"Persecution is not an original feature in any religion; but it is always the strongly-marked feature of all law-religions, or religions established by law. Take away the law-establishment, and every religion re-assumes its original benignity. In America, a catholic priest is a good citizen, a good character, and a good neighbour; an episcopalian minister is of the same description: and this proceeds independently of the men, from there being no law-establishment in America."
Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, part I.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Actor Ian Ruskin does a magnificent job of replying to the gas-bag Basso who hasn't the foggiest notion of Thomas Paine or his ideas. Don't miss this and share it with your friends. The Thomas Paine Review heartily endorses Mr. Ruskin's work: