"Where do we find a precept in the Bible for Creeds, Confessions, Doctrines and Oaths, and whole carloads of other trumpery that we find religion encumbered with in these days?"
"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity."
"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it."
"When philosophic reason is clear and certain by intuition or necessary induction, no subsequent revelation supported by prophecies or miracles can supersede it."
"Let the human mind loose. It must be loose. It will be loose. Superstition and dogmatism cannot confine it."
John Adams. Founding Father. 2nd President of the United States. Deist.
If your foundation is built upon lies your "truth" will crumble.