Subjective Concepts of Humans: Source of Spiritistic Manifestations (Classic Reprint)

Subjective Concepts of Humans: Source of Spiritistic Manifestations (Classic Reprint)

by John J. Donnelly
     
 

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We all know that we receive our religious beliefs as we receive our family names, from our parents. Reason and conviction take no part in the one case more than in the other. Whatever the belief of our parents is, we, their children, are brought up in that faith. At home and in the

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Excerpt from Subjective Concepts of Humans: Source of Spiritistic Manifestations

We all know that we receive our religious beliefs as we receive our family names, from our parents. Reason and conviction take no part in the one case more than in the other. Whatever the belief of our parents is, we, their children, are brought up in that faith. At home and in the church, as the years go by, are given the reasons why the church of our parents is preferable to all other churches. These reasons satisfy the children and the dogmas of the church are seldom subjected to a critical study. To do so would appear to them to be an unwarranted reflection upon their parents.

Hence, the religion of our parents is transmitted to us as a precious heirloom to be prized by us as our guide through this "vale of tears" to an "eternal life" of happiness hereafter. This is the rule governing the children of all Christian families; and I can truthfully say it is the rule followed by the children of all families, no matter what religion the parents professed. Whether pagan, Jew, Christian, Mohammedan, Mormon or what not, the children follow the faith of their forebears as a sacred duty.

In view of this fact, I wish all my friends to remember that I was born and educated a Catholic; that I entered the Catholic priesthood after a preparation of ten years, and spent forty-four years in active service in the priesthood.

If after my early education as a Catholic, then the preparation of ten years for the priesthood and over forty years in the ministry, I should, by reason of my researches, be forced to quit the priesthood, cease being a Catholic and become a total disbeliever in a Divine revelation, my friends must know that the reasons for these steps, taken towards the close of my life, are neither vague nor frivolous.

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ISBN-13:
9781330503164
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

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