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believe peculiar faith anything else, than the deepest curse of the world. Who cannot see the difference, while reason and truth regulate religion, sophistry and falsehood intrigue for peculiar faith! The bible of tradition speaks of particular prophecies; do we actually know the lineage of the nations of the world, by any such authority? Who will endorse it as worth the reading 1 A few cities are spoken of, but where are the cities of the world 7 Real prophecy would have embraced cities, buried for thousands of years under their rubbish. Are there not several ancient cities, that have been traccless as to their ruins? Did not general causes operate on them 1 What is there of Egypt, that is uncommon to most of the countries of antiquity f It is Prada Outlet Store no worse than might be expected of uncivilized countries, however the Jews might have inveighed against it and eastern cities, by feelings of intense enmity for past captivities. Is it still tributary and subject to strangers? Is that true 1 It has its own sovereign, and that proves a high position for that country. What was such prophecy worth? To gratify the malignant feelings of the Jews? What have the moderns to do therewith * But how much of the prophecy is left to conjecture and speculation of an ignorant posterity? What is all such worth? The affiliated have to help out the pretences. There is prophecy, as supposed, against the Roman church. What is there against the Greek church, that is equally guilty 1 Against Grand Laraaism, their prototypes? All such tends to beget a curious and restless spirit of superstition, to carry out by Millerism, and other absurd notions, the fulfilment of pretences all false. Is mind so weak, as to be imposed upon forever by written superstitious legends, when the original pagan oracles have passed off the Prada Outlet Online stage of action? All bibles of tradition, the work of false pretences forever by the necessity of then nature, are run into the pretended mystery and power of a peculiar God, to escape the conviction that natural phenomena do not admit of miracles. The sophistry is to make the vulgar wonder, responsible for miracles. The veracity of the God is affected to be disputed, if the lies Prada Handbags Outlet of the tradition are exposed! What degradation. The veracity of the God of the universe is proclaimed by its prgunization, never to be contradicted by sound minds. Assuredly He has Prada Outlet no need of such paltriness as miracles. Their calibre is too small for him. Science lifts the veil of wonder from phenomena, that miserable ignorance once proclaimed miracles, as a mere boy knows more now, than wise adults did anciently. Science in one department, enlightens the whole circle. Mind has to appreciate all this rightly, or it fails in duty. Once it was a system by the pretence of divine rights of absolutism of kings, priests, and soldiers, to keep all in ignorance; now the divine right of the people proclaims its majesty, and makes science common stock. None can learn too speedily and practically, for universal benefit. In more ancient times, the people had but few books, and they were as silly as the bigoted minds of the authors were perverted.