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The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 of 12: Happiness Is the Only Good, Reason the Only Torch, Justice the Only Worship, Humanity the Only Religion and Love the Only Priest (Classic Reprint)

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Pages: 636

Language: English

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Publisher: Forgotten Books (27 Sept. 2015)

By: Robert Green Ingersoll (Author)

Excerpt from The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 of 12: Happiness Is the Only Good, Reason the Only Torch, Justice the Only Worship, Humanity the Only Religion and Love the Only Priest

Question. Colonel, are your views of religion based upon the Bible?

Answer. I regard the Bible, especially the Old Testament, the same as I do most other ancient books, in which there is some truth, a great deal of error, considerable barbarism and a most plentiful lack of good sense.

Question. Have you found any other work, sacred or profane, which you regard as more reliable?

Answer.I know of no book less so, in my judgement.

Question. You have studied the Bible attentively, have you not?

Answer. I have read the Bible. I have I have heard it talked about a good deal, and am sufficiently well acquainted with it to justify my own mind in utterly rejecting all claims made for its divine origin.

Question. What do you base your views upon?

Answer. On reason, observation, experience, upon the discoveries in science, upon observed facts and the analogies properly growing out of such facts. I have no confidence in anything pretending to be outside, or independent of, or in any manner above nature.

Question. According to your views, what disposition is made of man after death?

Answer. Upon that subject I know nothing. It is no more wonderful that man should live again than that he now lives: upon that question I know of no evidence.

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