the amendment is clearly established by the States.