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" I HAD rather believe all the fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind. "
The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England - Seite cdxliv
von Francis Bacon - 1834
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Leaps of Faith: Science, Miracles, and the Search for Supernatural Consolation

Nicholas Humphrey - 1999 - 244 Seiten
...further living proof of his wisdom and munificence. Francis Bacon expressed the general faith in 1612: 'I had rather believe all the fables in the Legend,...Alcoran than that this universal frame is without a Mind ... It is true that a little [natural] philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy...
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The Biology of Belief: How Our Biology Biases Our Beliefs and Perceptions

Joseph Giovannoli - 2000 - 349 Seiten
...learned about Nature. Francis Bacon acknowledged, "I had rather believe all the fables in the [Golden] Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." 4 It is a fact of human behavior that disappointment can lead either to rejection or acceptance. Rejection...
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The Routledge Dictionary of Religious & Spiritual Quotations

Geoffrey Parrinder - 2000 - 218 Seiten
...childish toy And hold there is no sin but ignorance Christopher Marlowe, The Jew of Malta (1592) 12 God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. Francis Bacon, Essays, 'Atheism' (1625) 11 He [Charles II] said once to myself, he was no atheist,...
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The Essayes Or Counsels, Civill and Morall

Francis Bacon - 2000 - 339 Seiten
...the more Mans Nature runs to, the more ought Law to weed it out' (IIII. 3-4); 'I had rather beleeve all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, then that this universall Frame, is without a Minde' (XVI. 3-5); 'Houses are built to Live in, and...
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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the ...

Will Durant - 2002 - 351 Seiten
..."seasons" his philosophy with religion "as with salt. I had rather believe all the fables in the [Golden] Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, than that this universal frame is without a mind." He puts atheism in its place in a famous passage twice repeated. He analyzes the causes of atheism...
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But Not Philosophy: Seven Introductions to Non-Western Thought

George Anastaplo - 2002 - 397 Seiten
...Abraham Lincoln, p. 81. Chapter Five Buddhist Thought 1 had rather believe all ihe fables in the [Golden] Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran than that...And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince [refute] atheism. because his ordinary works convince it. 1t is true, that a little philosophy inclineth...
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The Major Works

Francis Bacon - 2002 - 813 Seiten
...that this universal frame0 is without a mind. And therefore God never wrought miracle to convince0 atheism, because his ordinary works convince it. It is true, that a little philosophy incline) h man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about0 to religion....
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Francis Bacon's New Atlantis: New Interdisciplinary Essays

Bronwen Price - 2002 - 209 Seiten
...actually rare, because the mere sight of nature is enough to cause men to believe in God. As Bacon says, 'God never wrought miracle to convince atheism, because his ordinary works convince it.' To say that the people will be inclined to atheism, then, is not to say that atheism will necessarily...
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Excess and the Mean in Early Modern English Literature

Joshua Scodel - 2002 - 367 Seiten
...system traditionally condemned for being atheistic — as closer to true religion: I had rather beleeve all the Fables in the Legend, and the Talmud, and the Alcoran, then that this universall Frame, is without a Minde. And therefore, God never wrought Miracle, to convince...
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God

Timothy A. Robinson - 2003 - 410 Seiten
...of a benevolent and intelligent Designer. Bacon expressed this belief forcibly: T had rather beleave all the Fables in the Legend and the Talmud and the...Alcoran than that this Universal Frame is without a Minde.' So, in some moods, does the universe strike us. But sometimes, when we are in other moods,...
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