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Atheism Among the People

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Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 9,817 / 36 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 45
LoC Categories: BL, BS
Downloads: 1,960
Added to site: 2008.05.06
mnybks.net#: 20766
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Religion, Essays
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ment of the strongest, the despotism of the sword, the divinity of the cannon,--that last resort of anarchy, which is at once the remedy and the death of nations without God!

Now has not this weakening of the sentiment of God in the soul of the People been, from year to year, from century to century, indeed, I might say, the most discouraging and threatening symptom, in the eyes of those who desire the progress of their race, who aspire to the moral perfection of the human spirit, who hope in Republican institutions, who love the People, who wish to cultivate their reason, who desire that the People should understand themselves, respect themselves, and, finally, by their enlightenment, their conscientiousness, their moderation and virtue, give the lie to those who declare them in a state of perpetual infancy, perpetual madness, or perpetual weakness?

Yes, this is but too true: men have been blotting out God, for a century past, from the souls of the People, and more especially in latter years. T

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