The Age of Reason

↠ The Age of Reason ☆ Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason represents the results of years of study and reflection by Thomas Paine on the place of religion in society Paine wrote Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind tyranny in religion
  • Title: The Age of Reason
  • Author: Thomas Paine
  • ISBN: 9781595479105
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback

↠ The Age of Reason ☆ Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason, Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason represents the results of years of study and reflection by Thomas Paine on the place of religion in society Paine wrote Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind tyranny in religion is the worst every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in but this attempts to stride beyond the grave and seeks to pursue us into eternity The coolThe Age of R ↠ The Age of Reason ☆ Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason, The Age of Reason The Age of Reason represents the results of years of study and reflection by Thomas Paine on the place of religion in society Paine wrote Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind tyranny in religion
  • ↠ The Age of Reason ☆ Thomas Paine
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The Age of Reason

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  1. Thomas Paine was an English American political activist, author, political theorist and revolutionary As the author of two highly influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, he inspired the Patriots in 1776 to declare independence from Britain His ideas reflected Enlightenment era rhetoric of transnational human rights He has been called a corset maker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination.Born in Thetford, England, in the county of Norfolk, Paine emigrated to the British American colonies in 1774 with the help of Benjamin Franklin, arriving just in time to participate in the American Revolution His principal contributions were the powerful, widely read pamphlet Common Sense 1776 , the all time best selling American book that advocated colonial America s independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis 1776 83 , a pro revolutionary pamphlet series Common Sense was so influential that John Adams said, Without the pen of the author of Common Sense, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain Paine lived in France for most of the 1790s, becoming deeply involved in the French Revolution He wrote the Rights of Man 1791 , in part a defence of the French Revolution against its critics His attacks on British writer Edmund Burke led to a trial and conviction in absentia in 1792 for the crime of seditious libel In 1792, despite not being able to speak French, he was elected to the French National Convention The Girondists regarded him as an ally Consequently, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy.In December 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794 He became notorious because of his pamphlet The Age of Reason 1793 94 , in which he advocated deism, promoted reason and freethinking, and argued against institutionalized religion in general and Christian doctrine in particular He also wrote the pamphlet Agrarian Justice 1795 , discussing the origins of property, and introduced the concept of a guaranteed minimum income In 1802, he returned to America where he died on June 8, 1809 Only six people attended his funeral as he had been ostracized for his ridicule of Christianity.

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  1. Paine is not an atheist, far from it He believes in the God who created the universe, not in the men who wrote a book So, first he shows that the Bible was not written by God showing the near endless contradictions contained in that book, showing where much of the old testament in particular is a hsndbook of genocide As he says at one point Moses asks his followers to kill the mothers, fathers and brothers and then to debauch the daughters of those they conquer For people to say they base their [...]

  2. Thomas Paine plays the ace and brings the house of cards down the wizard behind the curtain is dead, the emperor has no clothes Don t be mistaken, this would be shocking if it were written today But no, incredibly, this was the eighteenth century, before modern scholarship, in the depths of scientific anthropocentrism and Biblical literalism If only, 200 years later, with what we now know but here s America, trying to write Thomas Paine out of history books and cover up the trace Here s the kick [...]

  3. Against four thousand years of combined Jewish and Christian tradition, Thomas Paine answers with the eighteenth century equivalent of Bitch, please This isn t your NOMA Non overlapping magisterium kind of argument this is Total War With a disciplined rationalism and an acidic wit, Paine produces an assault so complete on organized religion that it makes the so called new atheist movement a bit of a misnomer Paine was not an atheist in any sense of the word, but one does wonder if he might have [...]

  4. It has happened, that all the answers that I have seen to the former part of The Age of Reason have been written by priests and these pious men, like their predecessors, contend and wrangle, and understand the Bible each understands it differently, but each understands it best and they have agreed in nothing but in telling their readers that Thomas Paine understands it not That, an opening salvo in part II of Paine s The Age of Reason, makes me laugh out loud Surprisingly and to my delight, so d [...]

  5. Wow It is amazing to me to think this book was written in 1794 95 One of the most influential thinkers writers pamphleteers of the American AND French revolutions You can t read Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins or Bart D Ehrman and not feel that these authors ALL owe huge debts of gratitude to Thomas Paine and his last book The Age of Reason , which essentially advocated deism, promoted humanism, reason and freethinking, and violently quarelled with ALL institutionalized religion especially [...]

  6. To say, that The Age of Reason is not originalis like saying Hamlet is not original All the things Paine wrote about were repeated somany times afterwards that the realmeaning of the book is difficult to understand today But I have no doubt that for it s age it was well, revolutionary And I m sure that Paine would have a lot to add if he lived in our age For starters today deism seems almost as dated as the dogma he was writing against And yet,it was an interesting insight in one of the greatest [...]

