A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations

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Progressive Publishing Company, 1889 - Philosophers - 355 pages
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Page 178 - as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
Page 29 - garden. He had designed a monumental urn with this inscription : " Stranger, beneath this cone in unconsecrated ground a friend to the liberties of mankind directed his body to be inurned. May the example contribute to emancipate thy mind from the idle fears of superstition and the wicked arts of priesthood.
Page 61 - revealed religion. ... I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another. . . . The basis of your religion is injustice; the Son of God, the pure, the immaculate, the innocent, is
Page 96 - Science has nothing to do with Christ, except in so far as the habit of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. For myself I do not believe that there ever has been any revelation.
Page i - the world would be astonished if it knew how great a proportion of its brightest ornaments, of those most distinguished even in popular estimation for wisdom and virtue are complete sceptics in religion.
Page 180 - untiring opposition to that ecclesiastical spirit, that clericalism, which in England, as everywhere else, and to whatever denomination it may belong, is the deadly enemy of science.
Page 143 - in the forest, and if he but for one moment pay homage to a man whose soul is grounded in true knowledge, better is that homage than sacrifice
Page 331 - the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
Page 96 - that the Old Testament was no more to be trusted than the sacred books of the Hindoos.
Page 168 - The Poor Man's Guardian, a weekly newspaper for the people, established, contrary to "law," to try the power of "might" against " right,

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