Thomas Jefferson was a Deist and expressed himself accordingly. Those who try to Christianize our first six presidents do so after the fact, and deserve to lose the faith of their followers for such blatant dishonesty. Those followers who refuse to take Jefferson’s advice, and the similar admonition found in their Bibles, live as sheep valued only for their fleecing. If there be honest preachers, they live in tiny houses, never in castles, and love their congregants, never their money. In these times, ornate gaudiness and glitter blinds us to the truth.