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When the author says, "I have not hesitated to draw freely" from previous authors, he has in effect admitted to what becomes painfully clear from even small samples of the rest of the book: he has not a clue how to apply historical method to his critique of religions. So he has become just another font of ignorance, much worse than the fonts -he- falsely criticizes as ignorance. 

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Página 734 - For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
Página 731 - But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Página 493 - If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods...
Página 536 - For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains : and the wild beasts of the field are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell thee : for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Página 534 - Behold, I go forward, but he is not there ; and backward, but I cannot perceive him : on the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him : he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him : but he knoweth the way that I take : when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
Página 732 - And not rather (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say) Let us do evil, that good may come ? whose damnation is just.
Página 734 - Art thou called being a servant '( care not for it : but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
Página 730 - And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Página 939 - ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold: Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to the presence in the room he said, "What writest thou?" The vision raised its head, And, with a look made of all sweet accord, Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord.
Página 535 - I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiff-necked people ; now, therefore, let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them ; and I will make of thee a great nation.

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