“I am quite convinced that all religions, at bottom, are pretty much alike. On the surface they may seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the. Treatise on the Gods. H. L. Mencken. With a style that combined biting sarcasm with the “language of the free lunch counter,” Henry Louis Mencken shook. Treatise on the Gods () is H. L. Mencken’s survey of the history and philosophy of Open any treatise upon pastoral theology and you will find the author.

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Treatise on the Gods

Marks Rare Books Published: Other editions – View all Treatise on the Gods H. Mencken Limited preview – Good with no dust jacket.

For those more curious, there is an extensive bibliography in the back. First edition, first printing.

The Diary of Samuel Pepys. Mencken also postulates that some humans are biologically more susceptible to religion than others and subsequently religion will survive for quite some time.

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He has a humanistic view of the probable rise of religion, conception of afterlives and visions of heaven and hell. For all that, he remains engaging, intelligent, and enjoyable. This is classic Mencken treqtise his most ferocious.

Johns Hopkins University Press, Like many people in history, the more we get to know them the more disenchanted we can become. Oct 23, Varmint rated it really liked it Shelves: Johns Hopkins University Press.

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Sharon rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Preview — Treatise on the Gods by H. Can We All Be Feminists? He began his long career as a journalist, critic, and philologist on the Baltimore Morning Herald in This page was last edited on 28 Novemberat A clean bright, tight copy. Slight wear at spine.

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Treatise on the Gods

Lastly, as did Dawkins, Mencken is very complimentary of the poetic qualities of the Bible. Despite that, it is a very entertaining romp, full of pithy skewerings of pastors and priests. Grant to His Wife. Making of a CEO.

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