The Life of James McCosh; A Record Chiefly Autobiographical

The Life of James McCosh; A Record Chiefly Autobiographical

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...still a long way ahead of us. But what I clearly hold is that "the state" is not a person, with the same duties and obligations as an individual; and that there is no violation of any duty in the payment of more churches than one, should other considerations, or existing facts, recommend such a course. It seems to me as clear a proposition as any proposition can be that money derived from a common fund to which men of all creeds contribute, not only may, but ought to be divided on a common and not on an exclusive principle of distribution. The state is nothing but an aggregate of individuals, and if they are divided between (what you or I may deem) truth and error, so likewise must be the influence they exert in matters of religion. I confess I do not think it just--consistent with that primary virtue which Christianity enforces as much as any dogma--that all the funds provided by ancient laws for pious uses in Ireland should be appropriated exclusively to the pious use of a small minority of the People. Would the Irish "state," if it were separate, tolerate this distribution? Pray let me have your paper, --to be read before the S. S. Association. Abgyll. CHAPTER X AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL.--TRAVELS IN GERMANY AND AMERICA TT was on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 18, 1858, that I sailed from Leith on a steamer bound for Hamburg. I had better spare the details of a voyage by no means pleasant, in a strong, clumsy vessel fitted for freight rather than passengers, vigorously ploughing its way through terribly angry waves, bent on tossing us up and down on our berths, and pulling our stomachs into as agitated a state as they themselves were. For our comfort, the stewardess informed us that she had never been out on so fearful a night except once, when one more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664272
  • 9781236664273