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And by the way, that was

And by the way, that was Boidinot's very last point, because Paine is making a deist claim, Paine has lost the argument about revelation.

An atheist might say that God doesn't reveal himself because God doesn't exist. Paine can't. He has lost the argument.

It is exactly because of that - that Paine's book isn't a book written by an atheist, that Boidinot's book is worth looking at. Age of Revelation.

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