The Flaming Meteor; Poetical Works Of Will Hubbard-kernan

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byWill Hubbard- Kernan

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... AGNOSTIC ARGUMENTS All things are unreal, or probably all things are unreal; and that is agnosticism.--Huxley. AGNOSTICISM Agnostic: Let others bow at marble shrine Within the white cathedral's calm, And sing the penitential psalm, And quaff the red communion-wine; But never to your unseen King Will my proud spirit bend the knee Until with mortal eyes I see An angel hovering on the wing, Or hear a melody divine Down-ringing through the purple skies, Or see the fronded palms that rise Where heaven's hills are said to shine. Priest: Vain child! Vain, boastful child! The day That comes to all will come to thee, And thou wilt quickly summon me For thy blind, struggling soul to pray. Agnostic: Your God has said his law shall be Fixed and inflexible--shall last Until the endless end is past,' And yet you boldly hint to me That when my light of life shall burn Low in the socket, by a strange And priestly power you may change Fulfillment of his laws eterne. Priest: Nay, nay! Not I. But if a soul Repents of folly, sin and crime, Though hovering on the verge of time, God may relent and make it whole. Agnostic: He may? So his decrees divine Are what he says they are not? He May alter them for you or me At a weak word of yours or mine? Priest: Thy quibble, sir, is crude and trite--Agnostic:--But never has been answered yet; Pray clear it up, and you shall get A guinea for your church to-night. Priest: It was not meant that he should make His seeming inconsistency Consistent unto thee or me--Agnostic:--A most convenient cut to take! Priest: Rash one! O, rash, misguided one! Thy scoffing stings me for thy sake, Thou must thy peace with heaven make, Or be forevermore undone! Agnostic: O, Justice! Mercy! Love and Truth! You say I must believe or be Tormented through eter...

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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. 1892. Excerpt: ... AGNOSTIC ARGUMENTS All things are unreal, or probably all things are unreal; and that is agnosticism.--Huxley. AGNOSTICISM Agn...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217294502

ISBN - 13:9780217294508

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