Sunday, September 25, 2005

Sunday Sermonette: Jefferson

Sunday. Bird flu in Indonesia. Hurricanes in the Gulf. Poverty everywhere. And who runs the government?
"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes"

Thomas Jefferson [Letter to von Humboldt, 1813].