Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sunday Quote: Thomas Jefferson on Design - Apologetics 315

Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peal...Image via WikipediaA few weeks ago, Brian Auten posted the following quote from Thomas Jefferson.
"I hold (without appeal to revelation) that when we take a view of the Universe, in its parts general or particular, it is impossible for the human mind not to perceive and feel a conviction of design, consummate skill, and indefinite power in every atom of its composition....So irresistible are these evidences of an intelligent and powerful Agent that, of the infinite numbers of men who have existed thro’ all the time, they have believed, in the proportion of a million at least to Unit, in the hypothesis of an eternal pre-existence of a creator, rather than in that of a self-existent Universe."

- Thomas Jefferson
I like the fact that  Brian posted this given how people usually point out how anti-Christian Thomas Jefferson was. As if the fact that he was not a believer in Christ and what the Bible says about Christ is reason to chuck Christianity under the bus. It turns out that Jefferson was no willing to go as far as today's atheists are willing to go.

Sunday Quote: Thomas Jefferson on Design - Apologetics 315
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