Bell Street Chapel Discourses

Paperback | January 16, 2012

byAnna Garlin Spencer

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HOW RELIGIONS GROW. VERY intelligent, conscious, human being," said Mr. Eddy, "requires and must have a religion. Man himself, acting individually and collectively, has instituted every religion that ever existed or that now exists. The philosopher may observe that the rationality in the creeds of every religion of every age has corresponded to the degree of general intelligence existing in the human mind at the time of their adoption. And the creed, belief and general character of each and every religion corresponds with the supposed character of God and the supposed nature of man's relations to God at the time of its adoption. God being invisible to our sense, the human mind has idealized Him in various forms and symbols. "As children we naturally conform to the belief of the character of God, of his laws, and of our relation to him, which our parents hold and assure us is the simple, solemn truth. We are all born into our religion as we are into all other conditions and faculties which grade us in creation. It is the will of God that mankind universally should be born into the love and affection of their parents, rather than into any especial faith and belief in regard to himself. And he relies upon Mahometans, Jews, Chinese, Indians and Christians alike, to give sincerely to their children the best material and mental food they can command in all unselfish kindness. And that is just what is being done to-day in our world, has always been done, and will continue to be until the end of time. God will not interfere either to eradicate human errors or to increase human knowledge, save by and through the operation of laws fixed in the constitution of things. To man's more or less evolved intelligence at every given period of human growth is left the ascerta...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1899. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... HOW RELIGIONS GROW. VERY intelligent, conscious, human being," said Mr. Eddy, "requires and must have a religion. Man himself, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217688896

ISBN - 13:9780217688895

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