Saturday, January 15, 2005

Thomas Paine, Of The Religion of Deism

"Here it is that the religion of Deism is superior to the Christian Religion. It is free from all those invented and torturing articles that shock our reason or injure our humanity, and with which the Christian religion abounds. Its creed is pure, and sublimely simple. It believes in God, and there it rests."

Thomas Paine, Of The Religion of Deism Compared With the Christian Religion, Life and Writings of Thomas Paine, edited by Daniel Edwin Wheeler, 1908, Vincent Parke & Co., New York.

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