His assassins understood justice better. There shall be no misery, no pain, no fear. He desireth not the death of a sinner; he makes the sun to shine upon the just and unjust.
Philosophy will never be understood if we approach the study of its mysteries with so narrow and illiberal conceptions of its universality. How far such a doctrine, in its ordinary sense, may be philosophically true, or how far Jesus Christ intentionally availed himself of a metaphor easily understood, is foreign to the subject to consider.
Whosoever is no deceiver or destroyer of his fellow men—no liar, no flatterer, no murderer may walk among his species, deriving, from the communion with all which they contain of beautiful or of majestic, some intercourse with the Universal God.
THE Being who has influenced in the most memorable manner the opinions and the fortunes of the human species, is Jesus Christ. His own selfish and narrow nature necessitated the sacrifices they made.
The peculiar circumstances attendant on the conception of God casting sinners to burn in Hell for ever, combine to render that conception the most perfect specimen of the greatest imaginable crime.
He tramples upon all received opinions, on all the cherished luxuries and superstitions of mankind. It is not too much to assert that they have been the doctrines of every just and compassionate mind that ever speculated on the social nature of man.
They have left sufficiently clear indications of the genuine character of Jesus Christ to rescue it for ever from the imputations cast upon it by their ignorance and fanaticism.
This much is certain, that Jesus Christ represents God as the fountain of all goodness, the eternal enemy of pain and evil, the uniform and unchanging motive of the salutary operations of the material world.
By rendering yourselves thus worthy, ye will be as free in your imaginations as the swift and many-coloured fowls of the air, and as beautiful in pure simplicity as the lilies of the field.
Human life, with all its unreal ills and transitory hopes, is as a dream, which departs before the dawn, leaving no trace of its evanescent lines. Pain had been inflicted; therefore, pain should be inflicted in return. They have undoubtedly, in every case, from the instability of their foundation, failed.
They should do these things not first from loyalty to society, but from loyalty to God. Fame, power, and gold, are loved for their own sakes—are worshipped with a blind, habitual idolatry. Jesus Christ did what every other reformer who has produced any considerable effect upon the world has done.
He warns them that no man can serve two masters—God and Mammon; that it is impossible at once to be highminded and just and wise, and to comply with the accustomed forms of human society, seek power, wealth, or empire, either from the idolatry of habit, or as the direct instruments of sensual gratification.Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.
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