The atheistic platform, 12 lectures by C. Bradlaugh [and others].

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Page 122 - GLORY of warrior, glory of orator, glory of song, Paid with a voice flying by to be lost on an endless sea — Glory of Virtue, to fight, to struggle, to right the wrong — Nay, but" she aim'd not at glory, no lover of glory she : Give her the glory of going on, and still to be.
Page 114 - Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation ; all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not : but Superstition dismounts all these, and erecteth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men.
Page 118 - That which is conceived as absolute and infinite must be conceived as containing within itself the sum not only of all actual, but of all possible modes of being.
Page 88 - Therefore I should infer from analogy that probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this earth have descended from some one primordial form, into which life was first breathed.
Page 46 - Ali's conquest, and whose families still exist ; and that an endeavour should be made to form. a confederation of those Sultans.' In this view, the Egyptian Government entirely concur.
Page 116 - Hamlet's, however, teaches us all how the troubles of common life may be ended ; and it is perfectly possible for you and me to purchase intellectual peace at the price of intellectual death. The world is not without refuges of this description ; nor is it wanting in persons who seek their shelter and try to persuade others to do the same.
Page 43 - It should be made clear to the Egyptian Ministers and Governors of provinces, that the responsibility which for the time rests on England obliges Her Majesty's Government to insist on the adoption of the policy which they recommend, and that it will be necessary that those Ministers and Governors who do not follow this course should cease to hold their offices.
Page 89 - The main conclusion arrived at in this work, namely that man is descended from some lowly organised form, will, I regret to think, be highly distasteful to many. But there can hardly be a doubt that we are descended from barbarians. The astonishment which I felt on first seeing a party of Fuegians on a wild and broken shore will never be forgotten by me, for the reflection at once rushed into my mind — such were our ancestors.
Page 93 - He has not permitted, in his works, any symptom of infancy or of old age, or any sign by which we may estimate either their future or their past duration. He may put an end, as he no doubt gave a beginning, to the present system, at some determinate period...
Page 51 - Nature means the sum of all phenomena, together with the causes which produce them; including not only all that happens, but all that is capable of happening...

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