Founding Fathers Were Not All Fervent Christians

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Editor:

In his recent letter Jeff Durbin suggested that America’s so-called “Founding Fathers” were a group of fervent Christians.

Unless my 83-year-old memory is leading me astray, I recall both hearing and reading that at least several of the biggest names among that group were in fact deists.

My dog-eared copy of Webster’s Desk Dictionary defines deism as follows: Belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature, with rejection of supernatural revelation.

Otis Trimble

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