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Some Mistakes Of Moses
     

Some Mistakes Of Moses

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by Robert Green Ingersoll
 

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There was a time when a falsehood, fulminated from the pulpit, smote like a sword; but, the supply having greatly exceeded the demand, clerical misrepresentation has at last become almost an innocent amusement. Remembering that only a few years ago men, women, and even children, were imprisoned, tortured and burned, for having expressed in an exceedingly mild and

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There was a time when a falsehood, fulminated from the pulpit, smote like a sword; but, the supply having greatly exceeded the demand, clerical misrepresentation has at last become almost an innocent amusement. Remembering that only a few years ago men, women, and even children, were imprisoned, tortured and burned, for having expressed in an exceedingly mild and gentle way, the ideas entertained by me, I congratulate myself that calumny is now the pulpit's last resort. The old instruments of torture are kept only to gratify curiosity; the chains are rusting away, and the demolition of time has allowed even the dungeons of the Inquisition to be visited by light. The church, impotent and malicious, regrets, not the abuse, but the loss of her power, and seeks to hold by falsehood what she gained by cruelty and force, by fire and fear. Christianity cannot live in peace with any other form of faith. If that religion be true, there is but one savior, one inspired book, and but one little narrow grass-grown path that leads to heaven. Such a religion is necessarily uncompromising, unreasoning, aggressive and insolent. Christianity has held all other creeds and forms in infinite contempt, divided the world into enemies and friends, and verified the awful declaration of its founder -- a declaration that wet with blood the sword he came to bring, and made the horizon of a thousand years lurid with the fagots' flames.....Robert Green Ingersoll

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ISBN-13:
9781595474995
Publisher:
NuVision Publications
Publication date:
07/16/2009
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Some mistakes of Moses 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Col. Ingersoll takes Christian fundamentalist apologetics and demolishes them with delight and ease. As one reviewer said, "Try reading the Bible before passing judgement." I agree. As Mark Twain said, "The best cure for Christianity is to read the Bible." We need more Ingersolls and Twains and less of the loony-tune xian fundynuts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many "mistakes" Ingersoll cites have since been debunked by modern research into ancient times. Others are simply Ingersoll's misinterpretations, willful or otherwise, of the Bible. Robert Ingersoll was an agnostic lecturer who died in 1901. His conclusions on the Bible have not stood the test of time, to say the least. Try reading the Bible for yourself before passing judgement.
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