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soned the indifferentists of antiquity , and thus reason the indifferentistsyog ^ iijr own times . " > i ^ ^ After considering the state of religion in different countries , he puts it to the serious consideration of hid auditory whether it be not a fact , tliat ec Amongst the various systems of religious belief with which our country abounds , some do not tend immediately
to spiritual and temporal despotism , by checking the free use of the reasoning faculty and demanding an explicit and slavish olpedience . Is there none which , by requiring ' the prostration of the understanding at the foot of the cross , * which in plain language means a submission of man * s intellect to the
direction of the priest , opens a wide door to all the dark shades of a withering superstition ? " &c . &c . We would willingly transcribe other passages of this excellent appeal to the understandings of men , but must be satisfied with adding , that
" Such compromising individuals are not only defaulters to integrity- and great opposers of the truth , by the support which they thus disingenuously afford to error , but they are also great enemies to the consistent friends of truth . It is the time-serving , interested abandoner of truth who causes a double
share of odium to fall upon the man of principle . " If a man believe that the popular systems and opinions of the Christian world be true : if he believe , for instance , that episcopacy is ' part and parcel * of Christ ' s church on earth : if he believe that Athanasian Christianity be
the Christianity of the gospel , he does well to support such a system and such opinions with all his heart and soul . Let him conform to the religion as by law established , and be a zealous member of the Church enacted by Parliament . But what shall we say to him who either partially or wholly conforms to a system , not because he feels the
irresistible , the honourable motive , arising from conviction ; but because either the fear of the frown , or the desire of the good opinion , of a perishing fellowmortal , instigates him to belie his conscience ?"
The remarks on " indifference , arising from a disappointment in our endeavours to propagate the truth /* are truly excellent , as are many others in this long discourse , the notice of which we must conclude , by recommending it to the careful perusal of our readers , adding only one passage more :. t ;
*« Let us labour diligently to discover Jtijck Support truth . Let us not seek it as tt it ^ tvere a matter of small moment . Let us not advocate it with an indiffe - rence which is worse than infidelity , it betels u ^ tos remember , that there are but ' two views of the religion we profess to advocate—but two views of the science wd lieem to be sufficient to make us
wise , wtosalvation ** - It is a reality , or it is an imposition- —it i £ true , or it is false . If it be a reality , no ^ present sacrifice which you can make can be put into competition with thfi advantages of possessing it , and of fearlessly abiding by
its dictates . If it be an impositiou , declare your conviction openly and manfully , arid abandon her cause to the obloquy , and the neglect , and the oblivion which imposture merits . If it be true , there must be , from the various opinions entertained of it , a corrupt and a more
pure state of it . Seek ye that which is pure : seek ye that which is true , with unceasing earnestness ; and it will well repay your toils and your anxieties . But on such a momentous subject as religion , abandon your indifference , your
lukewarm ness , your qualified infidelity , your unworthy desire to keep the good opinion of the worldling and the timeserver of the day ; and embrace her cause with the zeal and the perseverance which such a cause demands . Be ardent in your love , or consistent in your aversion /* W .
688 Review *—La Bea&ine on Galvanism .
^^^^^ H ^ B ^ Art . IV . —On Galvanism , with Observations on its Chymical Properties and Medical Efficacy in Chronic
Diseases , with Practical Illustrations ; also Remarks on someAuociliar Remedies , with Plates . By M . La Beaume , Medical Galvanist Surgeon , Electrician , Consulting ditto to the London Electrical Dispensary , Gratuitous Electrician to the
Bloomsbury and Northern Dispensaries , F . L . S ., &c , THIS is a sensible and well-written Treatise on the medical virtues of Galvanism and Electricity . Mr . La Beaume is a respectable practitioner of some years' standing , and is
sanctioned by some of the leading characters among the faculty in the metropolis . Indeed , it appears from the cases here enumerated that he has successfully applied the energies of Galvanism and Electricity to the alleviation even of the sorest and most inveterate maladies of humanity . **•
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Nov. 2, 1826, page 688, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2554/page/52/