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Men, Women, and Gods

And Other Lectures

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Published: 1885
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,331 / 177 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,269
Added to site: 2009.10.07
mnybks.net#: 25489
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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that she can be happy in heaven, with her children in hell--in everlasting torment--strikes at the very roots of family affection. It makes the human heart a stone. Love that means no more than that, is not love at all. No heart that has ever loved can see the object of its affection in pain and itself be happy. The thing is impossible. Any religion that can make that possible is more to be dreaded than war or famine or pestilence or death. It would eat out all that is great and beautiful and good in this life. It would make life a mockery and love a curse.

I once knew a case myself, where an eldest son who was an unbeliever died. He had been a kind son and a good man. He had shielded his widowed mother from every hardship. He had tried to lighten her pain and relieve her loneliness. He had worked early and late to keep her comfortable and happy. When he died she was heartbroken. It seemed to her more than she could bear. As she sat and gazed at his dear face in a transport of grief, the door opened a

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