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Light on Acts and Their Consequences

One of the commonest excuses for wrongdoing is that, if right were done, calamity would ensue. Thus the foolish concern themselves, not with the act, but with the consequence of the act, a foreknowledge of which is assumed. The desire to secure pleasant results, and to escape unpleasant consequences, is…
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The Acts of the Apostles

It is the fate of religious terminology (as of religions themselves) to lose, during the process of time and in the minds of men, the living spirit which at first informed it, and to become, through constant intimacy and familiarity, as well as by frequent repetition, a dead and powerless…
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