By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll through the geared up Christian Church from the instant he made his first assertion from the pulpit. And, regardless of their unanimous rejection, his phrases continue to exist via at the present time. As proven during this textual content his prose used to be terse, biting, slicing and a little smug for he felt it used to be his function to carry the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra sensible realm. Deemed as being written enormous quantities of years after the very fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of people stories that have been passed down via a handful of people that, for his or her personal harmony and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical facts that his statements have validity (other than uncomplicated good judgment) he asks the questions that experience prompted the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed in the course of the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...
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The idea was that God would take care of us as he did of sparrows and lilies. Is there the least sense in that belief? Does God take care of anybody? Can we live without taking thought for the morrow? To plow, to sow, to cultivate, to harvest, is to take thought for the morrow. We plan and work for the future, for our children, for the unborn generations to come. Without this forethought there could be no progress, no civilization. The world would go back to the caves and dens of savagery. If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out.
It is also admitted that Joshua did not write the book that bears his name, because it refers to events that did not happen until long after his death. No one knows, or pretends to know, the author of Judges; all we know is that it was written centuries after all the judges had ceased to exist. No one knows the author of Ruth, nor of First and Second Samuel; all we know is that Samuel did not write the books that bear his name. In the 25th chapter of First Samuel is an account of the raising of Samuel by the Witch of Endor.
If thy right hand offend thee, cut it off. Why? Because it is better that one of our members should perish than that the whole body should be cast into hell. Is there any wisdom in putting out your eyes or cutting off your hands? Is it possible to extract from these extravagant sayings the smallest grain of common sense? Swear not at all; neither by Heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the Earth, for it is his footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is his holy city. Here we find the astronomy and geology of Christ.