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Thomas Paine
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" All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. "
- From The Age of Reason

" All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. "
- From The Age of Reason
 
"I believe in one God, and no more; and I hope for happiness beyond this life."
- Age of Reason
 
"My own mind is my own church."
- Age of Reason
 
"My country is the world, and my religion is to do good."
- Rights of Man
 
"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it."
- Rights of Man
 
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