- Religion and Philosophy
Why did President Thomas Jefferson write a new bible with the miracles of Jesus left out?
Jefferson take on Jesus
I love to write on things that inspire me to think. When I was in a history class in college I was fascinated with Thomas Jefferson. He was a brilliant man who was almost self taught and spoke many languages. I read some of his writings and was amazed at what a brilliant man he was. Then when I read the he was the one who pinned the Declaration of Independence of American I was hooked and for months read just about everything I could on this great man.
In my research I discovered that he had wrote his own version of the Bible and that it was in fact the bible that they use maybe even to this day in our Congress. I was very curious of what his take was on Jesus and why he took his miracles out of what was to be later called the Jefferson Bible. Then I ran across this letter that he wrote to Benjamin Rush in 1803,
And if you do not want to take a look for yourself. It gets a letter from Dr. Benjamin Rush on what his thoughts were on Jesus verses the other great philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle to name a few and after some time had gone by he answered this request in a letter to Benjamin Rush in 1803.