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Debate:Was Benjamin Franklin a deist?

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Wow. I have been away a while and I had no idea the discussion would expand like this! I notice one poster thinks he knows me (and I am pretty sure I know him). On to other matters. Do you concede that Franklin was a Deist? If you do not, please cogently articulate your reasons. Best, Mac.--McIntyre 10:55, 31 May 2007 (EDT)
:The above section is overlong, and would likely be more informative and persuasive if some sub-headings or structure were introduced.--[[User:CPalmer|CPalmer]] 09:56, 12 December 2011 (EST)
Evidence against Franklin having been a deist is that during the formulation of the constitution, when things seemed to be falling apart, he bade the group stop and pray. Prayer seems inconsistent with deism (a watchmaker God who created and then went away, leaving things to run on natural law). ([[User:Thunkful|Thunkful]] 21:35, 17 June 2010 (EDT))
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