The Age of Reason
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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May 14, 2013
I wanna read
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.
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.
March 09, 2013
You'll notice that the negative reviews for this aren't well thought out. There's a reason for that...
February 25, 2013
Definately food for thought !!!
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.
November 06, 2012
October 22, 2012
Lays bare the contradictions and hypocrasies that is the Bible.
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'
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.
September 01, 2012
Awesome perspective on Christianity and more relevant then 200 years ago.
August 30, 2012
August 28, 2012
Far ahead of his time and the logic is irrefutible.
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.
July 10, 2012
Everyone should give this book a read once in their lifetime.
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!
June 20, 2012
Really interesting, thought-provoking read.
June 16, 2012
Not a bad read
June 16, 2012
Great book that disproves the rhetoric we are spoon fed with nothing more than simple reasoning.
June 14, 2012
Highly recommend this on a rainy day.
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.
June 06, 2012
It rely sucks
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!
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!
April 29, 2012
April 25, 2012
An important vestige of pre-Darwin reasoning. It's strength has not faded with time.
April 24, 2012
Truth as revealed by an intelligent and thoughtful man.
April 17, 2012
Bold and honest. A must read for entire humanity.
April 09, 2012
I hate it
February 05, 2012
Louis Oscar Racine
January 28, 2012
À must read before too much time is lost.
December 30, 2011
This book is a philosophical map for all thought. A must read.
September 21, 2011
September 01, 2011