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Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws

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Author: James Buchanan
Published: 1857
Language: English
Wordcount: 141,037 / 434 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.2
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 930
Added to site: 2007.01.01
mnybks.net#: 15690
Genre: Religion
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ever. For the very tenacity with which they cleave to the human mind, and their perpetual recurrence at intervals along the whole course of the world's history, show that there must be something in the wants, or at least in the weaknesses of our nature, which induces men to tolerate and even to embrace them. But the chief danger, as we conceive, lies in those new, or at least newly organized, theories that have only recently received their full development in the Inductive and Scientific pursuits which constitute the peculiar glory of modern times; and which, commencing with the era of Bacon and Descartes, and gradually matured by Newton, Leibnitz, and their successors, have at length issued in the construction of a solid fabric of Science. To Theism there is no danger in Science, in so far as it is true, for all truth is self-consistent and harmonious; but there may be much danger in the use that is made of it, or in the spirit in which it is applied. In the hands of Bacon, and Newton, and Boyle, the doctrin

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