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The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine
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The Age of Reason

by Thomas Paine

145 ratings, 40 reviews

If Thomas Paine were alive today he'd probably be a blogger. As a pamphleteer, he could spread his dissident ideas so cheaply and quickly that they caught on like proverbial wildfire. As with Common Sense, which helped kick off the American Revolution, The Age of Reason was an immediate hit. His irreverent skepticism regarding organized religion has influenced contemporary writers such as Christopher Hitchens, who so revered Paine that he's recently released a book about him. In it he claims that while Common Sense was crucial to American history, that The Age of Reason is his masterpiece.

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Timera Chubb

September 17, 2013

It is a funny book

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Drew Maw

August 04, 2013

Surprisingly, this book strengthened my faith, and allowed me to ask the hard questions and discover deeper and more enlightened answers to them. This book should be read by all Christians.

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Darein Gonzalez

July 05, 2013

Its a great book

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Aixa Morales

June 18, 2013

superb...ingenious

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fowell whitfield

June 14, 2013

A timeless analysis. "God" does not write books...

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Dara Peou

June 13, 2013

Good explanation and advices

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KenYanna Jenkins

May 14, 2013

I wanna read

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Stu Pidas

April 14, 2013

The great architect of the universe is phenomenal - whatever that is. Religions are evil creations that divide people. You'd think we were smarter than to believe these fairy tales. Sad really.

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Simon Freeman

March 11, 2013

Seminal writing that objectively analyses christianity as mythology and evaluates the relative validity of that mythology by example and a knowledgable reference to the relevant texts.

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Rick Price

March 09, 2013

You'll notice that the negative reviews for this aren't well thought out. There's a reason for that...

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Xtr Jones

February 25, 2013

Definately food for thought !!!

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John Smith

February 21, 2013

Stupid. Thomas Paine was an atheist. He wrote this to try to disprove Christianity. Christianity was written over a period of 1600 years approximately. Thomas Paine's book of 200 years or the Bible of 1600 years. Which is more reliable. The bible doesn't contradicting itself. Thomas Paine probably didn't even refer to the bible to see if his accusations against it were right.

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Jake Mroczenski

November 06, 2012

Boring

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Paul Chambers

October 22, 2012

Lays bare the contradictions and hypocrasies that is the Bible.

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Meg McCormack

October 01, 2012

Always a great second or third read.... Maybe a bit depressing seein as how now, is nothing like the 'age of reason'

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Edward Cameron Peverett

September 10, 2012

This book should be in every bookshelf and every home. The level of objectivity, knowing that objectivity will always be tainted by subjective bias, is utterly astounding. Subject matter is excellent. Bravo to the late Mr Paine.

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Jeff Winans

September 01, 2012

Awesome perspective on Christianity and more relevant then 200 years ago.

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Ka Lay

August 30, 2012

Awesome

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jack coben

August 28, 2012

Far ahead of his time and the logic is irrefutible.

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Doug Iupati

August 14, 2012

Unfortunately even excellent reasoning can not compensate for insufficient or incorrect information. The lack of care with simple fact checking renders subsequent analysis and conclusions irrelevant.

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Thanzin Naing

July 10, 2012

Everyone should give this book a read once in their lifetime.

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Jose Delgado

July 01, 2012

A step into the real life.. None of this he said she said Bull$#!T ... as Morpheus put it... FREE YOUR MIND!

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Viv Hogan

June 20, 2012

Really interesting, thought-provoking read.

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Martin Phiri

June 16, 2012

Not a bad read

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Darth Coal

June 16, 2012

Great book that disproves the rhetoric we are spoon fed with nothing more than simple reasoning.

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Gender Equality

June 14, 2012

Highly recommend this on a rainy day.

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Glen Gilbert

June 14, 2012

A masterful polemic on a topic some would rather avoid. Every American should be especially aware of this books importance in the founding of the Constitution and the influence it had with the founding fathers. Life altering to those with a rational mind.

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Gabrielle Garcia

June 06, 2012

It rely sucks

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A O

May 21, 2012

It may be the Age of reason, but poor reasoning will lead you to eternal separation from God. Jesus is the only Way to God!

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Bob Davallou

May 15, 2012

Written by an extremely brave and intelligent man, this book allows one to think and be enlightened to the extent you choose. I don't know how you can read this book, and walk away without examining the "truths" you have been taught. Great book!

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Sal Zampano

April 29, 2012

It sucks

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Nicholas Bromley

April 25, 2012

An important vestige of pre-Darwin reasoning. It's strength has not faded with time.

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Anthony Ayo

April 24, 2012

Truth as revealed by an intelligent and thoughtful man.

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Dotun Olukoya

April 17, 2012

Bold and honest. A must read for entire humanity.

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Thomas Nerkowski

April 09, 2012

I hate it

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Justen Sales

February 05, 2012

Read it

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Louis Oscar Racine

January 28, 2012

À must read before too much time is lost.

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Bill Moore

December 30, 2011

This book is a philosophical map for all thought. A must read.

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Eliane Costa

September 21, 2011

Great!

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Hiba HaBo

September 01, 2011

Great book