September 6, 2010

Thomas Jefferson on Mocking Religion

Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.
- Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 1816