Please address the following two questions -#1 Discuss your thoughts on the following quotes from Thomas Paines The Age of Reason. I believe that religious duties consist in doing justice, loving mercy, and endeavouring to make our fellow creatures happy. I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churchesappear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit The key to heaven is not in the keeping of any sect, nor ought the road to it be obstructed by any -#2 Most Reform movements of the 1800s firmly believed that the state should pass laws to enforce moral behavior. These movements eventually were successful in outlawing alcohol in the 1920s. Also, similar ideas led to the outlawing of prostitution, gambling, drugs, etc. Do you think it is up to the state to regulate individual morality or should everyone be free to do whatever they want with their lives as long as they dont step on someone elses freedom? Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each argument, and explain your own position on this topic.
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