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Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays   By: (1846-1927)

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Is The Bible Worth Reading

And Other Essays


Lemuel K. Washburn

New York

The Truth Seeker Company



Dedication Is The Bible Worth Reading Sacrifice The Drama Of Life Nature In June The Infinite Purpose Freethought Commands A Rainbow Religion A Cruel God What Is Jesus Deeds Better Than Professions Give Us The Truth The American Sunday Lord And Master Are Christians Intelligent Or Honest The Danger Of The Ballot Who Carried The Cross Modern Disciples Of Jesus A Poor Excuse Profession And Practice Where Is Truth What Does It Prove Human Responsibility Abolish Dirt Religion And Morality Jesus As A Model Singing Lies A Walk Through A Cemetery Peace With God Saving The Soul The Search For Something To Worship Where Are They Some Questions For Christians To Answer The Image Of God Religion And Science The Bible And The Child When To Help The World The Judgment Of God Christianity And Freethought The Brotherhood And Freedom Of Man Whatever Is Is Right The Object Of Life Man The Dogma Of The Divine Man The Rich Man's Gospel Speak Well Of One Another Disgraceful Partnerships Science And Theology Unequal Remuneration The Old And The New Guard The Ear The Character Of God Not Important Oaths Dead Words Confession Of Sin Death's Philanthropy Our Attitude Towards Nature Reverence For Motherhood The God Of The Bible The Measure Of Suffering Nature Creeds Don't Try To Stop The Sun Shining Follow Me Can We Never Get Along Without Servants? A Heavenly Father Worship Not Needed Was Jesus A Good Man How To Help Mankind On The Cross Equal Moral Standards Authority A Clean Sabbath Human Integrity Is It True Keep The Children At Home Teacher And Preacher Fear Of Doubts Bible Backing Beggars Habits Can Poverty Be Abolished The Roman Catholic God Human Cruelty Infidelity Atheism Christian Happiness What God Knows The Meaning Of The Word God What Has Jesus Done For The World The Agnostic's Position Orthodoxy Ideas Of Jesus The Silence Of Jesus Does The Church Save Save The Republic A Woman's Religion The Sacrifice Of Jesus Fashionable Hypocrisy The Saturday Half Holiday The Motive For Preaching The Christian's God Indifference To Religion Sunday Schools Going To Church Who Is The Greatest Living Man


Lemuel K. Washburn


The writer of this book dedicates it to all men and women of common honesty and common sense.


That depends. If a man is going to get his living by standing in a Christian pulpit, I should be obliged to answer, Yes! But if he is going to follow any other calling, or work at any trade, I should have to answer, No! There is absolutely no information in the Bible that man can make any use of as he goes through life. The Bible is not a book of knowledge. It does not give instruction in any of the sciences. It furnishes no help to labor. It is useless as a political guide. There is nothing in it that gives the mechanic any hint, or affords the farmer any enlightenment in his occupation.

If man wishes to learn about the earth or the heavens; about life or the animal kingdom, he has no need to study the Bible. If he is desirous of reading the best poetry or the most entertaining literature he will not find it in the Bible. If he wants to read to store his mind with facts, the Bible is the last book for him to open, for never yet was a volume written that contained fewer facts than this book. If he is anxious to get some information that will help him earn an honest living he does not want to spend his time reading Genesis, Exodus, Numbers, Kings, Psalms, or the Gospels. If he wants to read just for the fun of reading to kill time, or to see how much nonsensical writing there is in one book, let him read the Bible... Continue reading book >>

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