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English-born Thomas Paine left behind hearth and home for adventures on the high seas at nineteen. Upon returning to shore, he became a tax officer, and it was this job that inspired him to write The Case of the Officers of Excise in 1772. Paine then immigrated to Philadelphia, and in 1776 he published Common Sense, a defense of American independence from England. After returning to Europe, Paine wrote his famous Rights of Man as a response to criticism of the French Revolution. He was subsequently labeled as an outlaw, leading him to flee to France where he joined the National Convention. However, in 1793 Paine was imprisoned, and during this time he wrote the first part of The Age of Reason, an anti-church text which would go on to be his most famous work. After his release, Paine returned to America where he passed away in 1809.

Bob Johnson is a cultural critic and historian. He has been an Associate Professor at the New College of Florida and a Faculty Fellow in the History Department at UC Santa Barbara. He is now Chair of the Department of Social Sciences at National University in La Jolla, California.

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  • File Size: 895 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Publisher: Truth Seeker Company (January 29, 2009)
  • Publication Date: January 29, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003O68GB2
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The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition is an awesome book to read and to own! It has all of Thomas Paine's outstanding and thought provoking writings on God, religion, Christianity, the Bible, Deism, etc. all in one volume. He wrote part one of The Age of Reason just prior to being arrested and put in a French prison. He wrote part two after his release from prison while recuperating as a guest of James Monroe and his family in France. Part three he wrote after returning to America. This book contains all three parts of The Age of Reason plus it even contains correspondence between Paine and his friends as well as between Paine and his detractors. Not only is this book fascinating, it's also a great reference source.

Even though Paine was and is attacked by the Christian clergy for writing The Age of Reason, (it's hard to understand how the clergy can attack someone for using their God-given reason) he originally wrote this very important book to keep atheism in check in revolutionary France. He knew the myths and superstitions in the Bible would not stand the test of God-given reason and science and were repugnant to sincere people who embrace their reason so he stripped the simple, natural and rational belief in a Supreme Intelligence/God of all the nonsense the revealed religions have coated it with and that is Deism.

In this book Paine not only shines the light of reason on the Bible, Christianity and Judaism, he also shines it on Freemasonry and atheism.

Paine presents Deism in a very beautiful and inspiring way. He really had a way with words and we owe him much! This book is the most important book I own.
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Tom Paine

The Age of Reason

Tom Paine:

"I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life.
I believe in the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.

"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe."


With the current controversies with regards to religion, the Bible and Christianity, I am at a loss to understand why "The Age Of Reason" by Tom Paine is not a million seller. I have found that although many people, famous and otherwise, often quote or paraphrase Tom Paine, few have actually taken the time to read what he had to say.

Whether you are a defender of established religion or a detractor, you should read "The Age of Reason" by Thomas Paine. If you are a defender of the Bible or any religion other than Deism then you are going to have a challenge defending your views against the logic contained in this book. If you think that you know the "truth" then you should not fear such a challenge.

What this book has to say is as valid and logical as the day it was written.
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It never ceases to amaze me how relevant Thomas Paine's theological work is
to our modern era. To me it is like he wrote the contents of this book (The Age of Reason: The Complete Edition) today.

This is a great compilation.

Mr. Paine knew God very well, as well as a man can know God on this plane.

Mr. Paine was very smart, and very courageous.

To him the American Revolution was a revolution in government and religion.

Deism is a beautiful philosophy that sees God through nature.

Our God-given reason speaks to us of this Creator.

I think a lot of people are Deists, believing in God, but not the madness of mind control "revealed" religion.

Think for yourself!

Follow the peacefulness of God, who moves through the silence, not the noise of false prophets,
who will tell you what God wants you to do ... for them. God doesn't need your tithes. God is, with or without you.
But if you feel the pull of your Creator in your spirit, this most excellent book can make the Author of the Universe clearer for you, and cost you only the price of the book.

The compilers of this book (The World Union of Deists) did a great job. Check it out.
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Thomas Paine was a very busy man! Not only was he essential to getting the American Revolution started with Common Sense and also essential in keeping it going to a successful end when others wanted to quit by writing The Crisis, he also wrote THREE parts to The Age of Reason along with hundreds of pages of essays and letters regarding God, Deism, etc. And all of his writings on the topic of God and religion are in this one volume!

It's interesting in particular to read his correspondence with Sam Adams. Adams was a devout Christian and Thomas Paine was a strong Deist. However, they exchanged ideas in a civil way. A lot can be learned from them!

This book is overflowing with a deep understanding and appreciation of God. Since Paine was a Deist, there is no confusing God with religion. This is very liberating! All of his enlightening observations are very applicable today.

Many people attacked Paine, and still do, for being too tough on Christianity, the Bible and the other revealed religions. However, it is evident from reading this book the reason he was so unrelenting with them and their claims of revelations is due to his profound love and respect of God. It angered him that the men who wrote the Bible said that God called for the mass genocide found throughout the Old Testament or that God was so stupid that he was outsmarted by a talking snake and had to become a man to be crucified to correct that error.

Paine makes the point that the only possible Word of God is the Creation itself. As he makes clear in this book, no one but the Creator could have made the Creation, whereas anybody could have written the Bible or the Koran.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a better understanding of God.
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