A Protest Against Agnosticism; The Rationale Or Philosophy Of Belief by Penelope Frederica FitzgeraldA Protest Against Agnosticism; The Rationale Or Philosophy Of Belief by Penelope Frederica Fitzgerald

A Protest Against Agnosticism; The Rationale Or Philosophy Of Belief

byPenelope Frederica Fitzgerald

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1890 Excerpt: ... tions. If we have not such, what meaning has poetry or art for us? If, like the French Margot, we only love the clink of money, even Nature has no charms for us. Ni le cri de Valouette, ni le chant du rossignol, make any appeal to the worshippers of Mammon. A state of consciousness gets all its definitions from previous representations in memory, which, of course, are coloured by our present state of consciousness. Byron says--"Joy's remembrance is no longer joy, Whilst sorrow's memory is a sorrow still." This is only true of a person who is unhappy in the present. For the sorrowful heart will echo past sorrows, but has no echo of a past joy; and in this world of vicissitude, this valley of the shadow of death, is not our sincerest pleasure fraught with some pain of memory or of fearful anticipation? Only through the peace which passeth this world's understanding or explanation--that is to say, only through the peace that springs from faith, love, and hope in God--can we know the rest of security even for the joy of spiritual love; for hope is its cradle and despair is its grave. "It would seem as if the brain were like a very delicate photograph plate, which takes accurate impressions of all perceptions, whether we notice n. Sensorial them or not, and stores tnem up, ready to impressions. be reproduced whenever stronger impressions are dormant, and memory, by some strange caprice, breathes on the plate." "Perception, however caused, whether by outward stimulation of real objects, r or THt UNIVERSITY or by former perceptions revived by memory, sends a stream of energy through the sense area, which, like a river divided into numerous channels, by expanding fertilises the intellectual area; and conversely, the process is reversed when what we call will is ex...
Title:A Protest Against Agnosticism; The Rationale Or Philosophy Of BeliefFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443270032

ISBN - 13:9781443270038