One Nation, Under Many Gods

The Religious Beliefs of America's Founding Fathers —
in Their Own Words

Washington Monument at sunset Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
Vance Memorial Vance Memorial,
Asheville, N.C.

The obelisk of the Washington Monument, our capital's soaring Egyptian Sun-shrine, is proof in marble that the USA is a Pagan as well as a Christian-Jewish-Muslim-Buddhist-Atheist nation. It's no coincidence that most of America's public architecture — our courthouses, capitol buildings, etc. — is modelled on classical Pagan temples, and not on Gothic churches, like the public buildings of Great Britain (which is an officially Christian nation). Anyone who takes the trouble to actually read about America's history, instead of just preaching their opinions about it, will discover that most of the Founding Fathers were religious radicals who didn't even belong to a conventional church.

Thomas Jefferson cut up the Bible to his own liking, and shared gibes about the absurdity of orthodox Christian doctrines with John Adams, a fellow Unitarian. Ben Franklin was a follower of Deism, an Enlightenment philosophy that is close to agnosticism. James Madison, the architect of the Constitution's separation of church and state, penned a famous protest against a Virginia state tax to support Christian clergy. George Washington was a Freemason — a devout member of a mystical order that traces its spiritual roots to the Pagan magic of ancient Egypt.

The following quotations from the writings of America's Founders provide plenty of proof that: "The government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion":

The above quotations are drawn from Gene Garman, America's Real Religion: Separation of Religion and Government in the United States of America, 1994. See

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