The Greyson Letters; Selections From The Correspondence Of R. E. H. Greyson, Esq. [pseud.]

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byHenry Rogers

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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.1857 Excerpt: ... (if that be possible) as they are; hence again the hapless Deity cannot create such a world as can convince the Atheist--cannot make Himself known. Once more;--"If there be an Infinite Being," says another, "a finite mind cannot comprehend Him; and if there be an infinite Spirit, a mind that receives its conceptions only through material symbols can never come in contact with Him!" Thus God cannot come out of His prison--for such it is--His prison of infinite and eternal essence! Who but must admire the ways in which Atheism can not only prove that there is no God, but that if there be one--it comes to exactly the same thing, for he can never certify us of His existence? Yours truly, r. E. H. G. LETTER CX. TO TUE SAME. Nov. 12, 1851 My Dear Tom, Your last letter would have been most amusing, had not the subject been so painful. Your description of your young fellow-student's paradoxes is very racy, and shows that you have talents far too good to be thrown away on Atheism. Never did I see a more grotesque monster in logic than the fright of a theory you have portrayed. As Stillingfleet said of another theory--" It is like the bird of Athens, all face and feathers!" However, you may thank him for conceding that though the argument for a God from "Design" is, in his sage judgment, "worthless," the infinite probability from induction,--from the facts of past experience,--is, that the generality of mankind will never see it to be such; so that the Atheist's "occupation" is "gone," or his work must be ever doing, never done! Thus Atheists, though doubtless constituting, according to his estimate, the intellectual elite, the aristocracy of humanity, must continue to be what they ever have been, a very minute fraction of the species. I shall not expatiate on the mo...

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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.1857 Excerpt: ... (if that be possible) as they are; hence again the hapless Deity cannot create such a world as can convince the Atheist--cannot ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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