HUXLEY AND THE BIBLE.
_♦ In an article In the Cl Nineteenth Century' 1 Professor Huxley, the, author of Agnostlolooa as It Is now underetood, and the most powerful aatl-Ohrlatlan writer of our tlm?i, writes aa follows : — Greatly to Ihe ' enrprlßG of many of my friends, I have always advocated the reading of tbe Bible, and the diffusion of the study of that remarkable collection of books among the people. Ita teaohlngo are oo Infinitely superior to those of the aeoto, who are just as. busy now as the Pharisees were eighteen hundred years, ago in smothering them under M the precepts of men" ; It, ls bo certain, to my mind, that the Bible obntilnu within ltsol) the refutation of nlae-tantha of tbe mixture ml aopnltttloal metaphysics and old-wotld BUperstitlpn which has been ntltd round ib bv the uo-onlled Christians of let>r times ; It Is so dear that the only Immediate and ready : antidote to/ the Doslon whioh has mixed with Christianity, to the Intoxication and delusion of mankind, lies In copious draughts from tlw undefded spring, that I oxorotse tho right ! and duty of froo judgment on the part of eve'y man, mainly fot the purpose of In. ' duclng other laymen to follow my j example.
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