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ostentatiously asserted, that “all nature proved the existence of a God.” Now, Sir, if I were to put the question to you, as to what you mean by the word God, what kind of answer would you give me? Perhaps, you would tell me, as I have been often told, that God is a spirit. It unfortunately happens, that I am as ignorant of the word spirit, as I am of the word God. It would only be a shifting of me from one difficulty to another as great. You assert, that God is infinite. The materialist can demonstrate that matter is infinite or that nothing can be so. Now, Sir, your's is only assertion, wbile tbat of the Materialist is demonstration; one of the two must be wrong ; because two infinities cannot exist. Let us suppose, for the sake of an argument, that the Materialist is wrong, in his demonstration of the lofinity of matter. We all know that matter does exist, and this very existence of matter at once proves, that your God is not Infinite; for this obvious reason, two bodies cannot occupy one part of space, at one and the same time. To come more closely to the point. If Christianity, or any other kind of Theism, be the result of knowledge; it must evidently follow, that Atheis in is the result of ignorance. This being the case, how does it bappen, that the wise and learned Christian or Theist does not instruct the foolish and ignorant Atheist. Knowledge is a property that can be communicated from one individual to another, and that in dividual who communicates bis knowledge to his fellow man, loses nothing of that knowledge of which be was previously possessed. If you, Mr. Harris, bave any knowledge of a God, or of a Son of God, be so kind as to communicate your knowledge of them to me, and I will instantly give up my present opinions; but if you cannot do this, or will not do this, I must still remain ignorant of a God, or of a Son of God, and die an Atheist from necessity.

Your Lecture for next Sunday evening is to be on the evidences of the Christian Religion. Now, Sır, bear in mind, that there is a negative put on the existence of Jesus Christ, and the whole story declared to be without foundation. If you cannot prove the affirmative, and that too, from contemporary historical writers, that such a person as Jesus did exist, the whole of your other evidences, will not weigh a feather in the scale, except with those persons, that are determined to be the dupes of their own credulity. I will admit for the sake of another argument, that you can prove Jesus to have existed. After this admission, what mode or plan will you take to prove that he ascended into heaven? It is not from the New Testament that you will be able to prove this; for no one individual, who is said to have seen it, makes the least mention of such a circuin. stance. If these persons, wbo are said to bave written the Jife of Jesus, and who are likewise said to have been eyewitnesses of his assepsion; if tbey are entirely silent on the subject; I would ask, where, in the name of common sense, are we to get our information ? Surely it cannot be from those persons, who, are confessedly said not to have seen it. If you can remove all or any of these difficulties, you will receive the hearty tbanks of

Your's &c.

JOHN CAMERON.

TO MR. CARLILE.

I went to hear Mr. Harris deliver his Lecture for the purpose of taking Notes of any particular evidences he might adduce in favour of Christianity ; but I will leave you to judge, how I was both chagrined and disappointed, when I heard bim announce from the pulpit, that the Lecture was to be on the evidences of the establishment of Christianity, and that only! Surely, Mr. Harris must bave been aware, that it could require no other proof that Christianity bad been established, than the fact, that he was well paid for preach: ing it.

I bave long wished to take an active part in the expulsion from this country of that Hydra-headed Monster, yclept Christianity. If I be not mistaken in my calculations, I shall be atle to commence my career on the first of January 1826. I think I see you smile and say to yourself: well, wbat does this fellow mean by the word career ? will bave a little patience, I wiil tell you. I fiod, by consulting my Lexicography, that, amongst a variety of other significations, it signifies a course of action: 'Well, the course of action that I mean to pursue is, to commerce dealing in “BLASPHEMY” and to expose your publications for open sale in every market town in Lancashire, or any part of England, that I can conveniently reach.

Your's in civic esteem,

JOHN CAMERON.

If you

TO MR. RICHARD CARLILE DORCHESTER GAOL.,

SIR,

Norwich September 11, 1825. A Few readers of tbe Republican (of the working class) beg your acceptance of £1. 10s. Od., as a tribute of their resá pect for the exertions you have ruade, and are still making in the cause of Civil and Religious Liberty.

Your sincere friend,
On behalf of the Subscribers,

ROBERT GREEN.

