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"[...]more compensate for the want of piety than justice can excuse intemperance or benevolence licentiousness. Besides, if God exist-if piety, therefore, ought also to exist-it can scarcely be supposed that personal and social morality will not suffer when the claims of religion are unheeded. It has seemed to some that morality rests on religion, and cannot exist apart from it. And almost all who believe that there are religious truths which men, as reasonable beings, are bound to accept, will be found maintaining that, although morality may be independent of religion for its mere existence, a morality unsupported by religion would be insufficient to satisfy the wants of the personal and social life. Without religion, they maintain, man would not be able to resist the temptations and support the trials of his lot, and would be cut off from the source of his loftiest thoughts, his richest and[...]."
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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 12.45mm | 385.55g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507564716
  • 9781507564714