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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 Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - Intellect - 1849 - 132 pages
...atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's miud to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's...minds about to religion ; for, while the mind of man locketh upon the second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther ; but when...
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The National Preacher, Volumes 23-24

Religion - 1849
...very case : — ." A little philosophy inclineth a man to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringetli 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 when it beholdeth the...
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Works, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...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 Delivered Before the Young Men's Christian Association, 1845-1846 ...

Christianity - 1858
...life to defame it ; and Bacon, I believe, expresses the most general cause of unbelief when he says, " A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." I invite any among you, who may be perplexed by honest doubts, to study the Evidences in a candid spirit,...
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The Calcutta Review, Volume 14

India - 1850
...their actings in regard to Theism : — " It is true that a little philosophy inclineth men's minds to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion." It is very interesting to notice the uniformity with which this process has been described with respect...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that -J: brirtgeth men's minds about to religion ;* for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered,...
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The Monthly Religious Magazine, Volume 6; Volume 8

Unitarianism - 1851
...dangerous thing," not full and deep learning. Bacon, in his Essay on Atheism, says: "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...
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Tait's Edinburgh Magazine

William Tait, Christian Isobel Johnstone - 1851
...presume, a philosopher ; but let him remember that one of the wisest amid them all lays down that " a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to reason." We speak in terms, not of suspicion, but friendly warning. Mr. Nisbet muet bear the blame...
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The natural history of infidelity and superstition in contrast with ...

Joseph Esmond Riddle - Faith - 1852
...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 further ; but when it beholdeth the...
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The Homilist; or, The pulpit for the people, conducted by D ..., Volume 2

David Thomas
...therefore, God never wrought miracles to convince it. It is true that a little philosophy inclineth men to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's...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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