All Blog Posts Tagged 'Paine' (2)

Unhindered by King or Priest: The Value and Necessity of Tolerance

I don’t believe in religion, but I do believe in religious freedom and religious tolerance. That doesn’t mean I am innocent of irascibility when it comes to my attitude about religion. I have all manner of opinions on the subject, but I find myself in the same position I imagine John Adams (also irascible) found himself in when he observed the Jesuits were coming to our newly founded republic.

I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits.... Shall we not have regular swarms of them… Continue

Added by T Andrew Klatt on August 4, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

T. Paine

I'm currently taking American Literature 1 (from colonization to the Civil War) and had to read some Thomas Paine for class. Two excerpts from the Age of Reason, to be exact The First, sections 8 and 9. And in section 8 I found this quote:… Continue

Added by Rikka on February 16, 2010 at 9:54pm — 1 Comment

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