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Thomas Paine

1737-1809 ,  English-American writer
Thomas PaineEnglish-American writer and political pamphleteer whose Common Sense and Crisis papers were important influences on the American Revolution.
Other works that contributed to his reputation as one of the greatest political propagandists in history were Rights of Man, a defense of the French Revolution and of republican principles; and The Age of Reason, an exposition of the place of religion in society.

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To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Prophesying is lying professionally.

Christianity is the strangest religion ever set up, for it committed a murder upon Jesus in order to redeem mankind from the sin of eating an apple.

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.

It is not a God, just and good, but a devil, under the name of God, that the Bible describes.

When all other rights are taken away, the right of rebellion is made perfect.

As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men.

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child, cannot be true.


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