By Joan Konner

ISBN-10: 0061349151

ISBN-13: 9780061349157

"All considering males are atheists," Ernest Hemingway famously wrote. real? listed below are quips, fees, and questions from a distinctive collection of geniuses and jokers, giving readers an opportunity to choose for themselves....

When i believe of all of the damage [the bible] has performed, I depression of ever writing something to equivalent it.
Oscar Wilde

SAINT, n. A lifeless sinner revised and edited.
Ambrose Bierce

There ain't no solution. There ain't going to be any solution. There by no means has been a solution. That's the answer.
Gertrude Stein

Do no longer permit your self be deceived: nice intellects are skeptical.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Millions lengthy for immortality who don't be aware of what to do with themselves on a wet Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz

God is love, yet get it in writing.
Gypsy Rose Lee

Nothing is eventually sacred however the integrity of our personal mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The incontrovertible fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic isn't any extra to the purpose than the truth that a drunken guy is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw

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50v –51r , 286r –290v ; BL Lansdowne MS 621, fols. 105r –112v ; BL Lansdowne MS 762, fols. 40r –45v ; BL Harleian MS 160, fols. 185r –199r ; BL Harleian MS 433, fols. 301r –305v ; BL Harleian MS 785, fols. 90v –93v ; BL Harleian MS 6873, fols. 2r –15v . Although this list is not comprehensive, it certainly will provide the reader with a sense of the standard forms of oaths of office. ‘In the begynnynge was that worde, and that worde was with god: and god was thatt worde’; John 1:1; Tyndale, New Testament 1526.

Put simply, the Gospels were the word of God. 43 The Gospels were also tangible witnesses of the Incarnation, death, and Resurrection of Jesus and his promise that those who believe in him will have eternal life. By swearing on the Gospels, then, the swearer called the second person of the Trinity (Christ) as his or her witness since it was in the Gospels that Jesus Christ’s divinity was revealed. The Gospels were the means through which people came to know Christ. 44 The sermon on perjury in Cranmer’s Book of Homilies expanded: So that whosoever wilfully forsweareth hymself upon Christes holy evangely, thei utterly forsake Gods mercy, goodnes and truth, the merites of our savior Christes nativitie, lyfe, passion, death, resurrection and ascencion.

By swearing on the Gospels, then, the swearer called the second person of the Trinity (Christ) as his or her witness since it was in the Gospels that Jesus Christ’s divinity was revealed. The Gospels were the means through which people came to know Christ. 44 The sermon on perjury in Cranmer’s Book of Homilies expanded: So that whosoever wilfully forsweareth hymself upon Christes holy evangely, thei utterly forsake Gods mercy, goodnes and truth, the merites of our savior Christes nativitie, lyfe, passion, death, resurrection and ascencion.

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