  7. Whenever I have thought of the founding fathers I have to admit, Thomas Paine would have been at the bottom of the list Now that I have read The Age of Reason , I esteem this great man than ever I admire him, not only for all he did for our country and his writings, but for having the courage to publish something of this nature during his time One of the saddest fallacies of our countries history that has been passed onto generations even to this day is that the U.S was founded on God and that [...]

  8. Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which than half the Bible is filled, it would be consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the Word of God It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind and, for my own part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel PROs One of the greatest deconstructions of theistic religion that I ve seen [...]

  9. This book is a must read for every American Thomas Paine was one of the most influential thinkers in the founding of the United States and in the form that it s government took His thinking had a profound influence on many of the founding fathers, including the author of the constitution Thomas Jefferson This book was Paine s commentary on religion and his defense of deism, as opposed the Christianity It will help every American who reads it to understand the nature of thinking that motivated th [...]

  10. Yazar, kitab nda ba tan itibaren inan sistemleri s z konusu oldu unda durdu u noktay belli ediyor ve b ylece kendisini tan man z anlaman z hen z ilk sayfalardayken m mk n oluyor Kitab n yorumlanmas n n hassasiyet gerektirdi ine inand m i in tam olarak nas l ifade edebilirim diye d n yorum fakat b yle bir kitab n bu kadar eski bir a da b yle m thi bir ustal k ve g zlem g c ile yaz ld n g r nce hayret etmemem ve hayranl k duymamam m mk n olmad a k as Yazar, Eski ve Yeni Ahit i olduk a kapsaml bir [...]

  11. This is a tough book pamphlet to review, for a number of reasons There is a difference between whether the point Paine is trying to make is well argued and well written which it is , whether I enjoyed reading it mostly , and whether I would encourage others to read it strongly encouraged The arguments that Paine mounts against Abrahamic religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are that Revelation can only be experienced individually, and therefor indicating that the Bible is the word of God vi [...]

  12. Now this was a very interesting read Having picked it up for free on the kindle and not really knowing much about it I didn t have many expectations and honestly thought it would be a laborious and difficult read I could not have been so wrong Despite being written in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, it is still very readable and oddly very relevant Granted Paine is a religious man to a certain extent, he does give an objective review of the bible and its passages and highlights not only [...]

  13. Sad how he could not understand a 5th grade written book that proves itself as completely infallible I have read the bible 12 times and I still cannot agree with any of his arguments I suppose prior to God s salvation In my life i might have agreed with him on some of his arguments However he wanted irrefutable proof in front of his eye s like Thomas but his eyes were dimmed with pride and a self gratifying way to explain away God that he would not become accountable to Hod himself or others The [...]

  14. Kitab n ilk yar s nda verilmek istenen mesaj ald m 2 yar s ok kar kt Kitab Mukaddes i filan ne bileyim ben oralar anlamad m E er inanc n z ok sa lamsa ve sorgulamadan kabul ediyorsan z okuman za gerek yok Ha yok ben bir eye inan yorsam onun ne derece mant kl oldu unu sorgular m diyorsan z okuyun, ufkunuzu a ar.

  15. Note You can download this for free at Deism The seminal work on deism the idea that there is a God, but we come to him through reason, not revelation That we find God by encountering the world around us, not through a written word And Paine has a lot to say about revelation It s not revelation if it s heard 2nd and 3rd hand It s not revelation if it s merely a tradition handed down It s not a revelation if it s a description of events Revelation has to be directly to a person If something is re [...]

  16. Thomas Paine, one of our Founding Fathers by virtue of having written Common Sense, lost many friends and made many enemies with The Age of Reason Paine called himself a Deist, by which he meant that he believed in one God, the Creator of the universe, and in no other, including Son and Holy Ghost.Paine believed that, in order to know God, a person needed to study creation Creation was the only true word of God, the Bible and all other sacred texts being the work of men, and not at all the word [...]

  17. Good anti religious fun Although Mr Paine would refer to me a fool as an atheist , I really enjoyed this book The fact that someone was bold enough to write this book in 1794 says rather a lot about his character, but the fact that some one as well known as Mr Paine would write it is nothing short of amazing I can only imagine the recourse that he recieved as a result of pointing out the absurdities of the bible, and of organized religion itself This book is certainly not for everyone, especiall [...]

  18. Written at the time of the Enlightenment, Thomas Paine virtually instigated the American Revolution and the break from the shackles of religious slavery Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and many others were Deists who believed the human mind needn t suffer from the dogma of the day nor unscientific, supernatural beliefs Paine breaks down the Bible bit by bit to allow you to see the absurdity of it all the archaic violence, sexism, racism, and scientific stupidity He lets you see the [...]

