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QUOTE (James A. Garfield) – Mar. 4

March 4, 2014

English: Pres. James Garfield

“It pains my heart to see the ignorance and bigotry that is abroad in the land. I wish that men would let all human traditions alone and take the Bible alone for their guide.”

“A brave man is a man who dares to look the Devil in the face and tell him he is a Devil.”
~ James A. Garfield,

In honor of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States, who was baptized on this day in 1850.

 Resources:
Today in Christian History – March 4
President Garfield’s Religious Heritage And What he Did With It
Top 10 Best Quotes – James A. Garfield

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One comment

  1. Fine quotes here! I clicked in on the original article, since my father had once done some research on Garfield. Howard Short’s article is a fine piece overall, yet it curiously neglects to mention the other two strands of the frontier American Restoration Movement that became the (independent) Christian Church and Church of Christ. Although divergence didn’t really take hold until the 20th century, the name “Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)” tends to confuse matters when one compares to church signs these days.

    Garfield’s mores seem generally aligned with the more conservative, larger branches of the movement: the (independent) Christian Church and Church of Christ.



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