How a Modern Atheist Found God

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byG. A. Ferguson

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... Chapter I THE GREAT TURNING-POINT THE first, and much the easier, part of my task is now done. I have tried to show how, after having received a most excellent training in the orthodox Christian faith, step by step, through a long and painful mental struggle, I drifted into the most thoroughgoing materialism and a categorical denial of the existence of God. I called myself an agnostic, but was really an atheist. I believed no longer in soul or spirit, and it naturally followed that a future life was an impossibility. I was quite certain, too, that from now I should never change. Formerly, I should have been horrified if anyone had told me that some day I should be an atheist: now I should have been immensely amused if anyone had said to me, 'You will, one day, be proclaiming the love and goodness of God from a pulpit.' I should have replied, quite sincerely and seriously, 'My dear fellow, I have quite as much chance of flying to the moon.' Not that I was ever really satisfied with my hopeless unbelief. I was not like some extraordinary people I have since met, who seemed actually to prefer annihilation to immortality, and the cast-iron laws of the unknowable Power to a heavenly Father's love and care. I never for a moment underestimated the extreme value of what I had lost. But I was naturally of a sanguine disposition; and I determined to make the most of life such as it was. There was always humanity to live for and the reward of a good conscience. So I was not unhappy, even without hope and without God in the world. And now there was to come a momentous change which gradually transformed the whole universe to me, and gave me back very much more than I had ever lost. The real, and much the harder part of my task is now about to begin. It is so much easi...

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... Chapter I THE GREAT TURNING-POINT THE first, and much the easier, part of my task is now done. I have tried to show how, after...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217933432

ISBN - 13:9780217933438

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