Quote of the Month

Damn this could be the start of something. I can perhaps feel the tug of the keyboard upon my fingers, even if only for a short burst. In any event my blog sloth is under an attack from both duty and desire. The QotM is back, this time with a quote from James Madison. Madison was our fourth president and had a busy hand in the writing of our constitution. Indeed he is considered the father of our constitution. Not only that but Madison basically set the stage for how our government operates.

For most of my regulars you all know this series is dedicated to the common trope that our nation was founded for x-ians by x-ians. This oft repeated lie you will hear echoing throughout our great land and beyond. It is my job, nay my duty to point out this little fallacy when I can.

Without further ado, our quote from James Madison :

“Experience witnesseth that ecclesiastical establishments, instead of maintaining the purity and efficacy of religion, have had a contrary operation. During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”

Anyone with an eye for seeing beyond the facade that is religion can see that, but few could have said it better. It seems every time I do one of these I am struck by the way the truth was as evident then as it is now. Only those willing to shed the blinders of religion get to see that ugly and shallow truth.

My quote source: http://freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfathers.html

A little more history on James Madison and the Virginia Plan that eventually morphed into what we see as our government today: https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-constitution-amendments/james-madison/



6 thoughts on “Quote of the Month

  1. I think those your country folks who argue she was founded on Christian principles would make even Joseph Lewis a theist if they could


  2. Dammit Mak, there you went and did it again. I had to look up Joseph Lewis, because the first thing that came to my mind was Joe Lewis the boxer. You have a unique ability to make me learn shit Mak.

    But yes, they would dig him up, tattoo his arm with a cross, proclaim a deathbed conversion, and use him as a prop at the door of the church. If for one second them lying sons of bitches thought they could get away with it.


  3. Say, don’t the Mormons have a nasty habit of writing in long dead famous people as members of their little cult? Seems I read about that somewhere…


  4. Given enough time, creationists can baptise anyone, including Huxley a creationists.


  5. Stop doing that! I had to go look up Huxley too!



  6. I apologise 🙂


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