January 27, 2013
January 29th is Freethinkers Day, so put on your thinking caps and celebrate Thomas Paine’s birthday! And what does Thomas Paine have to do with freethinking??? He practically invented it.
Benjamin Franklin asked Paine to come to America from Britain in 1774 to bring public attention to key issues. He wrote many influential books and pamphlets including The Age of Reason and Common Sense and used that common sense to bring change. Paine really helped create the philosophical basis for the American Revolution. So, celebrate Paine and do some freethinking. Maybe you’ll be the next great thinker!
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