Mistakes Of Modern Infidels; Or Evidences Of Christianity, Comprising A Complete Refutation Of Col…

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byGeorge R. Northgraves

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... so low as the Infidel High-Priests, the New-York propagandists of Infidelity, whose bare-faced propagandism also of immorality, obliged the United States government to step in to arrest their proceedings. Neither is it seemly on the part of Colonel Ingersoll to accuse the "theological people" of mercenary motives, as if this humanitarian gentleman, for so it seems he would wish to be styled, "quartered" not himself upon many honest and industrious people when he delivered his lectures, whether at the rate of $25,000 per annum, or 50 cents a head for admission. But is the character of the clergy, as Colonel Ingersoll has painted it, correct? He describes them as charmers, impostors, etc., who have taken to, their office for sake of lucre. I do not deny that there have been sad cases of depravity among the priesthood, that from time to time there have been great scandals, the consequences of which have been deplorable. But does this show universal corruption? Are we to judge all by the wickedness of comparatively few, especially as we know that the abuses were always condemned by the Supreme authority of the Church? Is there nothing to admire in the noble fortitude and zeal of hundreds of thousands of holy priests who were martyred for the truth during the first three centuries of the Christian era? Is there to be only censure for the clergy of the llth century to whom, chiefly, was due the peaceful revolution known as the "Truce of God," by means of which the barbarous character of war was permanently changed so as to be waged thereafter, more in accordance with the laws of humanity and religion? Was it for the sake of lucre that in the 13th century the friars taught patience to the oppressed serfs of Europe by their own example of voluntary poverty? Is it...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... so low as the Infidel High-Priests, the New-York propagandists of Infidelity, whose bare-faced propagandism also of immorality...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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