8/7/2019 Essay One- Historical Claims
The government setup in America however was not set up based on Christianity. Thomas
Jefferson wrote an interpretation of the 1st Amendment to his January 1st, 1802 letter to the
Committee of the Danbury Baptist Association calling it a "wall of separation between church
and State." (http://www.nobeliefs.com/Tripoli.htm) Madison did the same when stating the
strong separation between the two. The Founding Fathers set up a nation where there would be
religious tolerance. They did not create a government revolving around their religious beliefs, for
they understood the escape some were making to find religious freedom. The founding fathers
were Deists. They believed in reason and
belief in a supreme deity who created the universe to operate solely by natural laws. The
supreme God of the Deists removed himself entirely from the universe after creating it.
They believed that he assumed no control over it, exerted no influence on natural
phenomena, and gave no supernatural revelation to man.
The Founding Fathers created our laws using logic and reason, not by following the orders of a
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