The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race; Or, the Coming Change from Irrationality to Rationality. [With] Also the Memorial Presented

The Revolution in the Mind and Practice of the Human Race; Or, the Coming Change from Irrationality to Rationality. [With] Also the Memorial Presented

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...Volumes would be unequal to detail the loss and unnecessary sufferings which it creates to the human race. It is said to be a stimulus to individual exertion; and such a stimulant is required under the irrational system which has necessarily emanated from the laws of man; but, under the new arrangements which will arise in a system based on the laws of God, a far more powerful stimulus will perpetually exist; which, instead of stimulating to action for individual gain and isolated advantages, will call forth the daily exercise of all the higher faculties of humanity, for the godlike purpose of benefiting all, to the utmost healthy extent of those powers. Law 23. "As soon as the members of these Townships shall have been educated from infancy in a knowledge of the laws of God, trained to act in obedience to them, and surrounded by external objects all in unison with them, and thus made to acquire a true knowledge of their nature, there shall be no punishment or reward of individuals." Reasons for this Law It is known to those who have studied nature, that the general and individual qualities of all things created are given to them by the Great Creating Power of the Universe; and that, not THE THINGS CREATED, but THEIR CREATOR, is the sole Author of one and all, whether animate or inanimate--whether mineral, vegetable, or animal--whether rational or irrational existences; and, of course, that whatever compound of the general qualities of humanity any may have, the general qualities and particular combination of them in each one is alone the work of that Creating Power; and, for them, it is insanity to blame, and the essence of injustice to punish, or in any way to injure, the poor, passive, created being, whether man or any other animal, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488040
  • 9781236488046