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To: Tailgunner Joe
Joe,

Yes, you are correct, in his delirium, he said such things.
Whether it was an "enlightened" moment or simply an exclamatory, we will never know.

The fact of the matter is though, that he did not believe in christianity, nor any other organized religion for that matter.

You quoting his acknowledgment of God is slick spin. No one said he did not believe in an Almighty God.

He was a DEIST! Yes, he did believe in an Almighty God.

Deists do that you know.
50 posted on 11/09/2004 4:56:21 AM PST by Al Gator
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To: Al Gator
Al, you are wrong about Barton. Read his stuff and you will find out that he does not think much of Paine and neither did most of the founding fathers. While they agreed with some of his ideas, they also saw him as immoral and some even called him "that dirty little atheist".

I don't think Barton ever called Tom Paine a Christian, just the opposite.

51 posted on 11/09/2004 5:08:02 AM PST by joe_broadway (Truth scares Liberals.)
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