Flowers of Freethought

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,942 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 670
Added to site: 2009.10.07
mnybks.net#: 25486
Genre: Religion
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n, let us begin.

What would man be without fire? Would he not be a perfect barbarian? His very food, even the meat, would have to be eaten raw, and as knives and forks would be unknown, it would have to be devoured with hands and teeth. We read that the Tartar horseman will put a beefsteak under his saddle, and supple and cook it in a ten-mile ride; but we cannot all follow his example, and many would think the game was not worth the candle. But not only should we be obliged to eat our food uncooked; we should enjoy none of the blessings and comforts bestowed upon us by science, which absolutely depends on fire. Nay, our houses would be too cold to shelter us in the winter, and we should be compelled to burrow in the ground. The whole human race would have to live in tropical countries; all the temperate regions would be deserted; and as it is in the temperate regions that civilisation reaches its highest and most permanent developments, the world would be reduced to a condition of barbarism if not of

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2012.05.15
Martyn Chandley
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The author of this book clearly had an agenda and remained trapped in his anti-christian dogma and prejudices. He derides Christian theology without providing any reasoned exposition of why he has reached that position. It\'s just a collection of anti-christian diatribes which exhibit little freethought but only the authors own prejudices.">I came to this book with an open mind looking forward to reasoned discourse. Instead, I found a diatribe aimed only at Christianity.

Freethinking is about rational analysis using logic, facts, science and reason to derive rational conclusions and expositions on subjects. To quote Wikipedia
\"Thus, freethinkers strive to build their opinions on the basis of facts, scientific inquiry, and logical principles, independent of any logical fallacies or the intellectually limiting effects of authority, confirmation bias, cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture, prejudice, sectarianism, tradition, urban legend, and all other dogmas. Regarding religion, freethinkers hold that there is insufficient evidence to support the existence of supernatural phenomena\"

The author of this book clearly had an agenda and remained trapped in his anti-christian dogma and prejudices. He derides Christian theology without providing any reasoned exposition of why he has reached that position. It\'s just a collection of anti-christian diatribes which exhibit little freethought but only the authors own prejudices.


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