The Hopes of the Human Race: Hereafter and Here: Essays on the Life After Death: with an Introduction Having Special Reference to Mr. Mill's Essay on Religion

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Williams and Norgate, 1880 - Future life - 221 pages

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Page 18 - Archbishop King, at the conclusion of his celebrated Treatise — containing some valuable observations and some singularly naif examples of the circular mode of argument — sums up his conclusions with much complacency thus : " The difficult question then, ' Whence came evil ?' is not unanswerable. It arises from the very nature and constitution of created beings, and could not be avoided without a contradiction.
Page 134 - God/ How should we rejoice in the prospect, the certainty rather, of spending a blissful eternity with those whom we loved on earth, of seeing them emerge from the ruins of the tomb, and the deeper ruins of the fall, not only uninjured, but refined, and perfected, with every tear wiped from their eyes...
Page 51 - Calmly he looked on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear; From Nature's temperate feast rose satisfied, Thanked Heaven that he had lived, and that he died.
Page 212 - Russell regarding a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals and his answer that "such an association could not be sanctioned by the Holy See, being founded on a theological error, to wit, that Christians owed any duties to animals," see Frances Power Cobbe, Hopes of the Human Race, p.
Page 181 - Pity is not natural to man. Children are always cruel. Savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason.
Page 177 - Hunt expressed his surprise to the young man, and asked how he could deceive him so much by saying his mother was dead, when she was alive and well. He said, in reply, that they had made her deathfeast, and were now going to bury her; that...
Page 39 - But when no claim is set up to any peculiar gift, but we are told that all of us are as capable as the prophet of seeing what he sees, feeling what he feels, nay, that we actually do so, and when the utmost effort of which we are capable fails to make us aware of what we are told we perceive, this supposed universal faculty of intuition is but " The dark lantern of the Spirit Which none see by but those who bear it...
Page 219 - You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?
Page 34 - God therefore animated that machine which furnishes out provision for the more perfect animals ; which was both graciously and providently done; for by this means he gained so much life to the world as there is in those animals which are food for others ; by this means they themselves enjoy some kind of life, and are of service also to the rest.
Page 36 - How little of ourselves we know Before a grief the heart has felt ; The lessons that we learn of woe May brace the mind, as well as melt. The energies too stern for mirth, The reach of thought, the strength of will, Mid cloud and tempest have their birth, Through blight and blast their course fulfil...

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