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When Benjamin Franklin, one of our founding fathers, served as the Ambassador to France, he occasionally attended what was called The Infidels Club -- a group that spent most of its time searching for and reading literary masterpieces.

On one occasion Franklin read the book of Ruth to the club, but changed the names in it so it would not be recognized as a story from the Bible. When he finished, the members of the Infidel’s club, many of whom claimed to be atheists, were unanimous in their praise. They told him it was one of the most beautiful short stories that they had ever heard, and demanded that he tell them where he had found such a remarkable work of art. As a God fearing man, Franklin enjoyed telling them that it came from the Bible!