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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2001

    A Great Perspective on Religion and Morality

    Thomas Paine did a terrific job on letting people know the truth about God. Christianity and organized religions are nothing but concoctions and systems that draw from cults and pagan religions that went on at the time. Paine offers irrefutable arguments against the veracity of the Bible on ethical, chronological, and historical premises. This is the ultimate test any Christian should take to challenge their faith: read this book. It's not just about dismantling obsolete and flawed theology--it's about becoming more ethical and evolved. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse this book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2003

    A brilliant book far ahead of its time

    The harmful effects organized religion has had on the world may be obvious to us in hindsight, but Paine was able to point them out at a time when the churches still had absoulute power over the world, and for this the world owes him an enormous debt of gratitude.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

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    Can't go wrong with this one.

    If your pious, read it. Don't worry nothing can shake the need to believe. If your not pious, its a treat to read! Such a great book for the time period. Regardless of your belief system, I highly recommend it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2003

    Thomas Paine

    I haven't read the whole book yet but it has brought up very good arguments so far. I also have researched Thomas Paine and the reason i wanted to read this is because he spent the remainder of his life (falloween the publishing) in poverty becuase of the arguments in this book. No one would excepted them so he was outcast. This book is definetly revolutional.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    Deism - an alternative to both atheism & 'revelations'

    In this outstanding book, Thomas Paine lets the reader know that you do not have to limit yourself to either Christianity and the other various 'revealed' religions or to atheism. You become aware that a great alternative to both is the natural religion/spiritual philosophy of Deism! Paine exposes the Bible for what it is - the ranting and ravings of superstitious fanatics. He shows how the Bible portrays God as a jealous, violent idiot! It's very shocking at first. Then you realize what you've been fed all these years! Reading THE AGE OF REASON is very spiritually liberating. It's not for the religious, but it is for the spiritual! I'm proud to say that I'm a Deist and belong to the World Union of Deists, thanks to Mr. Paine's great book! Robert L. Johnson

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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