Benjamin Franklin's Beliefs

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Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706, and died April 17, 1790. His parents were Josiah Franklin and Abia Franklin. Franklin grew up in a Christian house. Around the time he was 15 he began reading about deism, and some even assume he turned to deism. Deism is the belief that God has created the universe, but remains apart from it, and permits his creation to administer itself through national laws. It rejects the supernatural aspects of religion, such as belief in revelation in the Bible, and stressed the importance of ethical conduct. Ben believes that God governs all things, and deserves to be worshipped. He also believes that religion is useless without good works. Ben was not deistic, people just simply do not read
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