“Beer is Proof that God Loves Us and Wants Us to be Happy”

  A common misattribution I have seen spread over the web, and one that strikes a couple of notes with me, is the one in the title of this piece, and is often credited to Benjamin Franklin. The misquote reads: “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Not only did Benjamin Franklin never say this (at least not in recorded history), but his original quote had more to do with a naturalistic view of the...

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