The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

This philosophical work challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible, advocating for reason and free thought over blind faith and doctrine. The author criticizes religious institutions for their manipulation of individuals' beliefs for personal gain and power, and he promotes deism, arguing that the existence of a creator can be inferred from the beauty and complexity of the natural world. He also underscores the importance of human rights, liberty, and equality, which he believes are inherently compromised by organized religion.

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