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age of reason Explained

Age of Reason at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

Age of Reason
n : a movement in the 18th century that advocated the use of
reason in the reappraisal of accepted ideas and social
institutions [syn: {Enlightenment}]

age of reason at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: head » en|noun|head=(the) age of reason
  • Inter: context » Roman Catholic|_|theology Seven years of age, at which age a person is morally liable for the sins that he or she commits.
    1. 2006, February: Category: w - :Julia Sweeney|Julia Sweeney, “Category: w - :Julia Sweeney#Letting Go of God|Letting Go of God” performed at Category: w - :TED (conference)|TED2006, 0:16–0:54
    2. : On September tenth — the morning of my seventh birthday — I came downstairs to the kitchen, where my mother was washing the dishes and my father was… reading the paper or something, and I sort-of presented myself to them in the doorway, and they said “Hey! Happy birthday!” And I said “I’m seven.” And my father smiled and said “Well, you know what that means, don’t you?” And I said “Yeah… that I’m gonna have a party and a cake and get a lot of presents (?)” And my dad said “Well, yes, but more importantly, being seven means that you’ve reached the age of reason, and you’re now capable of committing any and all sins against God and man.”

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