Top positive review
3 June 2015
This is a very interesting book with a very easy-to-read writing style, albeit over 200 years old. (Paine particularly wanted it to be easy-to-read so that it would be available to as many people as possible.)
Thomas Paine certainly knew his subject and explained his thinking with a very clear logic.
He denounces religion whilst still believing in God. Whilst his logic appears sound when he argues against religion, he explains his belief in God using misjudged logic. Since this book was written many years before Darwin's book on the Theory of Natural Selection, Thomas Paine is unable to account for the creation of life and thus he relies on a god to start creation (although not at described in the Bible).
The book is interesting from an historical point of view, as well as from a religious / atheist argument. Paine must have been highly motivated and a very brave man to publish his radical opinion in such detail.