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.
Of Cain and Abel NEW!
Biblical Anachronism NEW!
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The Modern Confessions of Saint August Stine
Rated PG! Oh Gee! & My Goodness!
The True Story of a fundamentalist minister who quits Christianity, and seeks answers for his religious dilemmas and subsequent depression. This sincere reverend breaks all the rules in trying to discover his real self. Click here to learn more about his evolution and book!
The survey shows a giant step forward for Deism in the fact that it actually uses the word "Deist" and for the very significant raw numbers it shows as representing the number of people who are Deists. In reality, the number of Deists is actually higher than the survey shows because the survey uses an outdated definition of Deist. For a more accurate definition please see our Deism Defined page.
Click here to read the actual survey. (It's in PDF)
One of the reasons the freethinker Giordano Bruno was tortured and murdered by being burned alive by the Catholic Church during the Inquisition was that he said the Universe is eternal and infinite which violates the superstitions in the Bible found in Genesis. This new study vindicates Bruno.
Obama supporters forget that when all is said and done, Obama is just another politician. This article shows he's proving that he is nothing but a politician by doing more than any other president to mix religion and government, especially through giving tax-dollars to religious organizations.