Quote from John Adams 

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity.
Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions,
Oaths, Doctrines, and whole car-loads of other foolish trumpery that
we find in Christianity."

Quote by:
John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Attributed to Adams in Spirit (1988) by William Edelen, p. 4 , however, not an accurate quote. Paraphrased from diary entries in February 1756: http://books.google.com/books?id=-JQKAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA5
See: John Adams 'convenient cover for absurdity' quote
See: John Adams 'trumpery' quote.
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