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Boston Jesuit (Newspaper) - November 7, 1829, Boston, MassachusettsCatholic Sentinel. Al i to iof a to of r,p.w�, Vij Xay a is Niees Roo Nobis i is Contra nos fair con be Rou is who is against i s ? i Ulm. Viii. . I. Boston saturday nov pm her to 182�. V it. The Jeslo it weekly to every saturday a by s. Condon amp p. B. Baton for the proprietor at to cranium in communication Mutt be Pott paid and directed to tic Kroitor of the a a Civit hosta a it a. The Obj Tel in to explain diff Ite and defend the principles of the one , Catholic and Aro. Toirac Cut Crit. Orrick no. 14, sur Stretc. Existence of god. Proved by the Faith of Mankind. A circumstance peculiarly striking and which causes philosophy to open her eyes in astonishment is the consent of Mankind in professing a belief in the existence of a god in rendering to Liui worship and the homage of adoration jul dependence a consent As ancient Universal and durable As the world a a consent which embraces the illiterate and the enlightened and the most refined As Well As the most uncultivated nations of the Earth. Yes whatever is splendid in Genius whatever is pre eminent in Wisdom and virtue 1ms irresistibly in common w Ith the greatest body of Ruu Itkind fallen prostrate and adored at the altar of such a Faith. The contemptible exceptions to such n Creed which appeared As it with a studied design to interrupt the Universal Harmony of rational creation Are a to the moral order what the whimsical productions the several Lupus Datura Are in the physical world and which Are apparently thrown out of the Ordinary notice and course of Providence. The wicked the foolish atheist glories 111 raising his Bend against the philosophic the religious confession of the entire world fie shews his ingenuity in stealing and hiding from the Light or in endeavouring to Cloud it by his sophistry and somewhat like the audacious impostors Ami pc tended i formers of the Only True Church fancies that he triumphs merely because he is a a alone and opposed to the sense morality and religion of the Universal Faith speak to such a being for Man he cannot he called about the Universal it of this religious Creed mid lie will ransack his brains if he has any to find out or form of the Dregs of creation a pen pie whose stupidity so blindfolds them that j they cannot if it be possible perceive the slightest Trace of divinity. Present him with this unanimous of lie human family As the unerring Voic of future reason and truth lie will term it the result of ignorance and credulity or sooner than to think and reason As the human species do he i would look upon such a testimony of Wisdon us a popular prejudice. Press him to prove or explain How such a Creed could find its Way into the mind or soul of Mankind he might As he i piously would remark that Jit was the effect of imagination by fear and legislative policy us follow atheism 111 All its Serpent Tike windings and ire shall be convinced that the monster Ori Quot i nates in infamy Aud every kind of Morid turpitude which can degrade the dignity of Man. Me shall the following dissertation into three parts. The Faith of Mankind in relation to this important fact will constitute the first part. This Faith which arises from nature Aud unclouded reason the second. The frivolous and villainous ravings of atheism the third Aud last part. The Faith of the. Entire world on this Pointis n fact and facts Are proved not let a conjectures hut by testimony. The annals of the world the historical monuments of every people the narratives of every traveller Are what we must consult and what must inform us that nations and Uges in the old and new my orld arc unanimous in the belief of a deity. We might at once interrupt the nonsensical and vapid impiety of the pretended at Cist monsters and insist on their adducing a solitary instance of n country where it could he possible we do not say to conjecture but to demonstrate that there was or is an atheist destitute of the idea of any divinity. Their efforts have been hitherto vain their pretensions groundless and their impotency to cite a District immersed in the filth of atheism is a sufficient proof that such a people do not exist. Open the earliest records of time review the people who at that period inhabited the Globe suppose them to he it non the most rude or refined will you find that they did not entertain a More or less Correct idea of the deity the pow Eniciano chaldean egyptians persians indians greeks and romans have nil coincided in such a belief. The Nguc of fable abounded in the tales or histories of gods and demigods. The philosophy history poetry and Orot Orv of Greece and Rome with which in our Scholastic or collegiate career we became somewhat acquainted conclusively prove that they were All indelibly stamped with the Seal of this divine Faith of Ull nations. M hat mean the altars temples sacrifices religious festivals the stut us of Dustic in Rcd hymns. Apotheosis Elysium and tartarus of the olde times have not All and each of these an intimate connexion with such a Baith i cast your Eves Over the face of the Earth says Plutarch and you will see cities without fortifications literature or policy you will perceive people or tribes without permanent abodes professions private property Money or the slightest knowledge of the line arts vet no where will you find a City or a people Quot without a knowledge of the deity. Cicero and Seneca make the same remark. All that is pave great and Wise in anti quilt As Well As in subsequent times must As it docs respect and submit to such authorities is these. What credit can be attached to a few obscure and equivocal passages contained in the a Cicur. 1 a incl. Lib. I. No. 13. Sense. A pit. 117,

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