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" Divinity; though it is a question I do not dogmatize upon, having never studied it, and think it needless -to busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed,... "
The Private Correspondence of Benjamin Franklin ...: pt.I. Letters on ... - Seite 239
von Benjamin Franklin - 1818
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Public Opinion, Band 26

1899
...busy myself with it now. when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing the unbelievers in his government of the world with any peculiar mark of displeasure. Ф Missionaries and...
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Blessed Excess: Religion and the Hyperbolic Imagination

Stephen H. Webb - 1993 - 203 Seiten
...the New Testament and Benjamin Franklin's comment, "I see no harm, however, in its [the incarnation] being believed, if that belief has the good consequence,...it has, of making his doctrines more respected and better observed." Carl Van Doren, ed., Benjamin Franklin's Autobiographical Writings (New York: Viking...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - 1994 - 629 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his Doctrines more respected and better observed: especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing...
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The English Literatures of America, 1500-1800

Myra Jehlen, Michael Warner - 1997 - 1118 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble. I : Archbishop Laud, famed opponent of Puritans. [1642.:...cattle, and the scarcity of foreign commodities, better observed; especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing...
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Jesus Through the Centuries: His Place in the History of Culture

Jaroslav Pelikan - 1999 - 270 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his doctrines more respected and better observed.2' It is probably correct to suggest that "few other Americans of his time could have...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - 1999 - 302 Seiten
...that the belief in Christ's divinity itself seems to have the possibility of practical benefits: "I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his Doctrines more respected and better observed . . ." Overall, his evaluation of the Christian message, in what he took to have been...
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When Legends Rise Again: The Convergence of Capitalism and Christianity

William L. Roth - 2002 - 288 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the Truth with less trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his Doctrines more respected and better observed... " Herein, Ben Franklin admitted by innuendo that Jesus Christ is the essence of...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - 2003 - 551 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an opportunity of knowing the truth with less trouble. I see no harm however in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his doctrines more respected and better observed, especially as I do not perceive that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing...
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The Founders on God and Government

Daniel L. Dreisbach, Mark David Hall, Jeffry H. Morrison, Jeffrey Morrison - 2004 - 314 Seiten
...saw or is likely to see." Indeed, while Franklin questioned Christ's divinity, he saw "no harm ... in its being believed, if that Belief has the good...it has, of making his Doctrines more respected and better observed." 24 What moral doctrine did Christ preach? Benevolence. Franklin's moral philosophy...
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Franklin on Franklin

Paul M. Zall - 2005 - 315 Seiten
...busy myself with it now, when I expect soon an Opportunity of knowing the Truth with less Trouble. I see no harm, however, in its being believed, if that...it has, of making his Doctrines more respected and better observed; especially as I do not perceive, that the Supreme takes it amiss, by distinguishing...
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