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Skeptics: The Legacy of Thomas Paine - first American Freethinker, by Fred Whitehead tonight, Sat, March 10, 7pm at Perkins.

From: cole m.
Sent on: Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:24 AM

Midwest Skeptics Society:

The Legacy of Thomas Paine - first American Freethinker, by Fred Whitehead tonight, Sat, March 10, 7pm at Perkins. 

Some members of our groups say they don't feel alone because of our FreeThinking groups.  Well, I didn't feel alone in Jr High because of Thomas Paine's Age of Reason.  I believe Thomas Paine, an Englishman, was America's first Freethinker.  

Come JOIN US  for a fun night about Thomas Paine who damn neared died in a French prison for his views and ended up back in America to continue his freethinking!

To RSVP, address and more info about this group go to:
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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