Thomas Paine (1736/7-1809) was an influential British-American thinker, revolutionary, author, and intellectual. Born in England, Paine emigrated to the American colonies in 1774, where he became an ardent supporter of American Independence. Considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Paine's COMMON SENSE proved to be an instant bestseller during the revolution through its explanation of the absurdities of British rule. In the 1790s, Paine moved to France, where he became a supporter of the French Revolution and a member of the National Convention. After narrowly escaping execution during the Reign of Terror, Paine continued to support the revolution and remained in France until the rise of Napoleon.
The Age of Reason by Thomas Paineby Thomas Paine
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Thomas Paine's THE AGE OF REASON is a controversial critique of organized Christian religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible. Paine advocates reason in place of revelation, rejecting miracles and the divinity of Christ, while reducing the Bible to a non-divine book. THE AGE OF REASON promotes the deistic notion of a distant creator-god, and rejects most aspects of Christianity. This bestselling work proved to be controversial in both Britain the United States, leading to Paine's ostracism. Despite Paine's popular role in the American Revolution, only six people attended his funeral in 1809.
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