HolyCoast: Atheists Blast Christianity With Bogus Thomas Jefferson Quote

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Atheists Blast Christianity With Bogus Thomas Jefferson Quote

Not only do they not believe in God, they don't believe in Google either because they could have checked this out:
A group of atheists called Backyard Skeptics is planning to unveil a billboard at 1545 Newport Blvd., Wednesday afternoon with a quote from Thomas Jefferson bashing Christianity.

The quote reads, "I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on fables and mythology."

There's one problem: There's no evidence Jefferson ever said it. The Jefferson Library Collection at Monticello lists it on a page of spurious Jefferson quotes.

Bruce Gleason, whose group paid for this and other recent atheism billboards that have gone up in O.C. in recent months, said Wednesday he wasn't sure about the origin of the quote.

He agreed that Monticello was an authoritative source.

"You're absolutely right," he said. "I should have done the research before I put my billboard up."
If you're looking for fables and mythology, try atheism.

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