On 8th March, 1775 an anonymous writer, thought to be the Norfolk born author Thomas Paine, published 'African Slavery in America' the first article in the American colonies calling for the equality of slaves and the abolition of slavery
The great political philosopher Thomas Paine, whose writings influenced the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and freethought movements ever since; but, unfortunately, he couldn't free American's from their dogmatic following of the bible or the disgraceful institution of slavery in his lifetime
The ideas of Thomas Paine [pin from https://www.pinterest.com/GinnyinMA/ ] a product of the age of personal religion - the Enlightenment: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/paine/#Religion http://denverseminary.academia.edu/BenCrenshaw
Thomas Paine - Yes how can ANY religious family condone these disgusting practices that take place in the Old Testament and then say that their god approves of these practices, and still loves us. Thomas Paine also said - A cruel god makes a cruel man!!!