has this attribute that He is a jealous God; and therefore His worship and
religion will endure no mixture nor partner.”
(Bacon, 1875, 10)
is true, that a little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth
in philosophy brings about man's mind to religion: for while the mind of man
looketh upon second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go
no further; but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked
together, it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."
that deny a God destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the
beasts in his body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a
base and ignoble creature."
“It is better to have no
opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him: for the
one is unbelief the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the
reproach of the Deity.”
F. The Essays of Lord Bacon. London: Longman and
Green, Co., 1875.