Recueil de ma vie, mes ouvrages et mes pensées: opuscule philosophique

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Ve A. Stapleaux, 1836 - 126 pages
 

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Page 58 - Soll ich mein letztes End und ersten Anfang finden, So muß ich mich in Gott und Gott in mir ergründen. Und werden das, was er: ich muß ein Schein im Schein, Ich muß ein Wort im Wort, ein Gott im Gotte sein.
Page 58 - Good, to whom all things ill Are but as slavish officers of vengeance, Would send a glistering guardian, if need were, To keep my life and honour unassailed...
Page 95 - I am not singular,' said Shelley to me one day, walking by Newgate, 'in disbelieving in Christianity; I am only singular in confessing it. Do you think if men really believed in the doctrines of the Sermon on the Mount they would hang their fellow creatures for stealing something from a dwelling-house to keep a family of children from starving, or send a soul to howl for ever in the regions of the damned, according to their...
Page 98 - Such appears to have been the design of those well-known lines of POPE — " For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight : His can't be wrong, whose life is in the right.
Page 96 - Father in mercy, forgiveness, and in all goodness; that they should do to others as they would that others should do to them...
Page 96 - ... they would that others should do to them? What has been the object of the crusades of old, in times of ascetic Christianity, but the plunder of Oriental riches; and what is modern merchandise in the west but the traffic in human blood; the Christian scourging the negroes at his work, and canting about carrying his own cross on his back ! No; let me hide my head from the world in honest infidelity, and dwelling amidst the beauties of Nature still hope that there may be a God of justice ! ' " —...
Page 95 - ... it. Do you think if men really believed in the doctrines of the Sermon on the Mount they would hang their fellow creatures for stealing something from a dwelling-house to keep a family of children from starving, or send a soul to howl for ever in the regions of the damned, according to their professed belief, merely for forging a draft ; or would attend bullbaitings, cockfights, and brothels of young women seduced away from the comforts of their homes, and now working their own perdition here...
Page 110 - The truth is, the Protestant Reformation' in England was a revolution which getting suddenly warped by interested people and also by fanatics operated in favour of riches and hypocrisy, and one which shut the poor man out of every innocent enjoyment of life , v. ii ii which the old Catholic Chureh had amply provided him.

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