  19. This is another book that I found so riveting that I simply could not put it down and read the entire Part I in a single sitting Part II isn t really necessary in my opinion Kind of like running up the score after the outcome of the game is no longer in doubt Sure the fans might love it but sometimes you ve got to know when to call off the dogs Considering that this book was mostly written in the 1790 s, it is mind boggling how fresh and relevant most of it still is Maybe it was a classic case o [...]

  20. What a forward thinker Thomas Paine was for the late 1700s HE challenged the U.S colonies and the state in general with his Common Sense tract and followed it up with The Age of Reason , touting the intellectual standards upon which to base a society and the separation of church and state, a concept integral to the formation of our country Easy to read and well thought out, I learned to respect Mr Paine even after reading about the reaction to these tracts Ex effigy burning, formal protests, th [...]

  21. Fearless committent to his beliefs Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which than half the Bible is filled, it would be consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the Word of God It is a history of wickedness, that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind and, for my own part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest everything that is cruel.

  22. No stranger to controversy, The Age of Reason is perhaps Thomas Paine s most controversial work Though he shared in the Deism of many of the U.S founding fathers, this work, while popular and helping spread the message of Deism to a wider audience, branded Paine a miscreant and the true nature of intolerance showed its ugly face Teddy Roosevelt years later referred to Paine whose work he reportedly and it seems obviously never read as a filthy little atheist Thomas Paine had earned his fair shar [...]

  23. Paine s point by point refutation of the Christian bible in two parts Part I debunks the notion of an inspired word via miracle, revelation, and prophecy, all of which must be taken on faith, not in God, but in the person to whom the miracle, revelation, or prophecy is revealed The problem is this a miracle, often than not, is simply an act of nature either misunderstood or not understood Before we knew the properties of hydrogen, for instance, the transportation of people through the air in fl [...]

  24. Before I read this book, I used to think there were just six general arguments that Christians or other theistic religions needed to debate design teleological , first cause, morality, ontological, purpose of life, and proof of the resurrection Paine did something else entirely He argued by showing the absurdity of Christianity as a whole, and the internal contradiction within and between chapters of the bible Those are the debates apologist never participate in because they are the low hanging [...]

  25. The Age of Reason is definitely quite the controversial piece of writing I certainly think that the fact the pamphlet was written in 1793 94 needs to be considered when reviewing particular aspects of the work, but it still has thoroughly detailed information supporting the stated arguments In general, my concerns were all logistical versus content based I found the first section of the work lacking a fluid progression between ideas, it was rather hectic and all over the place The beginning of s [...]

  26. Eh Its ok, but I m glad I listened to it on audio rather than actually reading it Its like an early version of a fedora tipping rant To be sure, Paine s writing is engaging and entertaining Its a fun romp through bible contradictions and arguments against Christian theism It was probably a lot cutting at the time when it was written, but now it is almost friendly in the jabs it directs towards Christianity For historical purposes it would be worth skimming it and reading some of the entertaini [...]

  27. Best book for a die hard Christian to start with as Paine gently points out all the various fallacies found with religion and the bible I had just begun my path toward agnosticism and picked this up which quickly led me to Bertrand Russell and then on to Dawkins The God Delusion It was amazing to me that since the 1700s people have been picking out the problems with Christianity and yes I just discovered even earlier writings that dispute the existence of god and yet the religion remains the mai [...]

  28. Paine utilizes what he considers pure reason to tear apart the Bible, and therefore Christianity, while arguing for the precepts of Deism I found it interesting that through the past two hundred years, biblical scholars have similarly struggled with the Bible s inconsistencies and unknown authorship, however, they have not thrown out the baby with the bath water, as Paine does His arguments for Deism are strong and appealing, although I m not convinced that the witnessing of the world universe c [...]

  29. This book reiterated and confirmed for me a lot of what I had wanted to believe, and was thought provoking at a point in my life where the thoughts were just waiting to be told it s okay, you can come out now Paine explains in the simplest manner the ideas of a deist There really is no way to describe this book without mixing my own ideas in, because they are so similar, and yet I feel like I want to tell every person worth the brain that they are painted on to read this book.This book is could [...]

  30. Just happened to be reading this over the Easter long weekend Don t know why I never happened to read it before It is full of arguments that I recognise because I have been making them myself all my life about the insane cruelty and unworthiness of the God described by Western revealed religions , and has strenghthened me in my occasionally shaky resolve to remain an unaffiliated theist Though Paine occasionally goes over the top into snark, he manages to be much reasonable and readable than an [...]

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