Powerful Hard to Find and Thought Provoking Essays by Thomas Paine

 

All of the following essays and letters are found in LIFE AND WRITINGS OF THOMAS PAINE, edited by Daniel Edwin Wheeler, 1908, Vincent Parke & Co., New York. If you take the time to read these thought provoking, enlightening and entertaining writings, you will find yourself with a much deeper understanding of God, Deism, and religion. They are well worth the read! Feel free to print any of these essays and letters to spread the word. Also, all of these important essays are in Paine's book, The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition (for Kindle version click here).

To further deepen your understanding and appreciation of Thomas Paine visit Ian Ruskin's site The Life of Thomas Paine. Ian is a gifted actor with a profound desire to make the world a better place by educating people about their reason and rights. One important and inspiring way in which he does this is by portraying Thomas Paine in an enlightening and thought provoking one man play To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine. Click here to view video clips from the play on YouTube.

There is more great news regarding Deism, Thomas Paine and Ethan Allen - there is now a new documentary out which covers all three! American Freethought, a film by Roderick Bradford, is a four hour documentary which, unlike most documentaries, actually covers Deism and its importance in the lives of Thomas Paine and Ethan Allen. Click here for the documentary page.

 

book    Of The Religion of Deism Compared With the Christian Religion
            Dutch Translation: De Religie van het Deisme vergeleken met die van het Christendom

 

book    Biblical Blasphemy
            Dutch Translation: Bijbelse Godslastering

 

book    Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus Proven False - I

 

book    Old Testament Prophecies of Jesus Proven False - II

 

book   Thomas Paine Exposes a Bishop to Deistic Bible Study!  NEW!

 

book   Thomas Paine Makes Clear the Difference Between Deists and Christians is Reality! NEW!

 

book   Thomas Paine's Speech on Deism and Atheism to the Theophilanthropists NEW!

 

book    The Tower of Babel
            Dutch Translation: De Toren van Babel

 

book   Of Cain and Abel  NEW!

 

book   Inquiring Into the Truths or Falsehoods of Religions  NEW!

 

book   Of the Old and New Testament  NEW!

 

book   Thomas Paine's Bible Study of the New Testament  NEW!

 

book   Biblical Anachronism  NEW!

 

book   Thomas Paine's Thoughts on Christian Revival Meetings  NEW!

 

book    A Letter to a Friend Regarding The Age of Reason

 

book    Thomas Paine on Death

 

book   Thomas Paine's Thoughts on a Future State  NEW!

 

book    Correspondence Between Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams

 

book   Thomas Paine Reprimands Bishop Moore For Taking Advantage of Alexander Hamilton  NEW!

 

book   Thomas Paine Reprimands Clergyman Mason For Taking Advantage of Alexander Hamilton  NEW!

 

book    Thomas Paine on the Word "Religion"

 

book    Thomas Paine on Calvinism

 

book    Thomas Paine on the Sabbath-Day

 

book   Worship and Church Bells  NEW!

 

book    Thomas Paine on Christian Missionaries

 

book    Thomas Paine on Freemasonry, Part I

 

book    Thomas Paine on Freemasonry, Part II

 

book   Thomas Paine Defends His Open Deism  NEW!

 

book   A Humorous Poem by Thomas Paine - The Monk and the Jew  NEW!

 

 

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