I found it very interesting to learn that Benjamin Franklin had a more non-religion aspect to life and was very skeptical toward religions due to his readings. I think it is interesting that during a time where religion was a large part of most peoples lives, Franklin chose not to conform to that religion. He even chose to do so opening. I believe that during this time in Franklin’s life it must have been difficult to stray from the norm, especially when coming from a large and religious family. However, later in his life, Franklin formed the group Junto. This group practiced Deism, and the members of this group got together to discuss truth, serenity, and integrity. I found this to be interesting as well, since Benjamin Franklin decide to take it among himself to form this group even though it was uncommon during this time period.
Another thing I found interesting, was that Benjamin Franklin decided to eat an all vegetable diet. During this time, meat was normal for families to eat, however, Franklin decided to once again stray from what others were doing. Although this seemed difficult to do, Franklin continued to eat his all vegetable diet for some part of his life. He even stated, at one point in his autobiography, that he was able to keep up with his all vegetable diet because he was determined. Benjamin Franklin was also a feminist. He believed that men and women should have the same rights, and he even went against most in saying that women should be able to learn just as men do. I think this shows just what kind of man Benjamin Franklin was, and it shows what moral and ethical standpoints were.