Lute Taylor's Chip Basket; Being Choice Selections From The Lectures, Essays, Addresses, Editorials…

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byLute A. Taylor

not yet rated|write a review
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.1874 Excerpt: ... RELIGIOUS PROFESSORS. There have been several instances, recently, in which clergymen deflected from the strict line of manly and ministerial propriety, and each instance has been seized upon by the rapacious reporters of sensation sheets, and magnified into an importance totally disproportionate to the offense. We do not so much care for this as for the covert sneers at religion itself which are introduced into these articles--the inference drawn that because of these transgressions the Christian religion is impotent and powerless to restrain the passions and purify the life. This habit of judging a cause by the exceptional case of one of its professed followers is not confined to reporters alone, but it is unjust, illogical and absurd. It is also true that people generally expect too great results to follow from a public profession of a Christian faith and practice. They demand of every "member of the church " a uniform piety and an equally blameless life. Now, in the nature of things, this expectation cannot be realized. Religion is simply a certain power--a moral force--and its effect upon any person is limited, and determined to a great extent by the character of the person upon whom it acts. To the man or woman of genial and sunny spirit, of frank and generous and noble nature, religion adds a grace almost divine in its unmatched beauty; but upon the man or woman with a naturally sour and cynical disposition, with coarse, uncomfortable manners and perverted instincts, the same power of religion acts only as a restraint--mitigating what else were altogether unlovely into a condition of comparative tolerableness. If you apply an equal amount of sugar to a dish of strawberries and a plate of salad, the taste of the two will not be similar, and so the sam...

Pricing and Purchase Info

$27.95

Out of stock online

From the Publisher

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.1874 Excerpt: ... RELIGIOUS PROFESSORS. There have been several instances, recently, in which clergymen deflected from the strict line of manly an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217964575

ISBN - 13:9780217964579

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Lute Taylor's Chip Basket; Being Choice Selections From The Lectures, Essays, Addresses, Editorials, And Public And Social Correspondence Of Lute A. T

Reviews