This powerful and thought provoking book both enlightens and entertains! Written by a very good friend of Thomas Paine, Elihu Palmer, Principles of Nature belongs on the bookshelf of every Deist and freethinker!
Elihu Palmer was an ordained Presbyterian minister from Connecticut who valued truth much more than religious dogma and, therefore, became a Deist. In 1796 he started the Deistical Society of New York and became a close friend and fellow Deist of Thomas Paine.
In 1793 he became blind due to yellow fever. However, this did not stop him in his efforts to promote Deism! His wife helped him to continue the Deist struggle for God-given innate reason and enlightenment, and was of great importance in helping him write this excellent book. Perhaps his blindness and the Bible's false promises of "faith-healing" gave him even greater insight into the reality that is Deism and the deceptions in the Bible.
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