The Pacific Unitarian Volume 2-3

The Pacific Unitarian Volume 2-3

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...The Unitarian denomination is in the com mon sense undenominational. It places little stress on the organized forms of religion, and refuses to recognize any distinction of obligation between church members and nonchurch members. It has no test of belief and no fence of creed. It is not sectarian in any true sense, but it is a religious body, with distinct position and positive aim, and as such it is entitled to support as loyal, and service as zealous as that accorded to any other organization on earth. It is equally deserving and ought to command not a lukewarm, half-hearted following, but an enthusiasm of devotion that would give it a foremost place among the powers working for righteousness. This life is full of mysteries, and some of them are especially unaccountable and with great power for discomfort. How an editor, however distracted, in making up a report of the last Unitarian Club dinner, could so fall short of his intention as to omit any reference to the remarks of Rev. Leslie W. Sprague is past human comprehension. That a scissored report from a daily might escape the paste-pot and hide from sight is understandable, on the theory of the inherent depravity of inanimate things, but how the absence could escape the editorial notice in making up the article is unfathomable. Mr. Sprague was asked to write out his address in full for this number, or expand it into an article of any length, but other duties prevented. We can only make this lame explanation, confessing stupidity, that we may be acquitted of "malice aforethought" In trying to gain a rational explanation of how a human mind can so disappoint its proprietor, a story of an Oakland litigant throws some light on the problem. A friend asked him how he happened to lose his...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634926
  • 9781236634924