As I noted in this post, George Washington didn’t seem to have a problem with Christian-Universalism. Indeed, I think GW probably believed like the other “key Founders” did — good people get into Heaven, bad people are temporarily punished, eventually saved. Though, his views on the afterlife are hard to pin down; they seemed as much “Greco-Roman” as “Judeo-Christian,” and that synthesis is certainly consistent with the notion that virtuous people get into Heaven, the bad temporarily punished.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Universal Reconciliation & the Reductio Ad Hitlerum
I posted it at my other blog here. What follows is what I wrote that relates to America's Founding & religion: