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Review: Institutes of the Christian Religion (1541 Edition)

Institutes of the Christian Religion ($23.14) 920 pages Banner of Truth (1541 edition) https://www.amazon.com/Institutes-Christian-Religion-John-Calvin/dp/1848714637 I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be very edifying. I read sections of it each morning as part of my morning devotional reading, after … Continue reading

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Creation, evolution, teleology, and the myths we live by

“That man is the product of causes that had no prevision of the end they were achieving; that his origin, his growth, his hopes and fears, his loves and his beliefs, are but the outcome of accidental collocations of atoms; that no fire, no heroism, no intensity of thought and feeling, can preserve individual life beyond the grave; that all the labors of the ages, all the devotion, all the inspiration, all the noonday brightness of human genius, are destined to extinction in the vast death of the solar system, and that the whole temple of Man’s achievement must inevitably be buried beneath the debris of a universe in ruins- all these things, if not quite beyond dispute, are yet so nearly certain that no philosophy which rejects them can hope to stand. Only within the scaffolding of these truths, only on the firm foundation of unyielding despair, can the soul’s habitation henceforth be safely built.” ~ Bertrand Russell’s acceptance of the heat death (1903)
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