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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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The essays, or Counsels, civil & moral, with a table of the colours of good ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1680
...true, that a little Philofophy inclineth Mans mind to Atheifmjbut depth in Philofophy bringeth Mens minds about to Religion. For while the mind of Man looketh upon fecond Caufes fcattered, it mayfometimes reft in them, and go no further: but when itbeholdeth the...
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A Plea for Religion and the Sacred Writings: Addressed to the Disciples of ...

David Simpson - Age of reason - 1803 - 351 pages
...always been incapable of such conduct. What Lord BACON* saith of Atheism is equally true of Deism : " A " little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism,...philosophy, bringeth men's minds about to " Religion." Our great moral Poet ', too, will teach us the same lesson : " A lirle learning is a dangerous thing...
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A sketch of the denominations of the Christian world

John Evans - Religions - 1807 - 272 pages
...remedy for insanity. Lord Bacon, in his Essays, justly remarks, that "A little philosophy inclineth a man's mind to Atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth...men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind of maa looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them and go no farther : but when it beholdeth...
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A sketch of the denominations of the Christian world

John Evans - 1808
...remedy for insanity. Lord Bacon, in his Essays, justly 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 hcholdeth the chain of...
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Guy's Pocket Cyclopaedia: Or Miscellany of Useful Knowledge, from the Best ...

Joseph Guy - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1810 - 524 pages
...occurs in the New Testament, without God in the world. Lord Bacon, in his essays, justly remarks, " That a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism,...religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may rest in them and go no further. But when it beholdeth the chain of...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1810
...scriptures, by his frequent allusions to them, and citations from them. His noted axiom was, " That a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to Atheism...philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion ;" and he placed theology at the head of all learning, at the highest perfection and attainment of...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...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, Moral, Economical, and Political

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1812 - 295 pages
...never wrought miracles 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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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 2

Dugald Stewart - Digital images - 1814
...than that this universal frame is without a mind < It is true that a little philo" sophy inclincth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth...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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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 24

New Church gen. confer - 1877
...conclusions. Lord Bacon, who had a marvellous power of seeing through and round a subject, once said : "A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism ; but depth in philosophy bringeth man's mind to religion." Perhaps nothing sounder or truer was ever said, and it certainly seems a severe...
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