Thomas Paine's Rational Outlook To Life In The Age Of Reason

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Thomas Paine is one of the great thinkers of all times, his notion of Human rights is Relevant even today. He advocates the Rational Outlook to life in his The Age Of Reason “I believe in the quality of man, and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavouring to make our Fellow-creatures happy.
I believe many other things in addition to these. I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, not by Church that I know of; my own mind is my own church.
All national institutions of churches whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than invention set up to terrify and enslave, monopolize
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The Jews say that their word of God was given by God to Moses face to face; the Christians say that their world of God came by divine inspiration; and the Turks say that their world of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from heaven. Each of those Churches accuses the other of unbelief; he disbelieves them all.
It is hearsay upon hearsay. He rests his belief upon such evidence. Thomas Paine is still influential on account of his powerful thoughts on The Rights of Man. Justice, Liberty, Equality are advocated by him in his views on the fundamental rights of all the citizens of the
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Godwin was universally acknowledged at the beginning of the nineteenth century as the representative of the revolutionary spirit in England. Inquiring into the principles of society, of government and of morals, Godwin argued in favour of the reorganization of society on a simple basis with benevolence or justice instead of authority as its guiding principle. He believed in the perfectibility of man, and argued that a society founded upon reason would enjoy the full rights of justice and liberty. Political Justice was first published in 1798, and two further of justice and liberty. Political Justice was first published in 1798, and two further editions appeared in 1796 and 1798. That the work was not reprinted again until 1842 will indicate how Godwin’s reputation ebbed away with the onset of conservatism in the first decade of the nineteenth

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