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" It is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion ;* for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further; but... "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Literary and professional works - Page 132
by Francis Bacon - 1860
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Miscellaneous Essays and Reviews, Volume 2

Albert Barnes - Christianity - 1855
...philosophy inclineth a man to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion ; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes...scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no farther; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together, it must needs fly...
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Sermons

David Merrill - Congregational churches - 1855 - 288 pages
...inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringcth men's minds back to religion ; — for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes...scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate and linked together, it must needs fly...
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Sermons

David Merrill - Congregational churches - 1855 - 288 pages
...mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther ; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate...together, it must needs fly to providence and Deity." While only here and there a link in the chain of evidence is discovered, it may lead to infidelity,...
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Sir Thomas Browne

William P Dunn - 1950 - 182 pages
...inclineth men's minds to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. . . . Nay even that school which is most accused of atheism...school of Leucippus and Democritus and Epicurus." 32 And he goes on to remark that contemplative atheists are rare.33 Both men take the same ground:...
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Complete Writings: With Variant Readings

William Blake - Biography & Autobiography - 1966 - 944 pages
...philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion; for while the mind of man looketh upon second causes...scattered, it may sometimes rest in them and go no farther. There is no Such Thing as a Second Cause nor as a Natural Cause for any Thing in any Way....
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Astronomical Principles of Religion, Natural and Reveal'd

Bernhard Fabian, James E. Force, William Whiston, William Whiston - 1983 - 320 pages
...about to Religion. For while the Mind of Man looketh upon Second Caules fcattered, it mayfbmetimes reft in them, and go no further : But when it beholdeth...Chain of them Confederate and Linked together, it muft needs fly to Providence and Deity. Mr. Boyle. ~\ The Power and Wifdom of God * d'ifplay themlelves...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - Biography & Autobiography - 1961 - 543 pages
...inclineth a man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes...linked together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."29 Religious indifference is due to a multiplicity of factions. "The causes of atheism are,...
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The Meaning of Life: Insights of the World's Great Thinkers

William Gerber - Philosophy - 1994 - 282 pages
...the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered [that is, upon isolated secular explanations], it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further;...together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity. Faith Before offering a comment on the significance and role of belief in God or in miracles, I need...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - Philosophy - 1999 - 216 pages
...philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion. For while the mind of man looketh upon second causes scattered,* it may sometimes rest5 in them, and go no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them, confederate6 and linked...
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The God of Spinoza: A Philosophical Study

Richard Mason - Philosophy - 1999 - 272 pages
...supported, presumably with opposite intentions, by Bacon in his essay OfAtheismr. 'while the minde of man looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and goe no further: but when it beholdeth the chaine of them, confederate and linked together, it must...
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