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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 07:03 PM

Doubt in the 19th century

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) author, abolitionist and crusader for women's rights wrote as an impassioned doubter, "There is no theory of a God, of an author of nature, of an origin of the universe, which is not utterly repugnant to my faculties; which is not (to my feelings) so irrelevant as to make me blush." She also called for children's books for "the secularist order of parents." Martineau mused that Christianity "fails to make happy, fails to make good, fails to make wise." She also called herself the "happiest woman in England."

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2018, 09:29 PM

1. I'm with Harriet. /nt

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Response to bitterross (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2018, 06:17 PM

2. Hear, hear!

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Response to defacto7 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 04:28 AM

3. Bravo for your series here. nt

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Response to Duppers (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 11:27 AM

4. Thanks. It was a good exercise for me.

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