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Analysis of Thomas Pain's work which labeled him atheist

Briefly discuss the writing that caused Thomas Paine to be labeled an atheistic person. Did Ben Franklin's warning to Paine prove to be true?

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The writing that caused Thomas Paine to be labeled atheistic was the pamphlet The Age of Reason, written in 1795. This document advocated Deism, a belief system that rejected the Bible and all organized religion and sought the divine in the natural world rather than within the church walls (The Deist Document, http://www.positivedeism.com/deistdoc2.html). This was a radical notion that defied the conservative Protestants who predominated in the early United States ...

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