Excerpt from A Vindication of the Unitarian Doctrine Concerning the Sole Deity of the God and Father Our Lord Jesus Christ: Being Six Lectures, Delivered in George's Chapel, Exeter, During the Months of August and September, 1835, in Reply to the Rev. Daniel Bagot, M.A
He knows, therefore, that by adopting such a course, he carries along with him, from the commencement, not so much the calm, impartial judgments, as the agitated feelings of his hearers, who are waiting with anxious hearts to find that he can completely establish his doctrine. All this is well enough in a professed advocate for the Trinitarian system. But I wish you to consider, whether this be precisely the frame of mind which is best suited for a cool, unbiassed examination of the evidence, on both sides of this important question? I think decidedly not. In order to take a dispassionate View of the subject, it is necessary, either to leave the consequences entirely out of consideration, until we have made up our minds respecting the truth, or else, if we consider the consequences on one side, to consider them also on the other. Suffer me, then, to mention a few particulars in which I, speaking as a Unitarian, regard the subject as highly important. Remember - I do not deny the solemn consequences of a wrong decision as they are viewed by the Trinitarian. I have considered them often, and, I hope, seriously. But I simply desire, in justice to my own argument, to point out to your attention, that there are solemn consequences following from a wrong decision on either side of the question.
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