From the Religious Press

Jesus of Nazareth never spoke a more penetrating word than when he said, "My judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will." More of the ethics of the intellect have never been compressed into a dozen words. Here was a field into which Jesus did not often press. All the more precious is this isolated utterance, so good that, if he had said a hundred things about the conduct of the mind, he could have said nothing better, nothing of more general application.

Certain people are mentioned in the New Testament who had not so much as heard that there was any Holy Ghost; and, if the Christian centuries had never heard that there was any ethics of the intellect, they could not have demeaned themselves in a more melancholy fashion. Their general character has been unethical, so far as the conduct of the intellect has been concerned. All the premiums of the Church have been offered to intellectual dishonesty. All doubt of the established doctrine has been accounted devil-born. The intellect has been suborned to furnish reasons for this or that preconceived opinion. The open mind has been regarded as another with that open door which Dante saw in his appalling vision of infernal things, and over which was written. "All hope abandon, ye who enter here."—The Christian Register (Unitarian).

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November 2, 1899

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