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Thomas Paine

The Age of Reason

  • Dave Slaughterje citiraoпре 3 године
    though they might not be credited, they could not be detected. They could not be expected to prove it, because it was not one of those things that admitted of proof, and it was impossible that the person of whom it was told could prove it himself.
  • b0290957996je citiraoпре 3 године
    It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. He takes up the trade of a priest for the sake of gain, and, in order to qualify himself for that trade, he begins with a perjury. Can we conceive anything more destructive to morality than this?
    Soon after I had published the pamphlet Common Sense, in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion. The adulterous connection
  • b0290957996je citiraoпре 3 године
    Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists in professing to believe what he does not believe.
    It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime. He takes up the trade of a priest for the sake of gain, and, in order to qualify himself for that trade, he begins with a perjury. Can we conceive anything more destructive to morality than this?
    Soon after I had published the pamphlet Common Sense, in America, I saw the exceeding probability that a revolution in the system of government would be followed by a revolution in the system of religion. The adulterous connec
  • Mahmud Galadanchije citiraoпре 4 године
    The answer to this question is, that nobody can tell, except that we tell one another so.
  • Mahmud Galadanchije citiraoпре 4 године
    The answer to this question is, that nobody can tell, except that we tell one another so.
  • nadakhorchani12je citiraoпре 4 године
    for the Christian mythology is made up partly from the ancient mythology, and partly from the Jewish
  • nadakhorchani12je citiraoпре 4 године
    mythology had prepared the people for the belief of such a story.
  • nadakhorchani12je citiraoпре 4 године
    it is necessary to affix right ideas to words,
  • nadakhorchani12je citiraoпре 4 године
    of church and state
  • nadakhorchani12je citiraoпре 4 године
    Human inventions and priest-craft would be detected; and man would return to the pure, unmixed, and unadulterated belief of one God, and no more.
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