Madison on Christianity

During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.

~ James Madison (1751-03-16 1836-06-28 age:85) fourth president of the United States, A Memorial and Remonstrate Against Religious Assessments 1785-06-20