The Founding Almost-Atheists P-ss on the Whole GOP Ticket

Bren Kelly
7 min readAug 28, 2023

Why the Many Founders Would Mock the Republicans and Many Democrats

American Democracy is supposed to be lost in the wilderness.
American Democracy is supposed to be lost in an ancient burned-out wilderness, where some the founders probably wanted it. You have to get there on your own, not with blind faith. [AI helped create it with the author]

Deism. Imposing your will on someone is inherently wrong. Say the founders. Imposing your religion on people is wrong. Say the founders. Imposing your history on someone is wrong. That’s what I say, and I believe a bunch of founders would agree with me, and thoroughly trash DeSantis, Greene, and Boebert et al.

It’s not what would Jesus say in America that counts, it’s what would Franklin or Jefferson or many others say that counts when it comes to religion. Because they said it in the Declaration and those ideas don’t always resonate in American history, especially when they’re screamed over. Unfortunately, for modern would-be Republicans, many founders were not even Christians. They rejected wholesale brainwashing of accepting religious texts as “the true words of Gods”, and they believed in what is called rational thought.

The Age of Enlightenment is where they hung their hat and derived the ideas of a natural theology and the concept of natural rights, or natural inalienable rights — -that’s what I call it to be redundant and expose the whole era that created this phrase, not just the document it is embedded in. They did not believe in unquestioned adhesion to something or some else’s beliefs, but in critical rejection of religious texts. Yes, like the Bible.

Jefferson and Franklin for example were Deists. It was a growing philosophical and a theological position in the 1600s and 1700s, one where rebel intellectuals and political agitators joined, not to agree but to learn how to disagree. It was one that gave birth to and helped grow the idea of natural inalienable rights we find in that document, the Declaration.

In short, they believed that reasoning from facts and observations of the natural world, using logic was enough to determine if there was a creator. Part of this view was from the scientific revolutionary ideas of Newton, where God wound up the universe and then left. God did not intervene in the ways of man for some believers or deists, or some “creator” did not interfere, only started the universe, and let it do its thing. It was a hard belief where some gave up the idea of God altogether, like David Hume, while others did not, but only “half”…



Bren Kelly

Engaged in new Ideas and old Inequalities, dismantling the system in systemic, born on the 50th Anniversary of Women's Lib Day, still seeking injustices.