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Though Franklin found some dogmas of the Presbyterian church in which he was reared

Though Franklin found some dogmas of the Presbyterian church in which he was reared

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Though Franklin found some dogmas of the Presbyterian church in which he was reared  "unintelligible," he states, "I never was without some religious Principles; I never doubted, for  instance, the Existence of the Deity, that he made the World, and govern'd it by his Providence; that  the most acceptable Service of God was the doing Good to Man; that our Souls are immortal; and  that all Crime will be punished, and Virtue rewarded either here or hereafter." He felt these beliefs  represented "the Essentials of every Religion," so he respected every religion, and contributed to the  building funds of all Philadelphia sects. He felt public worship was proper and useful, and therefore  helped pay the salary of the Presbyterian minister. But he refused to attend the sermons because he  felt the clergyman tried "rather to make us Presbyterians than good Citizens." For his own worship, 
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