By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll by means of the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first statement from the pulpit. And, regardless of their unanimous rejection, his phrases continue to exist via at the present time. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and a bit of smug for he felt it was once his goal to deliver the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra sensible realm. Deemed as being written thousands of years after the very fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of folks stories that have been passed down via a handful of people that, for his or her personal team spirit and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll bargains no medical facts that his statements have validity (other than basic good judgment) he asks the questions that experience brought on the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo although Darwin through...
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Did Christ think that the money belonged to Caesar because his image and superscription were stamped upon it? Did the penny belong to Caesar or to the man who had earned it? Had Caesar the right to demand it because it was adorned with his image? Does it appear from this conversation that Christ understood the real nature and use of money? Can we now say that Christ was the greatest of philosophers? IX IS CHRIST OUR EXAMPLE? He never said a word in favor of education. He never even hinted at the existence of any science.
Only the insane could give or follow this advice. Think not I come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother. If this is true, how much better it would have been had he remained away. Is it possible that he who said, "Resist not evil," came to bring a sword? That he who said, "Love your enemies," came to destroy the peace of the world? To set father against son, and daughter against father -- what a glorious mission!
There are prayers for forgiveness and revenge. In the literature of the world there is nothing more heartless, more infamous, than the 109th Psalm. In the Proverbs there is much shrewdness, many pithy and prudent maxims, many wise sayings. The same ideas are expressed in many ways -- the wisdom of economy and silence, the dangers of vanity and idleness. Some are trivial, some are foolish, and many are wise. These proverbs are not generous -- not altruistic. Sayings to the same effect are found among all nations.
About the Holy Bible by Robert G. Ingersoll