The Correspondent Volume 1

The Correspondent Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...when they give up their reason for senseless creeds, invented by cheats and deceivers. If there can be any such thing as blasphemy against the attributes and perfections of deity, the Bible is the place where it ought to be sought for, and not in the writings of philosophy. If blasphemy consists of scurrility and indecent abuse, the old testament teems with it. It ascribes to the Almighty the ferocity of the most savage beasts: "He was unto me (says the author of Lamentations, 3d and 10th) as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places. He hath filled me with bitterness; he hath made me drunken with wormwood. He hath also broken my teeth with gravel stones; he hath covered me with ashes." The Bible is filled with passages like this, in which the most abominable and ferocious qualities are, attributed to Deity; and yet the believers in this r book have the presumption and effrontery to censure those who reject it, and who hold in veneration the moral attributes of the Supreme Being. The properties and actions which both Jews and Christians ascribe to God, would disgrace any man who had the smallest pretensions to a good name. Their books represent him in the most odious light. They exhibit him as an angry, revengeful, and cruel despot, and as influenced, in the most unjust and unreasonable manner, by all the detestable passions that corrode the human heart; and yet they calumniate and persecute those who contend for the immutable laws of nature, and strive to represent, in the most dignified and perfect light, their omnipotent author. If Christianity, as its priests are unceasingly telling us, is founded on a rock, so that even " the gates of hell cannot prevail against it," what need has it of human laws...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934113
  • 9781236934116