Organized an outgrowth in society in 1769. He was a deist. Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and many others communicated with each other seeking both to understand nature and to find ways to improve society. Franklin's interest in electricity, stoves, and eyeglasses exemplified the shift of focus among many 18th Century colonists from heaven to the here and now.
*From notes- AKA "Mr. America" he was born in Boston. He experimented with electricity. He invented stoves, designed ships, water skiis, created hospitals, libraries, etc. Most importantly he was a Diplomat during the American Revolution.