Saturday, March 25, 2006

John Adams Quotation of the Week:

My readers know that John Adams possessed some very interesting unorthodox religious beliefs. Though many people know he was a member of the Unitarian Congregational Church, few people are aware of how much of an anti-Trinitarian he was.

I don't know how long I am going to be able to offer weekly John Adams quotations, but I'd like to make that a new feature of my blog. Here is the first one on the Virgin Mary and the Trinity:

"The Trinity was carried in a general council by one vote against a quaternity; the Virgin Mary lost an equality with the Father, Son, and Spirit only by a single suffrage."

John Adams to Benjamin Rush, June 12, 1812.

Quite a sense of humor he had!

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