Will The Real Thomas Jefferson Stand Up

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by Nevada, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Nevada

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    Listening to the radio, I heard more about the guy going around saying TJ was a regular old Christian. However, in college, I was taught the conservative clergy of the day didn't like him. Once, I went to the library and loaded up a microfilm containing images of newspapers from Jefferson's day. I was quite surprised. The first one I found, had on the front page an article about clergy being mad at TJ over something.

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  2. Bob Alkire

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    You were taught along the same lines as I was. I have a friend who has been teaching history at a small college for about 30 years and he said he would put Jefferson and Clinton in the same boat, same kind of people in many ways.
     
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    Bob, interesting statement, but short of supporting data. Would you elaborate on how Jefferson and Clinton are alike? I would appreciate it very much.
     
  4. Bob Alkire

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    You can looked it up, you have as much time as I do. I believe he was talking about both being very smart, both used talk of Christianity but didn't seem to believe larger parts of it and morals.
     

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