“The general principles upon which the Fathers achieved independence were
the general principals of Christianity" -John Adams

Monday, December 7, 2009

Quote of the Week: Benjamin Franklin

Constitutional Convention: Address on Prayer

The words of Benjamin Franklin, the so called "least religious" of the founding fathers.

"I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel."

Read the whole address here.

4 comments:

  1. I love that quote!

    Welcome to the blogging world.

    :-)

    ThirstyJon

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  2. Thank you! I really enjoyed taking the class with Juliana, thanks for taking the time to look at my blog! I hope to get it going soon. :)

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  3. You are welcome. I put you on my blogroll, just for fun! :-) (At Freedomthirst.com)

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  4. Thank you very much! Now I just need to get some stuff up here.... :)

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