The Gods

The Gods

Robert G. Ingersoll / Feb 29, 2020

The Gods Every culture has its gods According to Ingersoll every culture has failed to develop properly in moral and spiritual ways mainly because the gods of man were made by man They originally appeared wi

  • Title: The Gods
  • Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
  • ISBN: 9781585093168
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every culture has its gods According to Ingersoll, every culture has failed to develop properly in moral and spiritual ways, mainly because the gods of man were made by man They originally appeared within our flawed minds, and therefore resemble their flawed creators The Gods cannot rescue us when they, like us, are in a constant battle for recognition and supremacy,Every culture has its gods According to Ingersoll, every culture has failed to develop properly in moral and spiritual ways, mainly because the gods of man were made by man They originally appeared within our flawed minds, and therefore resemble their flawed creators The Gods cannot rescue us when they, like us, are in a constant battle for recognition and supremacy, either among themselves or with the gods of other religions This book will make you think about the nature of deity and will challenge your critical thinking skills The author continually brings to our attention the nagging feeling that something is not right, especially as it relates to what we have been traditionally taught Many of his arguments are strong and compelling, while others may be challenged and debated through deeper examination Whatever the case, this is an insightful book that is well worth exploring.

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      • Robert G. Ingersoll

        On August 11, 1833, was born the greatest and noblest of the Western World an immense personality, unique, lovable, sublime the peerless orator of all time, and as true a poet as Nature ever held in tender clasp upon her loving breast, and, in words coined for the chosen few, told of the joys and sorrows, hopes, dreams, and fears of universal life a patriot whose golden words and deathless deeds were worthy of the Great Republic a philanthropist, real and genuine a philosopher whose central theme was human love, who placed the holy hearth of home higher than the altar of any god an iconoclast, a builder a reformer, perfectly poised, absolutely honest, and as fearless as truth itself the most aggressive and formidable foe of superstition the most valiant champion of reason Robert G Ingersoll Herman E KittredgeRobert Green Ingersoll, who became the best known advocate of freethought in the 19th century, was born in Dresden, N.Y The son of an impoverished itinerant pastor, he later recalled his formative church experiences The minister asked us if we knew that we all deserved to go to hell, and we all answered yes Then we were asked if we would be willing to go to hell if it was God s will, and every little liar shouted Yes He became an attorney by apprenticeship, and a colonel in the Civil War, fighting in the Battle of Shiloh In 1867, Ingersoll was appointed Illinois first Attorney General His political career was cut short by his refusal to halt his controversial lectures, but he achieved national political fame for his thrilling nomination speech for James G Blaine for president at the national convention of the Republican Party in 1876 Ingersoll was good friends with three U.S presidents The distinguished attorney was known and admired by most of the leading progressives and thinkers of his day.Ingersoll traveled the continent for 30 years, speaking to capacity audiences, once attracting 50,000 people to a lecture in Chicago 40,000 too many for the Exposition Center His repertoire included 3 to 4 hour lectures on Shakespeare, Voltaire and Burns, but the largest crowds turned out to hear him denounce the bible and religion He initially settled in Peoria, Illinois, then in Washington, D.C where he successfully defended falsely accused men in the Star Route scandal, the most famous political trial of the 19th century Religious rumors against Ingersoll abounded One had it that Ingersoll s son was a drunkard who than once had to be carried away from the table Ingersoll wrote It is not true that intoxicating beverages are served at my table It is not true that my son ever was drunk It is not true that he had to be carried away from the table Besides, I have no son During the Civil War he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 11th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, and was captured near Corinth, Mississippi Although soon released, he still made time to treat his Confederate captors to a rousing anti slavery speech.He hoped for but was never awarded a Cabinet post The Republicans were afraid of his unorthodox religious views He was told that he could progress politically if he hid his religious views, but Ingersoll refused on the charge that withholding information from the public would be immoral.He strongly advocated equal rights for blacks and women He defended Susan B Anthony from hecklers when she spoke in Peoria when every hotel in the city refused to house Frederick Douglass, he welcomed him into his home.More ffrf news day dayitems itfidels library historicabertgreeningersoll 8 2 positiveatheism tochinilosopedia indexpenpedia wiki Robert_G


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