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Why I Am an Agnostic. by Robert Ingersoll
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Why I Am an Agnostic. (edition 1896)

by Robert Ingersoll

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Why I Am An Agnostic by Robert Green Ingersoll

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About the author, "Robert Green "Bob" Ingersoll (August 11, 1833-July 21, 1899) was an American lawyer, a Civil War veteran, political leader, and orator of the United States during the Golden Age of Free Thought. . .Source www.wikipedia.com This book, which was first published a little more than 120 years ago is a very thoughtful work. Quoting from page 18, "The orthodox God, when clothed in human flesh, told his disciples not to resist evil, to love their enemies, and when smitten on one cheek to turn the other, and yet we are told that this same God, with the same loving lips, uttered these heartless, these fiendish words: 'Depart ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels." In searching for what made sense to him, the author read many of the great philosophers. Voltaire was among them and on page 43 he writes about the man, "To the bar of his conscience, his reason, he summoned the barbarism and the barbarians of his time. He pronounced judgment against them all, and that judgment has been affirmed by the intelligent world. Voltaire lighted a torch and gave to others the sacred flame. The light still shines and will as long as man loves liberty and seeks for truth."
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