Man And The Two Worlds; A Layman's Idea Of God by William Frederick DixMan And The Two Worlds; A Layman's Idea Of God by William Frederick Dix

Man And The Two Worlds; A Layman's Idea Of God

byWilliam Frederick Dix

Paperback | January 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MAN AND THE TWO WORLDS A Layman's Idea of God « CHAPTER I NYONE of an inquiring type of mind cannot but be fascinated by certain problems of life which have never been, and which, perhaps, never can be, explained. Yet, the more one thinks about them the more alluring they become. One always has the feeling that he may at least solve some phases of them to his own satisfaction. The idea of God is surely the most absorbing of all. The creation of the universe, the reason for its existence, the purpose of our own human lives, the question of personal immortality, are problems which men have been wondering about ever since they began to think. Science has never solved these problems, theology claims to have done so, but has presented arguments and assertions rather than proofs, and philosophy merely advances theories which may or may not appeal to one. The scientist is, perhaps, wiser than the theologian or the philosopher in that he does not attempt to explain anything except on a basis of fact. He is content with that which can be reasonably proved. The theologian attempts to compel belief in his theories by dogmatic statements which he claims it is impious to question. He conjures up a state of mind which he calls "faith," endues it with mystical qualities to appeal to one's sense of romance or fear or longing for peace of mind, and then demands that the layman shall subordinate his reason to his emotions in order to acquire this purely artificial attitude. This method of the theologian does not appeal to one who is not satisfied to have his thinking done for him by another. The philosopher appeals to one's reason, but the reasoning qualities of human minds are so diversified that what seems reasonable to one type seems unreasonable to another. No t...
Title:Man And The Two Worlds; A Layman's Idea Of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217862101

ISBN - 13:9780217862103