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Superstition and Other Essays By Robert G. Ingersoll,

  • Title: Superstition and Other Essays
  • Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
  • ISBN: 9781591021704
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Civil War veteran, successful lawyer, persuasive spokesman for the Republican Party, spellbinding orator, and controversial iconoclast, Col Robert G Ingersoll 1833 1899 was one of the best known intellectuals of the 19th century He rose to national prominence through his gift for oratory, which he publicly displayed on numerous lecture circuit tours For almost twentyCivil War veteran, successful lawyer, persuasive spokesman for the Republican Party, spellbinding orator, and controversial iconoclast, Col Robert G Ingersoll 1833 1899 was one of the best known intellectuals of the 19th century He rose to national prominence through his gift for oratory, which he publicly displayed on numerous lecture circuit tours For almost twenty years this dedicated popularizer of progressive thinking and staunch critic of superstition would regularly address huge audiences, opening their minds to ideas that often provoked guarded whispers in private Ingersoll was a man far ahead of his time, who advocated agnosticism, birth control, voting rights for women, the advancement of science, and civil rights for all races Though eloquent on a wide variety of topics, he became most famous, and notorious, for his provocative lectures questioning the traditional, Bible based Christian worldview of the age.In this volume are collected his best known lectures on religion, the Bible, and related subjects Included are Why I Am an Agnostic The Truth What Is Religion Superstition What Infidels Have Done What Should You Substitute for the Bible as a Moral Guide Crumbling Creeds The Liberty of Man, Woman, and Child and Love This outstanding collection is indispensable for freethinkers, humanists, and open minded people of all persuasions.Note This volume is available individually or as part of a two volume set with On the Gods and Other Essays by Robert by Ingersoll two volume set ISBN 1 59102 171 5 50.
    Superstition and Other Essays Civil War veteran successful lawyer persuasive spokesman for the Republican Party spellbinding orator and controversial iconoclast Col Robert G Ingersoll was one of the best known intel

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    1. I read all of Ingersoll s writing and speeches over the course of a few days, so I can t really remember the books apart I will treat them all as one big entity.Ingersoll was a magnificent man ahead of his time Not really because he had the intellectual horsepower to successfully evaluate the truth value of religious claims since, let s admit it, an intelligent child has enough brain cells to do that , but because he had the intellectual courage not only to make these evaluations, but also to tr [...]

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