“The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.”
~George Washington, 1st president of the U.S.
“The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.”
~John Adams, 2nd president of the U.S.
“Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man.”
~Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the U.S.
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.”
~James Madison, 4th president of the U.S.
“The civil government…functions with complete success…by the total separation of the Church from the State.”
~James Monroe, 5th president of the U.S.
“My earlier views of the unsoundness of the Christian scheme of salvation and the human origin of the scriptures have become clearer and stronger with advancing age and I see no reason for thinking I shall ever change them.”
~Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the U.S.
“Take away from Genesis the belief that Moses was the author, on which only the strange belief that it is the word of God has stood, and there remains nothing of Genesis but an anonymous book of stories, fables, and traditionary or invented absurdities, or of downright lies.”
“In the affairs of the world, men are saved, not by faith, but by the lack of it.”
“The founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected [Washington; Adams; Jefferson; Madison; Monroe; Adams; Jackson] not a one had professed a belief in Christianity.”
~The Reverend Doctor Bird Wilson