Quotation: "The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites."
Other attributions: John Adams
Earliest known appearance in print: Charles Bufe, The Heretic's Handbook of Quotations (San Francisco, CA: See Sharp Press, 1992), 200. (This source claims that the quote is from a letter to Jefferson's nephew, Peter Carr.)
Comments: This quotation has not been found in any of the writings of Thomas Jefferson. It appears to be a collection of paraphrases of comments made in multiple Jefferson letters:
- Anna Berkes, 10/22/07; updated 12/8/15, 1/5/16
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