Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Robert Treat Paine. Founder and Man of God

This blog has presented proof of the Christian faith of many of our founders. This is in part to counter those voices who today say the founding fathers were mostly deists or atheists. One founder I have neglected until now is Robert Treat Paine.

He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He also served as a Chaplain in the colonial army. He played an important role in the drafting of Massachusetts' constitution. Before his service in the Continental Congress he was a full-time clergyman. Not bad for an atheist/deist.

Learn more about Paine here.

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