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Skeptics: "The Legacy of Thomas Paine" by Fred Whitehead -this coming Sat, March 10, 7pm at Perkins.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 10:45 AM

Midwest Skeptics Society:

"The Legacy of Thomas Paine" by Fred Whitehead  -this coming Sat, March 10, 7pm at Perkins. This is a topic on one of my favorite people from the history of freethinking  -Thomas Paine!  As a young teenager I identified with Paine's Age of Reason. I'm looking forward to Fred's presentation so JOIN US for another educational night!

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The Legacy of Thomas Paine: An illustrated talk on the connections between his ideas and  historic sites around the world where he stimulated revolutionary movements, including the USA, Britain and France.  Paine, for instance, gave us the name of the United States of America.  His book The Age of Reason is a key text for the philosophy of Deism, undermined the foundations of Christianity, and was intensely controversial in his lifetime.
Presenter: Fred Whitehead, historian, writer and freethought activist; co-editor, Freethought on the American Frontier and other books. *********************************************************************
Thomas Paine (January 29, 1737 [1] (NS February 9, 1737)  – June 8, 1809) was an English American authorpamphleteerradicalinventorintellectual,revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.[2] He has been called "a corsetmaker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination."[3]
This is an interesting part of Thomas Paine's  life.
Cole Morgan  [address removed]

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