new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

'the age of reason' by thomas paine

i feel the need to post this today, caps and all:

Age of Reason Introduction

by Thomas Paine


I PUT the following work under your protection. It contains my opinions upon Religion. You will do me the justice to remember, that I have always strenuously supported the Right of every Man to his own opinion, however different that opinion might be to mine. He who denies to another this right, makes a slave of himself to his present opinion, because he precludes himself the right of changing it.

The most formidable weapon against errors of every kind is Reason. I have never used any other, and I trust I never shall.

Your affectionate friend and fellow-citizen,


Luxembourg, 8th Pluviose, Second Year of the French Republic, one and indivisible.

January 27, O. S. 1794.

it's yours to read, for the clicking.

1 comment:

  1. I've coincidentally just begun reading Common Sense. It's actually a little frustrating. Paine's work is over 200 years old and yet we fight the same fight. In my darker moods I fear a new dark ages in America.

    Reading the words of the enlightenment and understanding what actually brought about the founding of our government has never been more important.