Atheist Boho Charm Bracelet with Thomas Paine quote:
the world is my country and to do good is my religion
This bracelet is made from easy-on, easy-off, memory wire with no clasp needed. It showcases 5 beautiful rounds of stacked beads.
- vintage turquoise beads
- recycled blue and green glass beads
- mercury silver seed beads
- silver globe charm
- silver charm engraved with the Thomas Paine quote, “the world is my country and to do good is my religion”
- finished with a turquoise silk tassel
Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, ignited the common people into action toward the Revolutionary War in a way no other leader had been able to.
He did not hold back his opinions on religion writing, “All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.” Paine was hated by John Adams and denounced by the founding fathers. Some of his radical ideas also included social security for the poor and elderly, abolition of slavery, and universal basic income.
Disparaged by his enemies, condemned, outlawed and incarcerated for making his beliefs public, there were only 6 people who attended his funeral. Even the Quakers would not allow him to be buried in their graveyard. On his deathbed, Paine was asked if he believed that Jesus Christ was the son of God. Paine’s reply and his last words were, “I have no wish to believe on that subject.”
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