Says writer wrong about Franklin's faith

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDMay 8, 2013 

The writer who declared that Benjamin Franklin was not a deist needs to check his sources again. In his own autobiography, Franklin described himself as a deist; I doubt whether he "mistakenly" labelled himself as such.

It is true that Franklin urged the constitutional convention to open its sessions with prayers, but in fact, the motion "met with resistance, and was never brought to a vote," according to Wikipedia.

The writer is entitled to his own opinion, but he should resist the temptation to make up his own facts, or to borrow his facts from dubious sources.

David Peebles

Bellingham

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