Politics, Religion, Separation of Church and State, Forcing Religion on Others, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion, Thomas Jefferson, America, United States, United States of America, USA. Erecting the wall of separation between church and state is absolutely essential in a free society.

Politics, Religion, Separation of Church and State, Forcing Religion on Others, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Religion, Thomas Jefferson, America, United States, United States of America, USA. Erecting the wall of separation between church and state is absolutely essential in a free society.

Fake. Well, the first two sentences are fake but the second part ("Millions of innocent men..."), is legitimate and comes from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/superstition-christianity-quotation

Fake. Well, the first two sentences are fake but the second part ("Millions of innocent men..."), is legitimate and comes from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII. http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/superstition-christianity-quotation

Not a Jefferson quote.  It first appeared in 2004. https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/greatest-danger-american-freedom-quotation

Not a Jefferson quote. It first appeared in 2004. https://www.monticello.org/site/research-and-collections/greatest-danger-american-freedom-quotation

Rule of 3~ Life, liberty, and happiness might very well be the three most important words in American history.  Why did Jefferson choose three rights instead of, say, twelve? Jefferson was a skilled writer and his famous phrase reflects a rhetorical technique that can be traced to ancient Greece—a figure of speech using three words to express one idea.

Rule of 3~ Life, liberty, and happiness might very well be the three most important words in American history. Why did Jefferson choose three rights instead of, say, twelve? Jefferson was a skilled writer and his famous phrase reflects a rhetorical technique that can be traced to ancient Greece—a figure of speech using three words to express one idea.

As Education goes, so goes the country. No wonder so many crazy things are going on!  Educational Quotes from Our Founding Fathers #4thofjuly #july4th #america

As Education goes, so goes the country. No wonder so many crazy things are going on! Educational Quotes from Our Founding Fathers #4thofjuly #july4th #america

Click through to Monticello site and the actual reference. It comes from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII. The material that actually precedes the quote is:  "Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable?  Millions of innocent..." etc.

Click through to Monticello site and the actual reference. It comes from Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVII. The material that actually precedes the quote is: "Difference of opinion is advantageous in religion. The several sects perform the office of a Censor morum over each other. Is uniformity attainable? Millions of innocent..." etc.

Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.!

Thomas Jefferson was a draftsman of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president (1801-09). He was also responsible for the Louisiana Purchase.!

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