Atheists' Billboard Falsely Attributes Quote To Thomas Jefferson

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 29 09:26:25 UTC 2011

> A billboard in Costa Mesa, Calif., is getting some attention, but it's
> certainly not the kind its sponsors were hoping for.
> The sign, paid for by atheist group Backyard Skeptics, includes a
> quote about Christianity attributed to Thomas Jefferson. But further
> research reveals there's no solid evidence that Jefferson ever uttered
> or wrote the words, the Orange County Register first reported.
> The billboard includes a picture of Jefferson with the quote: "I do
> not find in Christianity one redeeming feature. It is founded on
> fables and mythology."

I would not call the debate heated. But it is yet another high-stakes
mystery quote.

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