Thomas Paine Age Of Reason

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The Age of Reason in America was a revolutionary time in this country and American political activist Thomas Paine had big involvement in this. When the 1700s came to an end so did puritanism in America., Bbrilliant thinkers and scientists from the 17th century such as Galileo, Newton, Voltaire, Rousseau, John Locke and many more helped discover new ways of thinking and believing in reason over faith. This discovery, an evolution in America, helped explain a lot and correct many problems and conflicts of the past. Citizens of America were believing in reasoning and scientific proof rather than just living by religion only. Thomas Paine enlightened a whole country with his theories and belief through his book ¨The Age of Reason¨ and also a new way of believing which was called Deism. Deism is the belief that the universe is good, and accepting the existence of a creator on the basis of reason but rejected belief in a supernatural deity who interacts with humankind.…show more content…
The Age of Reason represented a genesis in the way man viewed himself, the pursuit of knowledge, and the universe. The principle of the Age of Reason was to think and live a different way. Instead of living strict lives and only following God’s word now each person has more freedom and ability to explore and discover new things and to solve problems with real scientific results. Another big factor in the Age of Reason was instead of Cchristianity overruling all religious beliefs, Deism arises and was which most philosophers believed in and they did believe that God created Earth but believed there was logic and a reason for everything being the way it is. This belief discovered by Thomas Paine helped change a lot in giving America a new way to live
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