The Bible And Reason Against Atheism; In A Series Of Letters To A Friend

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byMartin Luther Edwards

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... LETTBB IIL Methods that Should be Avoided--The Different Moods of Nature--Antiquity of the Bible, and of Sin and the Devil--The Parentage of Jesus--Tyranny--Inspiration--Could Jesus have been Born without a Natural Father?--The First Man--the First Oak Tree--The Bible Scripts a Fraud--Christ Wrote Nothing--Tradition--Christ the Reputed Founder of Christianity--Some bad Christians--The Fight of the first Christians against Paganism--The Golden Rule--The Main Question--The Unanimity of the Father s Friend G.:--I have received and carefully read yours of Dscember, 1874, and proceed to respond to it. You will allow me to indicate two or three particulars in which I am compelled to think you do not treat the subject of our correspondence quite as you should. 1. I had a right to presume, when you first addressed me, that your desire was not mere controversy, but to elicit the truth. This should be our mutual aim. It seems to me that your resort, so largely, to caricature and ridicule, does not quite comport with such aim. 2. You assume that I have said or believe certain things--particularly that the Bible is the word of God, and inspired--and proceed to combat them. Having inquired my views, you should wait until I state them. I have not said that the Bible is the word of God, or inspired; nor have I said the contrary. I quote from your last as follows: "Of course, all people and all books are inspired in one sense; but the Bible is claimed to be divinely inspired, because it is the word of God. Now, right here, is our point of difference,--you claiming it to be the word of God, and I that it is no more the word of God than is 'Rollin's Ancient History,' or last year's almanac. Indeed, we might claim that these are all the words of God. Let us now understand, ...

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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. 1881. Excerpt: ... LETTBB IIL Methods that Should be Avoided--The Different Moods of Nature--Antiquity of the Bible, and of Sin and the Devil--Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217278183

ISBN - 13:9780217278188

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