Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

English chemist, philosopher and proponent of deism
Most of the early Christian writers thought the text "I and my Father are one," was to be understood of an unity or harmony of disposition only. Thus Tertullian observes, that the expression is unum , one thing, not one person; and he explains it to mean unity, likeness, conjunction, and of the love that the Father bore to the Son. Origen says, "let him consider that text, 'all that believed were of one heart and of one soul,' and then he will understand this, 'I and my Father are one.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is hardly possible not to suspect the truth of this doctrine of atonement, when we consider that the general maxims to which it may be reduced, are nowhere laid down, or asserted, in the Scriptures, but others quite contrary to them.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is no use speaking in soft, gentle tones if everyone else is shouting.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
How glorious, then, is the prospect, the reverse of all the past, which is now opening upon us, and upon the world. Government, we may now expect to see, not only in theory and in books but in actual practice, calculated for the general good, and taking no more upon it than the general good requires, leaving all men the enjoyment of as many of their natural rights as possible, and no more interfering with matters of religion, with men's notions concerning God, and a future state, than with philosophy, or medicine.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The greater part of critics are parasites, who, if nothing had been written, would find nothing to write.More Joseph Priestley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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