Daily Dose of Ingersoll

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We have heard talk enough. We have listened to all the drowsy, idealess, vapid sermons that we wish to hear. We have read your Bible and the works of your best minds. We have heard your prayers, your solemn groans and your reverential amens. All these amount to less than nothing. We want one fact. We beg at the doors of your churches for just one little fact. We pass our hats along your pews and under your pulpits and implore you for just one fact. We know all about your mouldy wonders and your stale miracles. We want a this year’s fact. We ask only one. Give us one fact for charity. Your miracles are too ancient. The witnesses have been dead for nearly two thousand years.

— Robert Green Ingersoll, “The Gods” (1872)

5 Comments

  1. “The witnesses have been dead for nearly two thousand years”

    Yea sooooooo?

    They were witness to the facts, and the facts were recorded: And his point is what? That they died two thousand years ago?
    I thought this guy was supposed to be an attorney? Must have been one of the early ambulance chasers.
    The religion of Evolution drags up bones they CLAIM are millions of yrs old and believe everthing you see got here by chance, with out a shred of written testamony or one witness. Except for some guy in 1859 confused by his own writings. But the congregation of the Evolutionist Athiest religion kiss his ring none the less and rely on Bishops like Ingersoll for guidence. Where is Ingersoll when their is real work to be done?

  2. Actually, I think Laughing’s post was supposed to be satire – comic writing. The abysmal grammar, the absurdity, the obvious fallacies… We Have A Troll. Tome, I think you’ve been pwned:)

  3. good Christians do good charitable works, around the world, even today. disagree with us on our beliefs, but do not pretend we dont make a difference.

  4. good people do charitable works around the world even today. Not just christians alternatepoint bub.

    And that doesn’t really give any physical evidence of a god that Col. Ingersoll was asking for now does it?

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