Conflict of the Nineteenth Century---The Bible and Free Thought; Ingersoll's Lecture on the Gods Dissected, Its Charges a Combine of Misconception and

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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 Excerpt: ...the devil took the omnipotent God and placed him upon the pinacle of the temple, and endeavored to induce him to dash himself against the earth. Failing in that, he took the creator, owner, and governor of the universe up into an exceeding high mountain, and offered him this world, this grain of sand, if the...
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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 Excerpt: ...the devil took the omnipotent God and placed him upon the pinacle of the temple, and endeavored to induce him to dash himself against the earth. Failing in that, he took the creator, owner, and governor of the universe up into an exceeding high mountain, and offered him this world, this grain of sand, if the god of all the worlds would fall down and worship him, a poor devil, without even a tax-title to one foot of dirt. We have seen that in this lecture Ingersoll thanks the devil for teaching him all he knows and for all the liberty he enjoys, but see how disparagingly he here talks about his devil friend and benefactor! Is it possible the devil was an idiot? Should any great credit be given to this deity for not being caught with chaff? Think of it! The devil, the prince of sharpers, the king of cunning, the master of fitness, trying to bribe God with a grain of sand that belonged to God! Was the devil so much of an idiot and fool as this scoffer, who makes public war upon God himself? Is there in all the literature of the world anything more grossly absurd than this?" There is nothing ever said, either by God or man, which may not be made to appear inconsistent by ridicule; in consequence of which it is generally conceded that nothing sacred should be made a subject of ridicule, and it is generally apparent that when a man has recourse to ridicule he has no reason or argument for what he is attempting to teach. Knowing nothing of the teaching of Scripture, about God, Christ, or the devil, but still talking roughly upon the subjects, of course he says senseless things, and then draws his famous conclusion by asking if anything was ever more absurd? If he knew enough about these things, which he might learn from the Scriptures and the philosophy of in...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150340628
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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