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" It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For, while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no further, but,... "
Anti-theistic Theories: Being the Baird Lecture for 1877 - Page 76
by Robert Flint - 1879 - 555 pages
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A Popular View of Atheism

James Davies - Atheism - 1835 - 117 pages
...objection possessed validity, Lord Bacon's maxim must be reversed, namely, "A little philosophy inclinetlt man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." " But, " It was produced by fear." This is a very old atheistical device, to evade an insurmountable...
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The Religious Creeds and Statistics of Every Christian Denomination in the ...

John Hayward - Church statistics - 1836 - 156 pages
...nothing without a clear demonstration of it." Lord Bacon remarks, that " a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to Atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...religion : for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of...
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Illustrations of Human Life, Volume 1

Robert Plumer Ward - 1837
...agreeable. It will amply make good the observation of Bacon, that ' a little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth...to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the...
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Gems of genius; or, Words of the wise: a collection of the most pointed ...

Andrew Steinmetz - 1838
...never wrought a miracle to convince Atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism,...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the...
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The Works of Lord Bacon: With an Introductory Essay, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1838
...never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism...religion : for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...to religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the...
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Lectures Against Socialism: Delivered Under the Direction of the Committee ...

London City Mission - Christian socialism - 1840
...and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism;...to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther: but when it beholdeth the...
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Evans's Sketch of the Various Denominations of the Christian World: And of ...

John Evans, James Hews Bransby - Atheism - 1841 - 365 pages
...true remedy for insanity. Lord Bacon, in his Essays, remarks, that " A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of...
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The Book of Religions: Comprising the Views, Creeds, Sentiments, Or Opinions ...

John Hayward - Christian biography - 1842 - 432 pages
...nothing without a clear demonstration of it." Lord Bacon remarks, that " A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to Atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...religion ; for, while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them, and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of...
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An Enquiry Into the Principles of Human Happiness and Human Duty: In Two Books

George Ramsay - Ethics - 1843 - 554 pages
...knowledge ; and Bacon's remark on Atheism is also applicable to pride. " It is true," says he, " that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism,...Religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further : but when it beholdeth the...
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