Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Question with boldness even the existence of a God - Jefferson

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. . . . Do not be frightened from this inquiry by any fear of its consequences. If it ends in a belief that there is no God, you will find inducements to virtue in the comfort and pleasantness you feel in its exercise, and the love of others which it will procure you." ~ Thomas Jefferson's letter to nephew Peter Carr, written from Paris, Aug. 10, 1787

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