Hi, need to submit a 750 words essay on the topic Thomas Jefferson.
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The purpose of education is to enlighten and promote inquiry. Religion has an antithetical purpose. It closes the mind, discourages inquiry and promotes dogmatism. As Jefferson writes, the churchmen who taught him betrayed a deeper interest in “how many angels could dance on the head of a pin” while they should have taught their students “how to make that pin work better for mankind.” The implication here is that religion in the classroom and churchmen as teachers will not promote investigative inquiry and may stifle students’ natural curiosity.

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