A bumpa crop o' Paine

I saw this wonderful bumper sticker -- a quote from Thomas Paine -- on the way in to work this morning:


Thomas Paine, colonial American pamphleteer, was a Deist -- who believed in "but one Deity, and [whose] religion consists in contemplating the power, wisdom, and benignity of the Deity in his works, and in endeavoring to imitate him in everything moral, scientifical, and mechanical."

Sounds like a very bad man, indeed. Dangerous in his own time; just as much in our own.