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American Creation · 11h ago

Fake News? Fake Scholarship.

Barack Obama is the 12th best president in American history. ย So say 91 experts in the latest C-SPAN survey of academic historians.ยฟ๐ป๐‘ขโ„Ž?It's only the 3rd such poll; none was held after 2004 and 2012. ย Still, in 2001, what made them think they could p...
American Creation · 2d ago

John Adams Wants to Potentially Add to the Canon of Revelation

A subtitle for this post could be apples don't fall far from trees, even though sometimes they do.I noted before that I was surprised that John Quincy Adams circa 1814, when he had converte...
American Creation · 1w ago

John Adams on the Prophecy of Enoch

I am very familiar with John Adams' post-Presidential musings on religion. I am familiar with the prior period too; but in his post-Presidency, he seemed fascinated by theology and loved d...
American Creation · 1W ago

Adams Letter to His Son on the Biblical Canon

Here we go. This is the letter John Adams wrote to John Quincy Adams on the 24th of December 1813 on the biblical canon.I perceive my son that you are a great Student in the Bible: I know yo...
American Creation · 1W ago

John [Quincy] Adams on the Biblical Canon's Inspiration

* Update: Read below on my error.This letter to his son dated July 7, 1814 clarifies John Adams' position on the inspiration of scripture. He believed parts of the biblical canon were inspi...
American Creation · 1W ago

Fortenberry Compiles John Adams' Discussions of Priestley

You can read through this 31 page document that Bill Fortenberry compiled that has John Adams discussing his opinions on fellow unitarian Joseph Priestley. I come to a different conclusion...
American Creation · 2W ago

America's Christian Heritage: Dreisbach vs. Fea, ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘Ž๐‘™.

Liberal historian/polemicist John Fea of Messiah College has made great and amusing hay fisking best-selling activist/amateur historians of the Right such as Eric Metaxas, Dinesh D'Sousa, and of course the left's favorite tomato can, the perennial Da...
American Creation · 2W ago

Analogy Between "State of Nature" and "Evolution"

I mentioned in my last post a challenge to use the method of some Christian nationalists that puts documents they wish to authenticate as "Christian" by tying the words to those in the Bib...
American Creation · 2W ago

More Drama From Barton, Fea and Throckmorton

This is John Fea's account. And here is Warren Throckmorton's.This is from Throckmorton's:In September 2015, I challenged Barton to produce evidence for his claim and demonstrated that for o...
American Creation · 2W ago

Fortenberry's Latest on Frazer and More on John Adams' Heterodoxy

Bill Fortenberry forwarded this along to me. It involves a letter John Adams wrote to fellow unitarian Francois or Francis Van der Kemp. Apparently there was a figure named Dupuis who was ei...