Thomas Paine : Collected Writings : Common Sense / The Crisis / Rights of Man / The Age of Reason
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method to evade and supercede the intentions of the British in interdicting the Trade with the West-India Islands. The language of both being the same, and their customs well understood, the vessels of one country may, by deception, pass for those of another. But this would be a practice too debasing for a Sovereign people to stoop to, and too profligate not to be discountenanced. An illicit Trade, under any shape it can be placed, cannot be carried on without a violation of truth. America is now
this evidence, that carries us on, as it were, by necessity, to the belief of a first cause eternally existing, of a nature totally different to any material existence we know of, and by the power of which all things exist, and this first cause man calls God. It is only by the exercise of reason, that man can discover God. Take away that reason, and he would be incapable of understanding any thing; and, in this case, it would be just as consistent to read even the book called the Bible, to a
particularly of the books ascribed to Moses, have done it without examination and without any other authority than that of one credulous man telling it to another; for, so far as historical and chronological evidence applies, the very first book in the bible is not so ancient as the book of Homer, by more than three hundred years, and is about the same age with Æsop’s fables. I am not contending for the morality of Homer; on the contrary, I think it to be a book of false glory and tending to
variants. The text printed here is that of the Gazette. “Attack on Paper Money Laws,” dated by Paine “Philadelphia, Nov. 3, 1786,” is number VI in his series on the Bank. It was published in the Pennsylvania Packet, November 7, 1786, and on November 8 in the Gazette. The text printed here is that of the Packet. “To Thomas Jefferson,” February? 1788, was not published during Paine’s lifetime. The text of the letter printed here is that of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, vol. 13, edited by Julian
and Ninevah shall be overthrown,” have waited out the date, and discontented with their God, are returning to their goard. And all the harm I wish them is, that it may not wither about their ears, and that they may not make their exit in the belly of a Whale. COMMON SENSE. Philadelphia, November 11, 1778. P. S. Though in the tranquility of my mind I have concluded with a laugh, yet I have something to mention to the Commissioners, which to them is serious and worthy their attention. Their