This second volume gathers more lectures by iconoclast Robert Ingersoll, these on religious issues and themes. In “Some Mistakes of Moses,” the author takes on the questions of science in the Bible; “Some Reasons Why” tackles monotheism and punishment; “Orthodoxy” considers the question of miracles; and lastly, “Myth and Miracle” makes the case for science, art, and secular education.
About the Author
Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), the son of a radical Presbyterian preacher, was born in New York City. At the outbreak of the American Civil War, he raised a regiment that fought in the Battle of Shiloh. An active Republican, Ingersoll was Attorney General of Illinois. Known as a champion of freethinking and agnosticism, he became one of the most popular orators of his time.