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Excerpt from The Christian Philosopher: Or, the Connection of Science and Philosophy With Religion
Such are the melancholy results to which men have been led, when left to the guidance of unassisted reason, in the most interesting and important of all investigations. They have wandered in the mazes of error and delusion and their researches, instead of directing and expanding our religious views, have tended only to bewilder the hu man mind, and to throw a deeper shade of intellectual gloom over our apostate world. After a period of six thou sand years has been spent in anxious inquiries after the path to true knowledge and happiness - Ignorance, Super stition, Idolatry, Vice and Misery, still contiiiue to sway their sceptre over the great majority of the human race and, if we be allowed to reason from the past to the future, we may rest assured, that while mankind are destitute of a Guide superior to the glimmerings of depraved reason, they would be no nearei the object of their pursuit, afier the lapse of sixty thousand years, than at the present mo ment. It is only in connection with the discoveries of Re relation that we can expect, that the efforts of human reason and activity will be successful in abolishing the rei gn of Ignorance and degrading Superstition - ia illu minating the benighted tribes of the Pagan World - and in causing Righteousness, and Order, and Peace, to spring forth before all the nations. Though the Christian Re ligion has never yet been fully understood and recognised, in all its aspects and bearings, nor its requirements been cordially complied with, by the great body of those who profess to believe in its Divine origin, yet it is only in these nations who have acknowledged its authority, and in some measure, submitted to its dictates, that any thing approxi mating to just conceptions of the Supreme Intelligence, and of his moral government, is found to prevail.
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