Delegations: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 326 pages
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Use in Literature DeistsCarlyle can by no stretch of the word be called a Christian, but he was one of the most thoroughgoing Deists that ever lived.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in Where No Fear Was.You are an atheist, and you praise the deists of the eighteenth century.ndash;G.K. Chesterton in The Ball and The Cross.By several members it was urged, however, that this article was a departure from the principles of our forefathers, who came here for the preservation of their religion, and that it would admit deists and atheists into the general government.ndash;George Willis Cooke in Unitarianism in America.He also probably read Cudworth, Butler, Hutcheson, Leland, and other authors of a like character, some of them deists.ndash;George Willis Cooke in Unitarianism in America.Perhaps the most difficult problem in discussing the principles of Misson and Carracioli is to attempt an explanation of why Defoe, a Presbyterian, should have made his protagonists into deists.ndash;Daniel Defoe in Of Captain Mission.It is then he will find in what mighty stead that heathen goddess, that virtue, which you and all other deists of the age adore, will stand him.ndash;Henry Fielding in The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.It is wholly unlike the iconoclasm of the deists, and, coming in the eighteenth century, it was like a veritable evangel.ndash;John Fiske in The Unseen World and Other Essays.This first Fragment, on the 'Toleration of Deists,' awakened but little opposition; for the eighteenth century, though intolerant enough, did not parade its bigotry, but rather saw fit to disclaim it.ndash;John Fiske in The Unseen World and Other Essays.The grand jury found a true bill against us, after being charged by the Recorder, Sir Thomas Chambers, who addressed them as fellow Christians, quite forgetful of the fact that Jews and Deists are eligible as jurymen no less than orthodox believers.ndash;George William Foote in Prisoner for Blasphemy.It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the Deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much stronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a thorough Deist.ndash;Benjamin Franklin in The Autobiography of Ben Franklin.

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