I believe in one God and no more, and I hope for happiness beyond this life. I believe the equality of man; and I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavoring to make our fellow creatures happy.

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Original Citation

Paine, Thomas. The Age of Reason, Part I. London: Joel Barlow, 1794.

Current Citation

Paine, Thomas. "The Age of Reason, Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology (1794)." Selected Writings of Thomas Paine, edited by Ian Shapiro and Jane E. Calvert. Yale University Press, 2014.