Internal Evidences of Christianity Deduced from Phrenology. 2. Ed

Internal Evidences of Christianity Deduced from Phrenology. 2. Ed

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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. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...objects. The phrenologist will have perceived another mark of degradation in these objects of adoration, inasmuch as, with a few exceptions, they are deifications of our animal propensities, and, what is worse, of their misdirections: thus, Venus is an emblem of misguided Amativeness; Saturn of deficient Philoprogenitiveness; the Romans often sacrificed j ustice to Friendship, a misdirection of Adhesiveness; Mars is a good representation of misguided Destructiveness and Combativeness. Mercury is a figure for Secretiveness, misdirected to thieving, and so with the rest Thus the animal propensities have been elevated above the moral sentiments, contrary to the phrenological and scriptural doctrine, that the latter are supreme: the organs of the moral feelings being placed at the crown of the head. The deities of the Romans and Greeks have been brought forward, not with the view of presenting the most horrible portraits, but the best; for these are what the wisdom of Greece, and the gigantic greatness of Rome, gave birth to and acknowledged. Philosophy has ever presumed to scorn the ignorance of mankind. It may, therefore, be fairly expected, that, in its doctrines, we shall find some gleams of truth, some more exalted notions of the Deity. And, as the friends of philosophical knowledge pretended to be free from the superstitions of the commonalty, we may reasonably hope to discover in their creed, some views more consistent with the irremovable decisions of the mental faculties. As the best example of the deities of philosophers, the portrait of the Hindoo God, as given in the institutes of Menu, may be presented. In the Vedanti philosophy, evidently Platonic, the Almighty, known by the mystical and incommunicable appellation of O'M., is the only...show more

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