“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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mecnken fortitude such as it is, is wasted upon puerile objects, and their charity is mainly a form of display. He reviews the history of the Church and its founders. The Conspiracy against the Human Race.

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Retrieved from ” https: In very good condition. A must read for all interested in religion. Marks Rare Books Published: Rough-edge pages, some uncut, with light soiling to edges. Mencken also dedicates some pages to what he feels is an irreconcilable conflict teeatise science and religion.


On the surface they tratise seem to differ greatly, but what appears on the surface is not always religion. It included a translation of the Declaration of Independence into American English that began, “When things get so balled up that the people of a country got to cut loose from some other country, and go it on their own hook, without asking no permission from nobody, excepting maybe God Almighty, then they ought to let everybody know why they done it, so that everybody can see they are not trying to put nothing over on nobody.

Original gilt lettered maroon cloth, top edge red top edge partially discoloured – otherwise bright VGno dustwrapper. He attacked chiropractors and the Ku Klux Klan, politicians and other journalists.

References [ edit ] Wikiquote has quotations related to: Your purchase benefits world literacy! Despite that, it is a very entertaining romp, full of pithy skewerings of pastors and priests.

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In this terrifying world of volcanoes and storms and floods, the causes of which were bewildering and unknowable, humans devised religion as a means to explain and cope with these awful forces and events. Dismissive of attempts to reconcile religion and science, dismissing Gould’s non-overlapping magisteria nonsense more than a half century before it was coined. The fact that they are unknown, and its self, is of no evidential value; it simply tells us what every enlightened person already knows, to wit, that man’s knowledge of the universe is still incomplete.


Treatise on the Gods Mencken, H. As stated, this book starts out slow but gets progressively more enjoyable as you proceed. The first is a succinct text on comparative religion which shows how all religions have in common the central thesis of persuading the powers to be kind.

Usual fading to spine from blue to near white; bright gold on spine; in a very good slipcase with the usual fading and a little Edition: This book, published inis a vicious attack trratise organized religion, and contains an ugly anti-semitism. Refresh and try again.

The Path Of Light. Mar 20, Pages. Treatise on the Gods Author H. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mencken ‘s survey of the history and philosophy of religionand was intended as an unofficial companion volume to his Treatise on Right and Wrong