FRANKLIN: ATHEIST OR THEIST?
Benjamin Franklin has
been listed as an unbeliever. The evidence is spurious and unfounded.
Franklin was a strong believed in God, as he makes evident in the creed that
"Here is my creed. I believe in one God, Creator
of the universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be
worshipped. That the most acceptable service we render to him is doing good
to His children."
Franklyn's Autobiography. New
York: Rinehart and Co., Inc., 1959, 292.