This is a jolly good article on John Witherspoon, one of the founding fathers of our country and noted Presbyterian minister. Of note is this quote:
“A satire that does not bite,” Witherspoon observed, “is good for nothing.” In Witherspoon’s view, the Moderates cut the heart out of religion. For them, he said, religion will be perfected only “when we shall have driven away the whole common people … and captivated the hearts of the gentry to a love of our solitary temples.”
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