Death Blow to Corrupt Doctrines: A Plain Statement of Facts

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American Presbyterian Mission Press, 1870 - Christianity and other religions - 64 pages
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Page 17 - In case of funerals, the religious teachers eject all the relatives and friends from the house, and the corpse is put into the coffin with closed doors. Both eyes are secretly taken out, and the orifice sealed up with a plaster. * * * The reason for extracting the eyes is this. From one hundred pounds of Chinese lead can be extracted eight pounds of silver, and the remaining ninety-two pounds of lead can be sold at the original cost. But the only way to obtain this silver is by compounding the lead...
Page x - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I am not come to send peace, but a sword.
Page 23 - In England they have the art of cutting out paper men and horses, and, by burning charms and repeating incantations, transforming them into real men and horses. These they use to terrify their enemies. They may, however, be dissolved by beating a gong, or by spouting water over them.
Page 17 - The reason for extracting eyes is this. From one hundred pounds of Chinese lead can be extracted eight pounds of silver, and the remaining ninety-two pounds of lead can be sold at the original cost. But the only way to obtain this silver is by compounding the lead with the eyes of Chinamen. The eyes of foreigners are of no use, hence they do not take out the eyes of their own people.
Page v - China towards foreigners. We believe also that it has been largely instrumental in giving rise to the vile and slanderous stories concerning foreign residents and native Christians which have recently (?) spread throughout China ; and that it sheds important light on the means by which the recent massacre at Tientsin was brought about.
Page 15 - Christianity, and when a person enters this religion, the teacher gives him four ounces of silver and a pill. After thus taking the pill his whole mind is confused and darkened, so that " he destroys his ancestral tablets, and only worships an image of a naked child, which points one finger toward heaven and the other toward the earth. They say this is the Prince Jesus.
Page vi - Practically then, and in the intent of the author, the book is an attack on Christianity and Christian nations at large. It is for the most part a compilation from other works, and a portion of it was written against the Jesuits as long ago as the 17th century, at which time it was answered by them.
Page 17 - Chinese lead can be extracted eight pounds of silver, and the remaining ntoety-two pounds of lead can be sold at the original cost. But the only way to obtain this silver is by compounding the lead with the eyes of Chinamen. The eyes of foreigners are of no use for this purpose. Hence they do not take out those of their own people, but only those of the Chinese.
Page vi - We are aware that serious objections may be urged against publishing in English a book so full of obscenity, but at the present crisis, when a true insight into the Chinese mind is essential in order to the proper adjustment of the relations between this nation and foreign countries, these objections seem to us to be outweighed by the advantage of having so direct and reliable a means of ascertaining the dispositions and plans of the Chinese as is afforded by a truthful...
Page 13 - ... things. He very gravely informs his countrymen that when a father dies his son may marry his mother, or a father his own daughter ;— and, anticipating the future legislation of a reformed Parliament on the rights of women, he declares that ' women are regarded as superior, men as inferior, and from the King down to the people, all are subject to the authority of their wives.

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