Edward FitzGerald Quote

Having seen how many follow and have followed false religions, and having our reason utterly against many of the principal points of the Bible, we require the most perfect evidence of facts, before we can believe. If you can prove to me that one miracle took place, I will believe that he is a just God who damned us all because a woman ate an apple; and you can't expect greater complaisance than that to be sure.


Letter to William Makepeace Thackeray (1831); quoted in The Life of Edward FitzGerald, Translator of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyán (1947) by Alfred McKinley Terhune, p. 57.

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Having seen how many follow and have followed false religions, and having our reason utterly against many of the principal points of the Bible, we...

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Having seen how many follow and have followed false religions, and having our reason utterly against many of the principal points of the Bible, we...

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Having seen how many follow and have followed false religions, and having our reason utterly against many of the principal points of the Bible, we...

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Having seen how many follow and have followed false religions, and having our reason utterly against many of the principal points of the Bible, we...