Thoughts on religion and morality; the existence of God, His character and relations to humanity…

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byJames Eddy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND---PREFATORY NOTES. Born in 1806,1 am now an old man, the eleventh of twelve children. My parents have long since passed away, and I, in my eighty-second year, am the only remaining child of their union. I loved my Mother; what she instilled into my mind as the truth I accepted as such; and all she taught, and all James Wilson our Minister taught from the pulpit, was endorsed by my Father; and being a susceptible child what is called religious truth was deeply impressed on my mind. My parents were poor, industrious, honest and respectable. For sixty years of their long lives they were members of the Congregational Church in Providence. They were sincere and full of Christian faith, anil taught me to believe as they did. So that in a sense I was born an Orthodox Christian boy, and for many years I was as true as steel, as a child ought to be when taught by loving parents, to the tenets and principles of religion held by thein. Later on in youth I began to think for myself in matters of religion; and continued reflection gradually modified these inherited views essentially. My mind has especially dwelt upon religious subjects during the latter part of my life, and now that I am "living upon borrowed time," I feel a great desire before leaving this world to present to others some of my ideas upon Religion and Morality. It is not so important to my mind that my views be accepted, as that I should conscientiously perform my duty in presenting them to my fellow creatures. For however small our taper of light may be, we are not justified in hiding it; and believing sincerely that my convictions are true, I feel I should share them with others. I believe that if the ideas of Religion which fill my mind were generally adopted,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND---PREFATORY NOTES. Born in 1806,1 am now an old man, the eleventh of twelve children. My ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021740572X

ISBN - 13:9780217405720

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