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" It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such an Opinion as is unworthy of him : for the one is unbelief, the other is contumely : and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity. Plutarch saith well to that purpose :  "
Bacon's essays, with annotations by R. Whately - Page 183
edited by - 1864
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2002 - 813 pages
...perspeximus, omnes gentes nationesque superavimus'.0 17. OF SUPERsTITION IT were better to have no opinion0 of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him. For the one is unbelief, the other is contumely:0 and certainly superstition is the reproach of the Deity.0 Plutarch0 saith well to that...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 367 pages
...further in expressing Bacon's true preferences: It were better to have no Opinion of God at all; then such an Opinion, as is unworthy of him: For the one is Unbeleefe, the other is Contumely: And certainly Superstition is the Reproach of the Deity. Plutarch...
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Boyle on Atheism

Robert Boyle, John James MacIntosh - Philosophy - 2005 - 493 pages
...pointed out to me, Boyle's likely source was Bacon's essay 'Of Superstition,' where he writes: 'It were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should say that there was one Plutarch that would eat his children...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - Literary Collections - 2007 - 156 pages
...and governs all things, that we have surpassed all nations and peoples]. XVII OF SUPERSTITION IT were better to have no opinion of God at all, than such...Plutarch saith well to that purpose: Surely (saith he) / had rather a great deal men should say there was no such man at all as Plutarch, than that they should...
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