A Doubter's Doubts about Science and Religion
by Robert Anderson (9781459016279)

A Doubter's Doubts about Science and Religion
Robert Anderson
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 40
Category: History & Theory
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781459016279
ISBN-10: 1459016270

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER V. SCEPTICISM is " not a permanent resting-place for human reason." The knowledge that there is bad money in circulation does not make us fling our purse into the gutter, or refuse to replenish it when empty. The sceptic tries a coin before accepting it, but when once he puts it in his pocket, his appreciation of it is, for that very reason, all the more intelligent avrid fuil A convinced ' doubter makes the best believer. With an open rtii'nd and fmwaverJn'g- confidence the true sceptic acknowledges a personal God, " the beneficent Creator of the universe." And in no grudging spirit, but honestly and fully, he will own the obligationsand relationships which this involves. Religion is implied in the acknowledgment of God. And further, this acknowledgment removes every a priori objection to the idea of a revelation. Some perhaps might urge that it creates a positive presumption in its favour. If, indeed, we are the offspring of a " beneficent Creator," is it not improbable that, in .a world so darkened by sorrow and doubt, He would leave us without guidance, and without light as to our destiny ? At all events, our belief in God makes it incumbent on us to examine any alleged revelation which is presented to us with reasonable credentials. If some one bring flje haVjpiujpGFtS;. .to; fc.e: 3. message or letter of the brother; " but if I possess an unknown lost brother, I cannot refuse to receive the communication, and to test its claims on my attention. But here we must keep our heads. There from, "njy. brother, . I may-. dispose, ., . "'"";; ." ." '"i ' Matter By.answeriijg, " I rhave no b is no sphere in which the functions of the constable are more needed. The existence of a lost brother is no reason for sheltering impostors. Our belief in Go...

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