Moderation Vs. Total Abstinence: Or, Dr. Crosby and His Reviewers

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National Temperance Society and Publication House, 1881 - Controlled drinking - 126 pages

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Page 53 - I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue, unexercised and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary, but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat.
Page 64 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging : and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Page 48 - I am very confident, the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word. For my part, I cannot sufficiently bewail the condition of the reformed churches, who are come to a period in religion, and will go, at present, no farther than the instruments of their reformation.
Page 72 - And if any State deems the retail and internal traffic in ardent spirits injurious to its citizens and calculated to produce idleness, vice or debauchery, I see nothing in the Constitution of the United States to prevent it from regulating and restraining the traffic or from prohibiting it altogether if it thinks proper.
Page 49 - Nor is it at all incredible, that a book which has been so long in the possession of mankind should contain many truths as yet undiscovered. For, all the same phenomena and the same faculties of investigation, from which such great discoveries in natural knowledge have been made in the present and last age, were equally in the possession of mankind several thousand years before- And possibly it might be intended, that events, as they come to pass, should open and ascertain the meaning of several...
Page 42 - Of course not; no one pretends that he can. But Dr. Crosby's argument is, that Jesus drank intoxicating wine and allowed it to others. There is no proof that he ever did drink intoxicating wine. But let that pass, and suppose, for the sake of the argument, that he did. What then ? To do what Jesus never did, or to refuse to do what he did, are such acts necessarily " contrary to revealed religion " ? Let us see. Jesus rode upon an " ass and a colt, the foal of an ass." We find it convenient to use...
Page 108 - Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Page 117 - I have long had the conviction that there is no greater cause of evil, moral and physical, in this country than the use of alcoholic beverages. I do not mean by this that extreme indulgence which produces drunkenness. The habitual use of fermented liquors to an extent far short of what is necessary to...
Page 41 - He considers it as the special and direct cause of the " growth of drunkenness in our land, and of a general demoralization among religious communities ; " asserts that it is exactly the kind of movement that rumsellers enjoy, and that it ought not to succeed, never will, and never can. 3. The pledge is unmanly, and kills character and self-respect. 4. The assertion that moderate drinking leads to drunkenness is untrue. 5. The total-abstainers bully and intimidate the community, and disgust all good,...
Page 116 - That in view of the alarming prevalence and ill effects of intemperance, with which none are so familiar as members of the medical profession, and which have called forth from eminent...

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