By Robert G. Ingersoll
The phrases 'blasphemy', 'evil' and 'pagan' have been hurled at Robert Ingersoll by way of the prepared Christian Church from the instant he made his first assertion from the pulpit. And, despite their unanimous rejection, his phrases continue to exist via this present day. As proven during this textual content his prose was once terse, biting, slicing and a little smug for he felt it used to be his function to convey the sacred scriptures into the glare of a extra reasonable realm. Deemed as being written hundreds of thousands of years after the actual fact, he observed the Bible as being not anything greater than an exhaggerated sequence of folks stories that have been passed down by means of a handful of people that, for his or her personal harmony and value, self-proclaimed themselves as being 'God's selected ones'. whereas Mr. Ingersoll deals no medical facts that his statements have validity (other than easy good judgment) he asks the questions that experience prompted the doubt and anger that religionists have repressed during the centuries. From Galileo even though Darwin through...
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Millions assert that the philosophy of Christ is perfect -- that he was the wisest that ever uttered speech. Let us see: Resist not evil. If smitten on one cheek turn the other. Is there any philosophy, any wisdom in this? Christ takes from goodness, from virtue, from the truth, the right of self-defence. Vice becomes the master of the world, and the good become the victims of the infamous. No man has the right to protect himself, his property, his wife and children. Government becomes impossible, and the world is at the mercy of criminals.
As to the Ascension, the gospels do not agree. Mark gives the last conversation that Christ had with his disciples, as follows: "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick and they shall recover.
A footstool that turns over at the rate of a thousand miles an hour, and sweeps through space at the rate of over a thousand miles a minute! Where did Christ think heaven was? Why was Jerusalem a holy city? Was it because the inhabitants were ignorant, crud and superstitious? If any man will sue thee at the law and take away thy coat let him have thy cloak also. Is there any philosophy, any good sense, in that commandment? " Only the insane could give or follow this advice. Think not I come to send peace on earth.