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" Saviour taught, all this had been avoided; and supposing Christianity to have been purely a human invention, it had been the most amiable and the most useful invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good. "
The works of Lord Bolingbroke: with a life, prepared expressly for this ... - Page 474
by Viscount Henry St. John Bolingbroke - 1841
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 6

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan, Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan (bart.) - Natural theology - 1794
...even supposing it to have been purely an human invention, it had been the most amiable, and the most most useful invention, that was ever imposed on mankind for their good."* When Bolingbroke could write thus forciby in praise of Christianity, can we be surprized if the unpresuming...
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The works of the late Right Honourable Henry St. John, lord ..., Volume 6

Viscount Henry St. John Bolingbroke, Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1809
...theology into the christian system, and thereby to swell, to perplex, and ferment it. Had they kept close t'o what the Saviour taught, all this had been avoided...for their good. But the extensions of it, and the ingraftinents that were made on this divine stock, by mere human philosophy, and by religious prejudices...
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Monumental pillars; or, A collection of remarkable instances of the judgment ...

Thomas Young (of Zion chapel, Margate.) - 1818
...frankly acknowledged, with the sceptical Lord Bolingbroke, " That, supposing Christianty 'to have heen purely a human invention, it had been the most amiable,...and the most useful invention, that was ever imposed upon mankind for their good." JNor, would it. have been beneath them to enquire, whether the Deists...
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The evidences of Christianity in their external or historical division ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...makes right reason a law in every possible definition of the word. And therefore, even supposing it to have been purely a human invention, it had been...that was ever imposed on mankind for their good." Thus even Rousseau: "If all were perfect Christians, individuals woiild do their duty; the people would...
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The evidences of Christianity in their external or historical division ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...makes right reason a law in every possible definition of the word. And therefore, even supposing it to have been purely a human invention, it had been...that was ever imposed on mankind for their good." Thus even Rousseau: "If all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would...
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The Evidences of Christianity, in Their External Division: Exhibited in a ...

Charles Pettit McIlvaine - Apologetics - 1832 - 526 pages
...makes right reason a law in every possible definition of the word. And therefore, even supposing it to have been purely a human invention, it had been...that was ever imposed on mankind for their good." Thus even Rousseau: "If all were perfect Christians, individuals would do their duty; the people would...
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A view of the principal deistical writers that have appeared in England in ...

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - Apologetics - 1837 - 730 pages
...which it was originally taught by Christ himself."t He says, that "supposing Christianity to have been a human invention, it had been the most amiable and...invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good : And that Christianity, as it came out of the hands of God, if I may use the expression, was a most...
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The Works of Lord Bolingbroke: With a Life, Prepared Expressly for ..., Volume 3

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - Great Britain - 1841
...what has been said it is evident, that such a motley * Senec. Ep. 58. j Senec. Passim. : Strom. 1. i. crowd of Jews and heathens, as the first converts...a system, or rather caused divers systems to grow up, of fantastical theology. Christianity, as it came out of the hands of God, if I may use the expression,...
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The Evidences Against Christianity, Volume 1

John Shertzer Hittell - Free thought - 1857
...Not Paul but Jesus." " Even supposing it to have been purely a human invention, it has been the roost amiable and the most useful invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good." Bolmgbroke. " I value the religion of Jesus not as being absolute and perfect truth, but as containing...
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The testimony of sceptics to the truth of Christianity; with the evidence of ...

Joseph Johnson - History - 1861
...simplicity with which it was originally taught by Christ himself." " Supposing Christianity to have been a human invention, it had been the most amiable and...invention that was ever imposed on mankind for their good; and that Christianity, as it came out of the hands of God, if I may use the expression, was a most...
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