Despite the best efforts of pseudo-historians to argue otherwise, Jefferson’s personal bible is on display at the Smithsonian’s American History museum.

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Religiously motivated writers do their best to portray Jefferson as a devout Christian despite the historical record.  Jefferson’ s religious beliefs were a deeply personal matter and he shared them with few.

Our particular principles of religion are a subject of accountability to God alone. I inquire after no man’s, and trouble none with mine.”

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He did produce an altered version of the New Testament, writing his view of the “Christian system,” removing all mention of miracles and other -worldly occurrences.  He physically cut and pasted together The Philosophy of Jesus of Nazareth in 1804, complete with his hand-written notes in the margins.

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