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|Were only necessaries permitted to be purchased, men would work no more than |
was necessary for that purpose. Franklin. What man in his right ... Superstition is
but the fear of belief ; religion is the confidence. Lady Blessington. Superstition ...
|Superstition is an unreasoning fear of God ; religion consists in the pious worship |
of the gods. Ct'c. Superstition is but the fear of belief; religion is the confidence.
Lady Bless inn ton. Superstition is certainly not the characteristic of this age. Yet
some men are bigoted in politics who ... Superstition is inherent in man's nature ;
and when we think it is wholly eradicated, it takes refuge in the strangest holes
and corners, ... 15 Superstition is the only religion of which base souls are
|I have, thanks to my travels, added to my stock all the superstitions of other |
countries. I know them all now, and in any critical ... Bernhardt, Sarah Superstition
is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence. - Blessington,
|The greater the fears and superstitions of a particular people, the more they are |
likely to raise one of their deities to ... True religion arises out of true philosophy,
and while the superstitious may believe in one god, they are incapable of doing
true ... The common folk, then, believe in a particular providence, place great
confidence in their priests and religious ... These truths are only accessible
through true philosophy, as seen in the argument for design and the necessity for
a first cause.
|In general, Catholic and Protestant missionaries to India were confident that they |
were bringing the light of the gospel to banish forces of darkness. ... Only
Christianity represented true revelation and indigenous beliefs were childish
traditions of fear and superstition. ... Missionaries could articulate the core beliefs
of their religion, while adherents of Hinduism 12 D.A. DUBOIS, Letters on the
State of ...
|The pleasures of religion according to the belief of some, are confined to a few |
persons, and a very few actions; whereas, we spread ... Our system frees us
entirely from the bondage of fear and remorse; and from all that dull routine of
duties to which ... No, my brethren, they are sure sons of the faith; they believe in
no hell; they have exploded all such superstitious ... This confidence while
passing through life; this fearlessness of death does peculiar honour to our
religion; and would to ...
|confidence in the power of the sciences to dissolve religious commitment has |
often been expressed. a typical prophecy ... the process of evaporation needs
only a few more years to approach completion: 'in about 25 years almost all
religions will have ... seventeenth century when epicurean atomism was enjoying
a revival, the origins of religious belief lay in the fear and incomprehensibility of
nature's forces. as scientific knowledge replaced ignorance, superstition (and
with it religious ...
|Generally speaking, any religion or world-view is tempted to dismiss as |
superstition manifestations of a belief that conflict with its own norms or notions of
belief. ... But superstition only enters the picture when men cease trying to rise
above the categories of religion, as they must ... This can be verified by the
classical Greek and Latin texts on superstition (SetatSai(iov[a - servile fear of the
gods instead of ... This egocentrism precludes the religious confidence 1653
|I don't want to suggest that any 'belief in this (religious) sense could be not |
superstitious; while I have hoped as far as possible to avoid implicit value
judgements, it is difficult to assemble such research without misrepresenting the
nature of its ...
|To give the lie to ; to charge with falsehood : Sure there is none but fears a future |
state } And, when the most obdurate ... The theological virtue of faith, or firm
confidence of tlie truths of religion. — No man can attain belief by the bare
contemplation of heaven and earth ; for that they neither are sufficient to give us
... Superstitious prophecies are not only the Mirs of fools, but the talk sometimes
of wife men.