FOR THE WEEK
Portrait courtesy of C. Michael Dudash.
My views…are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus Himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which He wished any one to be; sincerely attached to His doctrines in preference to all others…
—Thomas Jefferson, April 21, 1803 in letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush