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Page 388 - I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Turkish church, by the Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church.
Page 389 - I trouble not myself about the manner of future existence. I content myself with believing, even to positive conviction, that the power that gave me existence is able to continue it, in any form and manner he pleases, either with or without this body ; and it appears more probable to me that I shall continue to exist hereafter, than that I should have had existence, as I now have, before that existence began.
Page 441 - Ins tell us we are in danger of invasion from the " French ; the Outs tell us that we are in danger from " the Hessians and Hanoverians : in either case, we " should arm ourselves. Get arms, and learn how to
Page 388 - Protestant church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. All national institutions of churches - whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish - appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit. I do not mean by this declaration to condemn those who believe otherwise. They have the same right to their belief as I have to mine.
Page 391 - That the moral duty of man consists in imitating the moral goodness and beneficence of God manifested in the Creation towards all his creatures. That seeing as we daily do the goodness of God to all men, it is an example calling upon all men to...
Page 292 - MAHALI dies ! o'er yonder plain • His bier is borne : the sable train By youthful virgins led : Daughters of injured Afric, say Why raise ye thus the heroic lay, Why triumph o'er the dead? No tear bedews their fixed eye : 'Tis now the hero lives...
Page 494 - MOSES then was endued with supernatural knowledge, it is no longer probable only, but absolutely certain, that the whole race of man proceeded from Iran, as from a centre, whence they migrated at first in three great colonies; and that those three branches grew from a common stock, which had been miraculously preserved in a general convulsion and inundation of this globe...
Page 183 - Her cries at the window brought up one of the carters employed by the committee for the relief of the sick. With his assistance she was delivered of a child, which died in a few minutes, as did the mother, who was utterly exhausted by her labor, by the disorder, and by the dreadful spectacle before her.