The Free-Thinker's Information for the People

The Free-Thinker's Information for the People

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ...on the mount, may contemplate a fact of no small interest or importance, viz.: the deep and solemn reverence which mental and moral power, unassisted by grosser means of influence, had been able, in a remote age and country, to inspire, and may thus refine the false glare of the miraculous, thrown around Jesus, into a more serene and steady light. We cannot close this article better than presenting the reader with the opinion of Robert Owen respecting Jesus, which will be found to agree in the main with the views that have been already expressed. The following statement of Mr Owen's opinions was called forth by a correspondent in the Morning Heralfi, under the signature of "Amicus," asking him why he opposed the doctrines and moral discipline of Jesus of Nazareth, and if he did so after a proper investigation of the subject, Slc.? To which Mr Owen thus replied: --Sir, --You ask me why I am an enemy and opposer of the Benevolent Jesus of Nazareth/ and 'What it is in the blessed Redeemer to which your conviction leads you to object? Is it his life? his character? or, if not, then is it the peculiar doctrines which he promulgated? or the moral discipline which he enforced? Do you consider his doctrines less imbued with benevolence than his actions, or his moral discipline injurious to man's individual and social welfare V "You afterwards say, 'You, no doubt, deeply reflected upon the conduct and religion of Christ, before you presumed to include his religion in the general denunciation which you have uttered against all creeds; may I solicit an acquaintance with the results of your reflections, that I may be enabled to account for the extraordinary amount of benevolence and infidelity which your statements and actions have evinced you to possess?'...show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555295
  • 9781236555298