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By Robert G. Ingersoll

ISBN-10: 0879756292

ISBN-13: 9780879756291

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833-1899) used to be maybe the main well-known American of his day. As an enlightened freethinker and pioneer of humane, rational, and agnostic perspectives, Ingersoll used to be a tireless recommend of rational concept, who battled superstition and hypocrisy at any place he discovered it. This committed popularizer would constantly handle large audiences, establishing their minds to principles that frequently provoked guarded whispers in inner most. Ingersoll was once a guy a long way prior to his time, advocating such revolutionary reasons as agnosticism, contraception, balloting rights for ladies, the development of technology, civil rights, and freedom of speech. His advocacy of such iconoclastic beliefs made an enduring influence on his personal and later generations. even supposing Robert Ingersoll lived sooner than the improvement of the Secular Humanist move, there isn't any doubt that he qualifies as one of many nice heroes of the Humanist Pantheon.

The 5 essays, lengthy out of print, which have been chosen for this quantity trap Robert Ingersoll at his eloquent most sensible. They exhibit his anti-clericalism and his protection of agnosticism and rationalism. "The Gods" examines faith and its dating to the happiness - or depression - of humankind; "Thomas Paine" amplifies the contributions of that groovy recommend of liberty and loose will; "Individuality" probes the significance of cause and rationality over blind religion; "Heretics and Heresies" examines the church, the Bible, and non secular persecution; and "The Ghosts" surveys the connection of supernatural trust to highbrow worry and ignorance.

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