Ch. 12 - The Natural History of Religion (1757)
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Author:  Chris OConnor [ Sat Mar 01, 2003 7:01 am ]
Post subject:  Ch. 12 - The Natural History of Religion (1757)

by David Hume

Edited by: Chris OConnor  at: 10/30/05 4:39 pm

Author:  LanDroid [ Sun Mar 16, 2003 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Ch. 12 - The Natural History of Religion (1757)

Hume is considered by professional philosophers to have completely destroyed the "argument from design" nearly 250 years ago - strange that we still hear that argument... This article isn't about that, just thought I'd mention it as part of his impressive "pedigree".

Here's a tasty quote - it would take brass cojones to utter something like this even nowadays...
Thus it may safely be affirmed, that popular religions are really, in the conception of their more vular votaries, a species of demonism; and the higher the deity is exalted in power and knowledge, the lower of course is he depressed in goodness and benevolence; whatever eptithets of praise may be bestowed on hime by his amazed adorers.

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