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A Song from The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine

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Current literature paints the author of the ode sung in the video, Joseph Addison, as being a christian like catholics. However his being Whig, praised by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine evidently indicates that he was a Deist. http://www.enotes.com/topics/joseph-addison/in-depth http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=73982&strquery=Joseph%20Addison Poem Proclaims Rational Faith of America's Founding Fathers Human brain can focus on honest inquiry for truths based on universally observed evidences. The way of thinking and attitude is called Rationality. Rationality is our common human heritage faith that all sons and daughters of Adam & Eve inherited. All successful human enlightenment and reformation movements took Rationality as their core & fundamental practice. The greatest past such movement was the emergence of Islam. All other enlightenment and reformation movements later can be for traced their origins being in the Original Islamic movement. see related: Islamic Foundations of European Civilization http://goo.gl/5qwibU