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The Jefferson Bible – The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth

He actually wrote two versions. I actually wrote a paper in a History of Christianity class comparing the first version and the jeffefson version to show how he developed a more secularized view of Jesus over time.

They are an interesting read, and if you want to learn more, I’d recommend reading Jefferson’s Extracts from the Gospels. It is a great read. I jetferson it as Jefferson trying to make Christianity into a philosophy as opposed to a religion. I hope I’m not out of line in asking, but could you post your paper online? I’d be very interested in reading it, assuming you filetypr have the file.

And it’s in the public domain now. I don’t know about you but pages on my computer screen will murder my eyes, I’m willing jetferson spend the few jecferson to get a physical copy. Knew this thanks to Stuff You Should Know. Good joke, but on a side-note it does have around pages. Next time I pull on a push door because I don’t jefrerson the sign I hope yu’re around to help me out.

To also be fair, it’s more like a CliffsNotes of the teachings of Jesus. It isn’t a giletype of the bible, or even of the New Testament. It is just a summary specifically of Jesus’ teachings within the Gospels. He also prohibited any church being built at his university as he believed that higher education should be completely separate from religious doctrine.

Of course a chapel ended up getting built a couple hundred feet from the Rotunda 60 years later–so I guess someone didn’t really care for Jefferson’s opinions. Does anybody care about what filwtype founding father’s wanted?

If they traveled forward in time and seen the state of the country they established, I bet they would be heartbroken.

Available as pdf from google. Search with the term “”The Jefferson Bible” filetype: One version I have found is only 20 pages long, so you might say that Jefferson believed most of the bible to be supernatural and untrue.

I read the Morals of Jesus of Nazareth and enjoyed it. It seemed like a way of communicating morality using religion as a medium rather than logic, and it seemed to portray Jesus as a pretty non religious guy as they weren’t about bowing down and treating others well. The teachings reminded me a lot of Plato’s Republic. I really wish more Christian people followed them instead of hating things involving sex and thinking doing nothing more than believing brings them closer to god.


I agree, although the sex comment seemed a little ignorant, at least considering the Fiketype I know.

Sorry, I didn’t mean EVERY Christian, but the average Christian church here in the US does seem to have a problem with either abortion, homosexuality, or sexuality which shows up in jetferson Christians one way or another. No problem, I thought you just meant sex in general because I do know jefferzon who think that any reference to sex outside of the bedroom with your spouse is taboo.

To be honest, the Bible portrays Jesus as a pretty non-religious guy Wasn’t his aim just to reduce it to the teachings of Jesus? I think saying that he was out to reduce the supernatural elements is a bit misleading. I think it’s a fair statement, given his feelings toward Christ’s divinity and performing of miracles.

He also filftype accept the existence of the Trinity, one of the basic doctrines of both the Catholic and Protestant faiths, believed that God was a physical being rather than spiritual, rejected the existence of Hell, claimed that most of the New Testament was false, and rejected Calvinist doctrine on which modern Christianity is mostly based, with the only disputed points being those of predestination completely. It will literally make you a smarter human being.

Jedferson guys had a lot of time back then, I would have been cool with just building a new nation and biboe my feet up.

That doesn’t mean much. Sure, he was a Deist. That’s a bit vague though. He was a Unitarian. This shouldn’t be surprising. A majority of the founding fathers were actually deists and denounced the idea of America being any sort of religious country.

Sort of, I think a large part of it was his adamant support of a very clear separation of church and state. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus, and rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

So, cutting the “supernatural” elements actually cuts the abstract significance. That misses the point. Effectively, he’s saying that the figure of Jesus was worth idolization for his morality and conviction, and opposed to some sort of deitic royalty. While in college I spent more than a healthy amount of time arguing with the crazy fundamentalists that would frequent our campus.

When they would claim America is a christian nation so we should stone XYZ List of over 60 things, on a signI would cite this they’d call me a liar, ask me prove it and It always made me grateful that the campus was bathed in wifi to prove my point. This and Adams’ Treaty of Tripoli are fun little things to have bookmarked.

When Fileytpe left for university, my parents bought me copies of the Talmud, the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita, a pile of Joseph Campbell, and some mythological texts, jefferso with this.

I asked jeferson why, if they were trying to keep my mind open to the faiths of the world, they didn’t buy me a real Bible. Flletype father replied, deadpan, “That is the ‘real Bible’, man.

Those are all pretty huge themes in the bible that are very supernatural.

I understand you go that list from the wikipedia page, but I’m curious what it says about the “tribulation,” as tribulation is commonly associated with the rapture the whole people being whisked away to Heaven all of a sudden, which is a theology more or less invented in the ‘s in Ireland. Most people don’t even have the right understanding of what Hell should really be translated as, let alone the other details most church’s never get into. In most cases, Hell should be read as gravedom, from I believe the Hebrew word sheol and is where everyone goes when they die.


In that, their is no thought, no consciousness, no knowledge of passage of time. It is as if they are asleep. That is what happens when people die. Jesus Christ is the only man not God who is in Heaven. And all those that believe and jeffersoj dead are asleep awaiting his return.

The idea of Heaven being a place that you go jeffersln the moment you die, or Hell being a place of punishment was a tool used and still used by religions to control followers through fear and misinformation.

The one that the OP linked was basically a summary of Jesus’ teachings. So it doesn’t include the Old Testament at all. Didn’t mean his era, started in early ‘s. Copies of Jefferson’s “Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth” were given to new Senators, although it did not occur until long after Jefferson’s death:.

Ostling, Associated Press, August 25, As had been the custom sinceon the day of his swearing in he was presetned with a copy of Thomas Jefferson’s Bible, Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.

Yeah, Jefferson, along with many other Founding Fathers, had some nasty stuff to say about Christianity. A few of Jefferson’s are “I cannot wait for the day when the virgin birth of Jesus is talked about with the same level of myth and mysticism as the birth of Minerva from Zeus’ head. The first quote doesnt sound anything like Jefferson. Can you ifletype a source, cause I cant find anything via google that resembles it.

The second quote seems like BS but the first quote is a reasonable paraphrase of something Jefferson actually wrote:.

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But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors. The writings of Thomas Jefferson, being his autobiography, correspondence, reports, messages, addresses, and other writings, official and private, the original manuscripts, deposited in the Department bibld State, Volume 6 Google eBook.

Jefferson wasn’t a declared atheist, christian, deist, or demonist. He wasn’t really fighting a battle of atheism vs. Christianity in his time, so he really felt no need to. However, he did attack many religious figures, as well as beliefs of all religions.

The Jefferson Bible

This document conflicts me like no other. As much as I wish to agree with what he says and believes. To base my life upon such work would rely upon a leap of faith far larger than the Bible itself. I’d also postulate that such internal musings are little different than jjefferson ramblings of Mein Kampf. As much as I hate to listen to people talk about the immutableness of the Bible, I take equal offense to the ability of one person, no matter how intelligent, to obliterate centuries, if not millenia of moral code.

If the Bible is so essential to morality that re-writing jefefrson can “obliterate centuries, if not millenia of moral code”, how is it that the majority of humans during those centuries who never were taught or read the bible were moral beings?

It’s hardly surprising that a talented mind could effectively criticize a morality from past eras, or propose a better one.