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A founder, clearly quoted out of context, without source to the original and cherry picked over 70 possible men over 50 years, once said..

After posting 18 VOLUMES worth of Christian works written by founders, I'm not playing this game of cherry picking quotes out of context over a 50 year or so period anymore.

Thomas Paine is the only famous person from that time period that was a deist, and the founders disliked Paine because of it.

" burn this piece before it is seen by any other person;"
- Benjamin Franklin to Paine.

"For among us it is not necessary, as among the Hottentots, that a youth, to be raised into the company of men, should prove his manhood by beating his mother."

Those are pretty strong words by the way. Franklin is saying that Paine is a coward.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.