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" As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and his religion, as he left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see... "
The private correspondence of Benjamin Franklin, LL.D, F.R.S., &c. Minister ... - Page 278
by Benjamin Franklin - 1817
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Secular Revelations: The Constitution of the United States and Classic ...

Mitchell MELTZER - History - 2005 - 192 pages
...treated with Justice in another Life respecting its Conduct in this. . . . As to Jesus of Nazareth ... 1 think the System of Morals and his Religion, as he...left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but 1 apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of...
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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 315 pages
...do in whatever Sect I meet with them. As to Jesus of Nazareth ... I think the System of Morals 282 and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of...
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The Bible in the Public Schools: Arguments in the Case of John D. Minor Et ...

Religion - 2005 - 254 pages
...fundamental points in all sound religion, and I regard them as you do in whatever sect I meet with them. " As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think His system of morals and His religion, as he left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is like...
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American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness

Robert Grudin - Political Science - 2006 - 196 pages
...unsupportable and even absurd." HW Brands, The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin. "As to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly...desire, I think the System of Morals and his Religion . . . has received various corrupting Changes, and I have, with most of the present dissenters in England,...
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Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

Ralph Frasca - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 295 pages
...of Heaven, and the importance of doing good to others while on earth. Franklin acknowledged Jesus' "System of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, the best the World ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting Changes." Franklin admitted wrestling...
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Culture Bullies

Anonymous - Political Science - 2007 - 241 pages
...following in a letterto Ezra Stiles, president of Yale, who had asked him his views on religion...as to Jesus of Nazareth, my Opinion of whom you particularly...left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupt changes, and I have, with most of the...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: 1706-1757, Volume 1; Volumes 1706-1757

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 228 pages
...sect I meet with them. As to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom Dr. Stiles particularly desired, I think the system of morals and his religion, as...left them to us, the best the world ever saw, or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have with most of...
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Head and Heart: American Christianities

Garry Wills - History - 2007 - 626 pages
...with Jefferson and Adams in holding to a Unitarian faith in God and the afterlife. On Jesus he said: "I think the system of morals and his religion, as...left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see; but I apprehend it has received various corrupting changes, and I have, with most of...
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Founding Faith: Providence, Politics, and the Birth of Religious Freedom in ...

Steven Waldman - Religion - 2008 - 304 pages
...cited this letter from Franklin ostensibly showing his Chustian passion: "As to Jesns of Nazareth ,— I think the System of Morals and his Religion, as he left them to us, is the best the World ever saw or is likely to see,' : The editor ends the quote there, ignoung what...
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