The Story of My Mind; Or, How I Became a Rationalist

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Independent Religious Society, 1909 - Christianity - 125 pages

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Page 52 - THEY also are to be had accursed, that presume to say, that every man shall be saved by the law or sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that law, and the light of nature. For holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.
Page 64 - We are accounted righteous before God, only for the merit of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ by Faith, and not for our own works or deservings : Wherefore, that we are justified by faith only is a most wholesome doctrine, and very full of comfort, as more largely is expressed in the Homily of Justification.
Page 76 - The year's at the spring And day's at the morn; Morning's at seven; The hill-side's dew-pearled; The lark's on the wing; The snail's on the thorn: God's in his heaven — All's right with the world!
Page 79 - All service ranks the same with God — With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we ; there is no last nor first.
Page 114 - And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
Page 40 - I have gazed the same) To try if I could wrench aught out of death Which should confirm, or shake, or make a faith; But it was all a mystery. Here we are, And there we go: — but where!
Page 53 - Christ and therefore cannot be saved much less can men not professing the Christian Religion be saved in any other way whatsoever be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature and the law of that religion they do profess and to assert and maintain that they may is very pernicious and to be detested CHAP.
Page 61 - And when, Sunday after Sunday, men who profess to be our instructors in righteousness read out the statement, " In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is," in innumerable churches, they are either propagating what they may easily know, and, therefore, are bound to know, to be falsities ; or, if they use the words in some non-natural sense, they fall below the moral standard of the much-abused Jesuit.
Page 61 - ... nothing, for it is certain that innumerable generations of other plants and animals lived upon the earth before its present population. And when, Sunday after Sunday, men who profess to be our instructors in righteousness read out the statement, "In six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is...
Page 16 - ... intelligence when we were too young or too weak to defend ourselves, is not a crime — it is a duty. We have no right to be reverent except toward what is true and just. Superstition is stupid, and only cowards revere it. But let me go on with the story. As the two mounted Kurds passed me by, they scanned me very closely — my costume, boots, furs, cap and so on. Then I heard them making inquiries of my driver about me — who I was, where was I going, and why I was going at all. My driver...

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