Friday, August 11, 2006

Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Bones of contention

Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Bones of contention:
"Our other account comes from those who attended Paine. Dying in ulcerated agony, he was imposed upon by two Presbyterian ministers who pushed past his housekeeper and urged him to avoid damnation by accepting Jesus Christ. 'Let me have none of your Popish stuff,' Paine responded. 'Get away with you, good morning, good morning.' The same demand was made of him as his eyes were closing. 'Do you wish to believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God?' He answered quite distinctly: 'I have no wish to believe on that subject.' Thus he expired with his reason, and his rights, both still staunchly defended until the very last."

Elmer Rice started a play about Thomas Paine but eventually abandoned it...
damn shame.
damn shame.
I'd do a play on Paine for sure...
only founding father worth a damn if ya ask me...

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