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Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity   By: (1829-1885)

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[Illustration: Robert Patterson]

FABLES OF INFIDELITY

AND

FACTS OF FAITH:

BEING AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCES OF INFIDELITY.

BY

REV. ROBERT PATTERSON, D. D.

REVISED AND ENLARGED.

CINCINNATI: WESTERN TRACT SOCIETY.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by

WESTERN TRACT SOCIETY,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.

Stereotyped by OGDEN, CAMPBELL & CO., 176 Elm St., Cincinnati.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE. Did the World Make Itself? 7

Eternity of Matter. Disproved by its Composite Nature. Disproved by its Motion. Evolution only a big Perpetual Motion Humbug. Work of a Designer in the structure of the Eye. The Eye Maker sees over a wide Field and far. The Eye Maker sees Perfectly.

CHAPTER II.

Was Your Mother a Monkey? 34

The Divine Fact of Evolution Quite Different from the Atheistic Theory. State the Question Sharply Why? Darwin's Answer. The Ancestral Monkey, Fish, Squirt. Natural Selection. Intended to Exclude God.

1. The History of the Theory.

Indian; Phoenician; Greek; Popish; La Place's Theory; The Vestiges of Creation. Herbert Spencer's Contradictory Theory. The Evolutionists' Hell. Spontaneous Generation two Theories; the Conflicting Theories of Progress; Tremaux; Lamarck; the Climatal; Darwin's; Huxley's; Parson's; Mivart's; Hyatt's; Cope's; Wallace's; the Gods; Denounced by the Princes of Science. Agassiz's Deliverance Against it. Imperfection of the Theory Eked out. Huxley's Protoplasm. Tyndall's Potency of Life in Matter. Buchner's Matter and Force. Lubbock's Origin of Civilization. Consequences of the Brutal Origin of Man. Propagandism of Atheism.

2. The Theory Illogical and Incoherent.

Darwin Admits Insufficiency of Proof. Useless as an Explanation of Nature. Self Contradictory; e. g. , Protoplasm. Wallace's Self Contradictions. Incoherency of the Denial of Design with the Assertion of Progress. Failure of Alleged Facts to Sustain the Theory. Does not Account for the Origin of Anything. Wild Assumptions Made by Darwin. Erroneous Assumption of the Tendency of Natural Selection to Improve Breeds. Assumption of Infinite Possibility of Progress in Finite Creatures.

3. An Unfounded Theory.

No Evidence of the Facts Possible. None Ever Alleged, save Gulliver's. Domestication Disproves Transmutation Horses; Pigeons; Dogs. The Egyptian Monuments. The Mummied Animals. The Geological Record. The Limits of Geological Time.

4. Embryology.

Testimony of Scientists: 1. Embryology Only Analogical. 2. Embryos not all Alike. 3. Four Distinct Plans of Structure. 4. Germs Always True to the Breed.

5. Gradations of Species.

Lamarck's Statement. Birth Descent not Inferable from Gradation. No such Imperceptible Blending in Nature. The Fact of the Present Existence of Distinct Species. Sterility of Hybrids. Geological Species Distinct. The Intermediate Forms not Found. The Gradation Does not Begin with the Lowest Forms. Four Kingdoms from the Beginning. The New Species Began with the Giants. The Gaps Fatal to the Theory. The Abyss Between Death and Life. The Gulf Between the Plant and the Animal. The Gaps Between Species Which will not Breed Together. The Gaps Between Air Breathers and Water Breathers, &c. The Great Gulf Between the Brute and the Man. Natural Selection Could not Have Deprived a Monkey of Hair. Nor Have Given a Human Brain. The Brain Worker Contravenes Natural Selection at Every Step. Civilization the Contradiction of Natural Selection. Morality and Religion the Direct Contraries of Natural Selection. Tendency Immoral, Degrading, and Atheistic.

CHAPTER III.

Is God Everybody, and Everybody God? 91

Pantheism Described. An Antiquated Hindooism. A Jesuitical Atheism. Grossly Immoral. A Practical Atheism.

CHAPTER IV.

Have We Any Need of the Bible? 112

Civilization and the Bible... Continue reading book >>




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