Quicksands; Or, Prevalent Fallacies in Belief and Worship Pointed Out with Their Remedies

Quicksands; Or, Prevalent Fallacies in Belief and Worship Pointed Out with Their Remedies

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...lives, as well as the lives of others of the same church, abundantly proved that this material symbol of Christianity conveyed none of the true virtues of Christianity. With them, indeed, the Cross was converted into a myth; it was made the Fetish of an idolatrous worship; they bowed before it; they knelt to it; they kissed it--kissed a visible and palpable deity! In many parts of Christendom there are exhibited still, for the excitement of pious emotion, or, it may be for some less spiritual purpose, pieces of wood, which, they assure us, are portions of The True Cross! So large is the quantity, indeed, of ligneous material shown in different quarters of the world, which has had ascribed to it, for this supposed reason, a character of pseudosanctity, that if the whole of it could be brought together, it would, as some one has truly said, be sufficient to build another Noah's ark. Yet, could all of it together save a single soul? How astonishing, then, is it that men gifted with the light of intelligence can offer to this, as the Romish Church teaches her votaries to do, according to her own graduated degrees of devotion, the highest form of worship, that termed latria; or that devotees can be found so infatuated as to pay for the privilege even of giving it a holy kiss! But why should we wonder that impostors exist, while so many thousands of people are to be found in the world willing to be imposed upon? Most truly has the wise man said, "There is no new thing under the sun." For what is this but an old form of superstition revived under circumstances to give it a new interest--the senile devotion of the idolater of ancient days, which has been scathed by the burning sarcasm of the Prophet into a species of curious petrifaction, in...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629264
  • 9781236629265