The Man Of The Future; An Investigation Of The Laws Which May Determine Happiness

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byAlexander Calder

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. BLIND GUIDES. It scarcely" admits of question that people in general have ceased to believe, as they once did, in what are called the great doctrinal truths of their respective creeds. It is well that this should be so. The mind is thereby in course of preparation to receive better instruction. The ground is being broken up for seed which will produce more lasting fruit. Superstitious notions are losing their hold, and men are about to emerge from the domains of imagination into those of reality. The Almighty never has left His creatures without evidence of His truth. His rules have been continually in force, and people at all times, as far as they have obeyed them, have benefited. Unhappily for mankind, the rules of the Creator are overlaid to such an extent by the inventions of men, that it is not easy to distinguish the divine from the human. Eternal realities are so mingled with earthly artificialities, that the efficacy of the first are lost sight of. Eepose is so sweet that man mistakes it for his normal condition. Duty and obedience are felt to be irksome, and in order to shirk these, our teachers have invented ways by which we may enjoy the hope of entering heaven without the fatigues attendant on the journey. Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Mahometanism, and all other forms of religion, possess a substratum of our Maker's laws. However overlaid by special doctrines distinctive of each, yet within each the rules of the Almighty exist. Man, the tyrant, has to some extent injured the claims of the Creator. Man exacts more than he ought from his fellows. But the laws of God are so well devised that, when once the mind obtains a clear perception of them, they work with a success and facility as complete as could be desired. These laws are...

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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. 1872. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II. BLIND GUIDES. It scarcely" admits of question that people in general have ceased to believe, as they once did, in ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217091520

ISBN - 13:9780217091527

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