Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Bacon , Francis (2010-09), Of Atheism, Retrieved on 2013-12-30
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    30 DEC 2013

     Lord Bacon's Apology for Atheism

    Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not; but superstition dismounts all these, and createth an absolute monarchy in the minds of men: therefore Atheism did never perturb states; for it makes men wary of themselves, as looking no farther, and we see the times inclined to Atheism (as the time of Augustus C├Žsar) were civil times: but superstition hath been the confusion o...
    Folksonomies: atheism spirituality
    Folksonomies: atheism spirituality
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    He makes the case that the source of Atheists' inspiration informs their virtues and moral conduct.