The Mighty Atom

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Hutchinson, 1896 - Atheism - 340 pages
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A very touching story of a brilliantly clever young lad who is given the best education his father deems fit for him, including the lack of any religious guidance, and the havoc it causes as the lad's life seems to fall apart. Read full review

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Page 329 - Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God of his great mercy to take unto Himself the soul of our dear brother here departed, we therefore commit his body to the ground ; earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ...
Page 86 - Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Page 3 - Progressivists," who by precept and example assist the infamous cause of Education Without Religion and who, by promoting the idea, borrowed from French atheism, of denying to the children in...
Page 96 - HOLY, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee . Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty ! God in three persons, blessed Trinity. Holy, holy, holy, all the saints adore thee, Casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea ; Cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee, Which wert and art and evermore shalt be.
Page 151 - ... composed of atoms, and the First Cause is also an atom, where is it, he asks ? And where did it come from, this first Atom which created everything? With a nice line in sarcasm, the child interrogates Cadman-Gore thus: I should not have mentioned it to you, unless I had heard that you were so wise ... I had a very clever tutor, a Mr. Skeet, — he was a Positivist, he said, and a great friend of a person named Frederic Harrison,* and he told me all about the Atom. He even showed me the enlarged...
Page 336 - THE END. Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury.
Page 150 - Lionel on the subject of the Atom. " Where is it ?—that wonderful little First Atom, which, without knowing in the least what it was about, and with nobody to guide it, and having no reason, judgment, sight, or sense of its own, produced such beautiful creations ? And then, if you are able to tell me where it is, will you also tell me where it came from...
Page 329 - ... earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust ; in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life, through our Lord Jesus Christ ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be like unto his glorious body, according to the mighty working, •whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself.
Page 158 - hot hands hard", and questions the "facts" of Professor Cadman Gore's education, who, perhaps worse than anything for Marie Corelli, was a believer in the emancipation of women. The Professor had nearly married "one such Christ-scorning female, with short hair and spectacles, who had taken high honours at Girton, and who was eminently fitted to become the mother of a brood of atheists".
Page 294 - As the soul," writes the selfdeluded compiler of the ' Free-Thinker's Catechism,' " no longer constitutes for us an independent and imperishable individuality, there is no future life.