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Thomas Jefferson

 (The following is excerpted from Dr. Husfelt’s forthcoming book The Greatest Lie Ever Told - a Manifesto for a Religious Revolution and a New Consciousness)  

Let me ask a question. Using common sense, how can the Bible be God inspired or the word of God when there is no equality of sex, race, nationality or religion contained within its pages? Does not the rain fall on Christian as well as Muslim or Buddhist and does it not fall on tree and shrub as well? As humans do we not all cry tears? Do we not all bleed blood if cut? Do not men impregnate women, no matter what race, creed or nationality? How can you say that there is no equality? 

The Wisdom of Equality is one of the Five Wisdoms of Divine Humanity.

The Bible is not an example of democracy in action. It is a tome of inequality and non-democratic principles. This leads me to the word Creator as it appears within the Declaration of Independence. God, meaning the Christian Trinity, was not used. Creator has a difficult connotation and implication. Creator would be seen as gender neutral and implies a spiritual/religious mystery as opposed to God as male. Of course, the opposite could be argued. Instead of using the words men and women, the framers chose to use the word mankind and men as in “all men are created equal.”

However, the third President of the United States and the principle author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, was not a Christian “in spite of right-wing Christian attempts to rewrite history to make Jefferson into a Christian, little about his philosophy resembles that of Christianity. Although Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence wrote of the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God, there exists nothing in the Declaration about Christianity.”[i]

I would have to add that Laws of Nature and Nature’s God or Natural Law is one of the foundational beliefs of Divine Humanity. There is a very good chance that if Thomas Jefferson had been aware of the philosophy and message of Divine Humanity that he would have embraced it and probably included it in the Declaration of Independence. Anyone that views Christianity as Jefferson did would have to consider any philosophical religion that is non-hierarchal, non-dogmatic, based on equality and views nature as sacred and a reflection of God, such as Divine Humanity, as legitimate, noteworthy and democratic.

Jefferson was not opposed to religion, per say, but to the separation of church and state and to the vileness of Christianity: “Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity.”[ii]

He did not oppose Jesus, in fact he admired him, but he railed against the lies about Jesus that Christianity spread through its dogma and doctrine: “Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.”[iii]

But, it is interesting to note that Jefferson was also a slave owner. We must keep in mind that the earth has not seen a ‘golden society’ for possibly as long as eight thousand years. So it is understandable that previous attempts during the previous various earth ages have not totally reached the heights of equality, peace, compassion and love that were intended and imagined.


[ii] Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia, 1782

[iii] Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, April 13, 1820