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Jefferson gives his assessment of the author of and book of Revelation in the Bible:“It is between fifty and sixty years since I read it and I then considered it as merely the ravings of a maniac no more worthy nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.” (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to General Alexander Smyth, January 17, 1825)Jefferson put together his own bible called the “Jefferson Bible” in which he took out certain passages of scripture while throwing out the rest considering it as dung:“The greatest of all the Reformers of the depraved religion of his own country, was Jesus of Nazareth… Abstracting what is really his from the rubbish in which it is buried, easily distinguished by its luster from the dross of his biographers, and as separable as the diamond from the dung hill.” (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to William Short, October 31, 1819)Jefferson blasphemes account of Ten Commandments in the Bible:“where get we the ten commandments? The book indeed gives them to us verbatim, but where did it get them? For itself tells us they were written by the finger of God on tables of stone, which were destroyed by Moses. But the whole history of these books is so defective and doubtful, that it seems vain to attempt minute inquiry into it and such tricks have been played with their text, and with the text of other books relating to them, that we have a right from that cause to entertain much doubt what parts of them are genuine.” (Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, January 24, 1814)
If this episode were a meal, the appetizer would be a delectable, genre-bending thriller, and the main course a hearty, tantalizing blend of English and American historical fiction. Join us for conversations with:
Bruce Holsinger on A Burnable Book
Thomas Christopher Greene on The Headmaster's Wife
Nancy E. Turner on My Name is Resolute
Marci Jefferson on Girl on the Golden Coin
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Some members of America’s religious right would have us believe that Thomas Jefferson was a Bible-thumping evangelist on a mission to create religious schools, to convert Native Americans into Christians, and to establish a Christian nation. They argue that Jefferson’s famous “wall of separation” letter written in 1802 to the Danbury Baptist Association was simply to stop government from encroaching on religion and had nothing to do with a Christian-run government.
Are the Christian nationalists right?
Jayson, the Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists, will explore what Jefferson really said about religion. For instance, Jefferson did not believe in “the Holy Trinity” and considered parts of the Bible to be nonsense. Jefferson was theologically a Deist who drew upon Christian morals, we will learn.
Deism celebrates reason, not religion. Deists believe in God based on reason, but do not subscribe to “revealed” religions. Join Jayson as he tells us what Deism is really about – and why Jefferson was a Deist, not an evangelical Christian.
For more information about Deism, visit Deism.com. For news, opinion and articles, visit GodDiscussion.com, and be sure to check out our upcoming shows with the World Union of Deists and others.
Director, Carmine Bianco, of the 2014 PAX Romana Italian Festival (Niagara Falls, NY - U.S.A.) will be on The Thomas Loop Radio Show. Bianco revived the once great event, held yearly in the Little Italy district of Niagara Falls, NY. The Festival will run from Friday, August 1st through Sunday, August 3rd - at the Pine Avenue/15 Street section, out several blocks.
In addition to the serving of authentic Italian food and drink, there will be live music.
The schedule of live bands are as follows:
Friday, August 3rd:
12:30-3:30pm - Chris Borgatti & Peter Heuer ---- 4-7pm - The CT Scan ---- 7-10pm USA Band
Saturday, August 4th - 3-6 pm - Jamie Holka & Bruce Wojick ---- 6:30-10pm - The Formula
Sunday, August 5th - 3:30-6pm Tony Pedulla ---- 6:30-10pm - Nick Battistella Sinatra And More
Tyrone Jefferson, Musical Director for the JB's (James Brown Band) gives NaT one of a series of conversation we are planning,to talk about the life he rememebers being with and around one of the hardest working men in show bussiness Mr.James Brown. NaT will be talking to Mr. Jefferson about the other types of music JB played and wrote other than R & B Funk, his work ethics and discipline and being a friend up to the time of James Brown transition.
Host Cyrus Webb welcomes author Cassietta Jefferson to Conversations LIVE to discuss her literary journey and the book SHADES OF BROWN.
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The Murder of Michael Brown & Eric Garner: Are the Police Taliban, or Al Qaeda? Who do you fear most?
In the 1960's it was the act of a MARCH, PROTEST, BOYCOTT AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES that brought CHANGES
This episode will discuss the murder of Eric Garner and Michael Brown. Eric Garner was murdered for voicing his concern about being targeted by police and for an alleged prior possession of untaxed cigarettes, which led to a death sentence. Michael Brown was murdered allegedly with his hands in the air and also while unarmed. He was shot six times with a fatal bullet to the 18 year old head. We will discuss the ongoing problems associated with untrained police officers who encounter unarmed people and police citizen encounters in America. Garner wanted to know why he was being harassed and he suffered a life sentence for merely questioning police officers and why are Americans under attack by their local police who are commissioned to protect and serve the community. However, it appears that local police departments are armed military forces who target their communities like terrorist. Who do you fear the Taliban, Al Qaeda or your local police? A side bar, in Georgia a bomb was thrown threw a window of a home occupied by a family to enforce a search warrant. A child suffered severe injuries!
We will also cover why 12 NYPD officers were required to respond to the home of a Brooklyn grandmother and force her from her home and the Protest against the Shooting death of an unarmed teen in Ferguson Missouri
ATLANTA'S BAUDER COLLEGE CLOSING NEXT YEAR
This episode will discuss the closing of Bauder College and the illegal and unethical acts committed by Graham Holdings and Kaplan, Inc. Bauder College is a private, for profit college located in Atlanta, Georgia. It is a division of Graham Holdings ("GHO") and Kaplan, Inc. (Kaplan Higher Education ("KHE"). The closing of Bauder College will not resolve the issues faced by inner city, urban and rural American students, which includes student loan default rates and unemployment. Most of these students will not be accepted by other colleges or universities and many will be left with nowhere to turn. The cost of attending Kaplan University is greater than the attendance at Bauder and the majority of other colleges and universities. Our government has failed these vulnerable populations and sit idle while Kaplan became a billion dollar for profit educational industry who knowingly targeted the most vulnerable population in this country with abusive practices that were used to target inner city, urban and rural poor Americans.
This episode will discuss the murder of Eric Garner for voicing his concern about being targeted by police and for an alleged prior possession of untaxed cigarettes, which led to a death sentence. We will discuss the ongoing problems associated with untrained police officers who encounter unarmed people and police citizen encounters in America. Garner wanted to know why he was being harassed and he suffered a life sentence for merely questioning police officers. A side bar, in Georgia a bomb was thrown threw a window of a home occupied by a family to enforce a search warrant. A child suffered severe injuries!
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