Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Anderson , Abraham and Anonymous, (1997-02), The Treatise of the Three Impostors, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., Retrieved on 2011-06-17
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  • Folksonomies: religion atheism heresy blasphemy

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    17 JUN 2011

     Attempts to Discern the Authorship of the Treatise of the...

    here have been but few scholars whose religious beliefs were dubious, who have not been credited with the authorship of this treatise. Avervoes, a famous Arabian commentator on Aristotle's works, and celebrated for his learning, was the first to whom this production was attributed. He lived about the middle of the twelfth century when the three impostors "were first spoken of. He was not a Christian, as he treated their religion as "the Impossible," nor a Jew, whose law he called "a Religion...
    Folksonomies: heresy heretic
    Folksonomies: heresy heretic
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    A list of suspects, none of whom were probably involved with its authorship, that reads like a list of heretics.

    17 JUN 2011

     Being Satisfied with Born Prejudice

    The custom of being satisfied with born prejudice has prevailed, and by following this custom, mankind agrees in all things with persons interested in supporting stubbornly the opinions thus received, and who would speak otherwise did they not fear to destroy themselves.
    Folksonomies: prejudice preconceptions
    Folksonomies: prejudice preconceptions
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    Individuals agree with others in supporting stubborn opinions.

    17 JUN 2011

     People Should not be Prevented from Using Common Sense

    If the people could comprehend the abyss in which this ignorance casts them, they would doubtless throw off the yoke of these venal minds, since it is impossible for Reason to act without immediately discovering the Truth. It is to prevent the good effects that would certainly follow, that they depict it as a monster incapable of inspiring any good sentiment, and however we may censure in general those who are not reasonable, we must nevertheless be persuaded that Truth is quite perverted. Th...
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    The abyss in which ignorance casts people and the idea that truth is perversion among the faithful.

    17 JUN 2011

     Jesus Used Political Language

    Is there anything, for example, more dexterous than the manner in which he treated the subject of the woman taken in adultery? (St. John, c. viii.) The Jews having asked if they should stone this unfortunate, instead of replying definitely, yes or no, by which he would fall in the trap set by his enemies: the negative being directly against the law, and the affirmative proving him severe and cruel, which would have alienated the saints. Instead of replying as any ordinary person but him would...
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    He avoided controversy by speaking in parables and not answering directly, just as politicians do today.