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" And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national... "
The North American Review - Page 260
1896
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Don't Know Much About History

Kenneth C. Davis - 2009 - 752 pages
...Address expressed his belief that religion and morality were "pillars of human happiness," then adding, "Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." Perhaps more significantly, the nominally Episcopalian Washington was also a Freemason, along with...
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Leo Strauss, Max Weber, and the Scientific Study of Politics

Nasser Behnegar - 2005 - 221 pages
...shown the soundness of George Washington's warning against the abolition of or neglect of religion: "[L]et us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - 2004 - 314 pages
...his Farewell Address, Washington said, "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable...that morality can be maintained without religion." 69 (Historian Fred Hood has even written that an "amazing similarity" of language between Hamilton's...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - 2004 - 162 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice'.' And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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One Electorate under God?: A Dialogue on Religion and American Politics

E.J. Dionne, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Kayla Meltzer Drogosz - 2004 - 256 pages
...does not depend on religion, Washington argues, this is not the case for the morality of the nation: "And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion." In the end, while it is often thought that the separation of church and state marks the divorce of...
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Utopia Revisited: A 21st Century Account Of A Diplomatic Visit To The Island ...

JohnWilliam McMullen - 2004 - 110 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments

Scott Hahn - 2005 - 240 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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The Separation of Church and State: Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by ...

F. Forrester Church - 2004 - 160 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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Freedom of Association: Rights and Liberties Under the Law

Robert J. Bresler - 2004 - 265 pages
...religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason...
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