posted on Apr, 18 2005 @ 07:31 AM
This "doomed" book,written by an American in 1795,still is valuable reading:One of America's Founding Fathers, Thomas Paine, critiques Christianity
and the Bible as a Deist. When Paine wrote, the idea of examining the Bible as a text objectively, let alone critically, was unheard of. Paine finds
many of the internal contradictions and atrocities of the Bible and lays them out with withering scorn. The Age of Reason is a freethought classic.