The Mind of Man; Being a Natural System of Mental Philosophy

The Mind of Man; Being a Natural System of Mental Philosophy

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...difficulty in rejecting any form of false religion involving material or idolatrous worship. But all religious doctrines are not so plainly right or wrong that they can either be accepted or rejected at once. Many must be held for a time, sub judice, and taught with caution and humility, and not by arrogance and assumption; so that gradually, by thought and reflection, our actions may be governed by laws taught us, not only by religion, but by thoughts originated by the ordinary operations of our minds. The danger of the present day arising, from the want of personal knowledge and experience of our pastors, has been already indicated in this work. It has distressed the minds of our philosophers; it has alienated the minds of our mechanics and industrial classes; and those who appear to follow doctrines do not do so by an intelligent appreciation of the subject, but as a kind of fashionable recreation, to serve as a sensational variety from the debased amusements and degraded literature of the day. Pure religion, in accordance with the physical and moral laws of God, is the antidote to the spurious religion of the heathen which has been handed down from the past. Everybody should admit the immense power of true religion over every thought and action, and everybody should seek with all his heart and mind to establish each law of God in accordance with religion and reason, that every doctrine taught should influence the mind of every rational man. It is of high importance that we should not believe any doctrine of faith which we cannot accept by reason. When faith and reason accord, the mind is strengthened and improved by the religious idea; but if any article of faith is received which does not accord with pure reason, the mind more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236593987
  • 9781236593986