Man, the social creator

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Doubleday, Page & company, 1906 - Christian sociology - 279 pages

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Page 103 - It is endeavoring, in our faltering human speech, to declare the enormity of the sin of making merchandise of men, of separating husband and wife, taking the infant from its mother, and selling the daughter to prostitution, of a professedly Christian nation denying, by statute, the Bible to every sixth man and woman of its population, and making it illegal for "two or three" to meet together, except a white man be present!
Page 122 - ... church, state and business worthy of reverence — a church which will make every social wrong a moral wrong, and every moral wrong a legal wrong — a church which will teach men to turn the other cheek when they can do it as free men, not as slaves — a church which will deliver with the message of peace, the message of a scourge for the...
Page 58 - The supplicating tears of the women and moving petitions of the men melt me into such deadly sorrow, that I solemnly declare, if I know my own mind, I could offer myself a willing sacrifice to the butchering enemy, provided that would contribute to the people's ease.
Page 217 - Ancient foundations, when once they become destructive to those very ends for which they were first ordained, and prove hinderances to the good and enjoyment of human societies, to the true worship of God, and the safety of the people, are for their sakes, and upon the same reasons to be altered, for which they were first laid.
Page 59 - If we regard his sufferings, one plain reflection presents itself: " greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friend.
Page 101 - Seldom does the new conscience, when it seeks a teacher to declare to men what is wrong, find him in the dignitaries of the church, the state, the culture, that is. The higher the rank the closer the tie that binds those to what is but ought not to be."f The humbler classes are somewhat less entangled in spirit.
Page 121 - ... money — a church which will look upon idleness by the side of industry, wealth by the side of poverty, luxury by the side of want, health by the side of disease, as impious and profane in the highest degree, the real sins...
Page 205 - ... existing industrial order, by the absolute prohibition of machinery or any other innovation. To the statesman, keen on securing the maximum national wealth, any such prohibition appeared suicidal. To the new class of enterprising captains of industry, all restrictions stood in 1 "The right to work is the property of every man, and this property is the first, the most sacred, and the most inalienable of all " (Introduction to the Law for the Suppression of " Jurandes,
Page 119 - That is the revolution. And the gospel of the revolution is the doctrine that you can do anything with your fellow man provided you do it in the market. The remedy is in the new conscience, which says simply that a man shall never be so much of a buyer or seller as to cease to be a brother, and that labour shall not be made a market thing.
Page 272 - ... burdens that can be borne only by the strength of underworked justice. Yes, the stricken ask not the occasional tonic of charity, but the daily meat and substance of justice. We are never to forget that ours is a democracy, that a democracy, in the words of a high servant of the commonwealth means "the use of all the resources of nature by all the faculties of man for the good of all the people.

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