Comment: None of the major Founders were deists

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None of the major Founders were deists

Except for possibly Paine. All of them, even if they were not Christians, believed in a God who was active in the human world. They also believed that the American Revolution had been won with divine intervention.

“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till." -J.R.R. Tolkien