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Thomas Jeffersons attitude toward Christianity seems as far left as anyone From some of his writings one may think that he is against God and everything that he stands for But Jefferson does state that he is a Christian to the precepts of Jesus himself Jefferson Packet p 1122 He believed in what Jesus stood for and the acts that he committed but not the faith itself He believed that such a faith could not exist because it did not adhere to any of the five senses Jefferson wanted proof of this faith Besides the actions of Jesus what other reasons did people have to follow him Jefferson is most likely not the only man on earth who questions these beliefs To not believe in something that is questionable because it has been taught should not be looked down upon It seems strange that something of so much power has been proven to so few To not believe in Jesus does not mean that Jefferson was not a follower of God He did believe in a creator of man and that we were placed here by some sort of higher power What Jefferson was against was the way that Christianity was used to force people to think almost as if it was used to brainwash people To the corruptions of people I am indeed opposed Jefferson Packet p 1122 It was through his scriptures that Jefferson believed these people were persuaded to think and act a certain way His doctrines have received still greater injury from those who pretend to be special disciples and who have disfigured and sophisticated his actions and precepts from views of personal interest so as to induce the unthinking part of mankind Jefferson packet p112 It was this the fact that these people were being subliminally brainwashed that Jefferson was so opposed to That the unthinking part of the brain which we call a conscience did eventually take over the
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