Is God The First Cause?; Also Other Miscellaneous Subjects

Paperback | January 31, 2012

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... IS GOD THE FIRST CAUSE? IN the following pages I propose dealing with a subject of vast importance, a subject that underlies all religions; indeed it may be called the foundation of every myth and form of superstition which has ever existed, down to the remotest period of the history of man. I allude to the belief in the existence of a God or Gods. I intend showing that such a belief is illogical, and opposed to reason and common sense. It is not my intention to give large quotations from learned writers upon the subject, either ancient or modern, because such would be beyond the scope and aim of the present pamphlet. I propose dealing with the subject from a commonsense point of view, and to confine myself chiefly to such thoughts and arguments as suggest themselves to me; and to view the matter principally in the light in which it is held by the generality of Christians. My principal aim and object is, to show the folly of supposing that the God which is put forward by believers of all shades and grades as being the creator of the world, is, or can be, the great first cause, and therefore is not God. Now, it appears to me at the very outset, to be quite foolish and unnecessary to go fishing, as it were, after something supernatural in order to account for the natural, to cast your eyes above and beyond nature in order to account for her existence: as though nature herself was not all sufficient. Let us honestly look at the case, and endeavor to see what this method of procedure means. If we have a problem to solve in any science--say mathematics--we should proceed to solve it according to the rules or laws which govern that science. If we cannot solve it by a simple rule, we endeavor to do so by some higher or more complex one that is known to the scien...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... IS GOD THE FIRST CAUSE? IN the following pages I propose dealing with a subject of vast importance, a subject that underlies a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217494110

ISBN - 13:9780217494113

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