TO MR. ROBERT GREEN, NORWICH.

SIR,

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Dorchester Goal, September 19, 1825. I THANK you and your fellow subscribers for this mark of your approbation of my conduct. The question of tithes or no titbes, of Church Property, or no Church Property, is to them vastly important; and all the sects, if they can agreć in nothing else, should agree iu dispersing that which is mis. chievously called the property of ihe church establishment of England and Ireland. This property is now the ouly source of open persecution. They who share in holding it, or in wishing to hold a share, will persecute all who seek to break it up for the benefit of the widows and orphans who are involved as the creditors of what is falsely called the tional debt. I see that Mr. Cobbett has been calling your attention to a once famous priory of Norwich, “which gave, every year, to the poor and the stranger, who fed at their table, the beer of eight bundred quarters of malt and the bread of a thousand quarters of wheat.” Nr. Cobbett is a à man who has never been able to reason bimself out of deep rooted prejudices, and, consequently, his reasonings and arguments are shallow and rarely useful to the working class of people. Delightful, he seems to say, to see so manj persons sopported by charity from a religious establishment! But is there a man among you, who cannot see, that it wonld be more delightful to have done among us to need this charitable or religious feeding? How came all this property, this means of feeding so many to be invested in this priory? How, but in having first robbed those who pro

beaven? It is not from the New Testament that you will be able to prove this; for no one individual, who is said to have seen it, makes the least mention of such a circumstance. If these persons, wbo are said to bave written the Jife of Jesus, and who are likewise said to bave been eyewitnesses of his assepsion; if they are entirely silent on the subject; I would ask, where, in the name of common sense, are we to get our information? Surely it cannot be from those persons, who, are confessedly said not to have seen it. If you can remove all or any of these difficulties, you will receive the hearty thanks of

Your's &c.

JOHN CAMERON.

TO MR. CARLILE.

I went to hear Mr. Harris deliver bis Lecture for the purpose of taking Notes of any particular evidences he might adduce in favour of Christianity ; but I will leave you to judge, how I was both chagrined and disappointed, when I heard bim announce from the pulpit, that the Lecture was to be on the evidences of the establishment of Christianity, and that only! Surely, Mr. Harris must have been aware, that it could require no other proof that Christianity bad been established, than the fact, that he was well paid for preaching it.

I bave long wished to take an active part in the expulsion from this country of that Hydra-headed Monster, yclept Christianity. If I be not mistaken in my calculations, I sball be able to commence my career on the first of January 1826. I think I see you smile and say to yourself: well, what does this fellow mean by the word career ? will bave a little patience, I will tell you. I find, by consulting my Lexicography, that, amongst a variety of other significations, it signifies a course of action : 'Well, the course of action that I mean to pursue is, to commerce dealing in “BLASPHEMY" and to expose your publications for open sale in every market town in Lancashire, or any part of England, that I can conveniently reacb.

Your's in civic esteem,

JOHN CAMERON,

If you

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TO MR. RICHARD CARLILE DORCHESTER GAOL.

SIR,

Norwich September 11, 1825. A few readers of the Republican (of the working class) beg your acceptance of £1. 10s. Od., as a tribute of tbeir respect for the exertions you have made, and are still making in the cause of Civil and Religious Liberty.

Your sincere friend,
On behalf of the Subscribers,

ROBERT GREEN.

TO MR. ROBERT GREEN, NORWICH.

SIR,

Dorchester Goal, September 19, 1825. I THANK you and your fellow subscribers for this mark of your approbation of my conduct. The question of tithes or no titbes, of Church Property, or no Church Property, is to them vastly important; and all the sects, if they can agree in nothing else, should agree in dispersing that which is mis. chievously called the property of ihe church establishment of England and Ireland.' This property is now the only source of open persecution. They who share in holding it, or in wishing to hold a share, will persecute all who seek to break it up for the benefit of the widows and orphans who are involved as the creditors of what is falsely called the national debt. I see that Mr. Cobbett has been calling your attention to a once famous priory of Norwich, “which gave, every year, to the poor and the stranger, who fed at their table, the beer of eight bundred quarters of malt and the bread of a thousand quarters of wheat." Mr. Cobbett is a a man who has never been able to reason bimself out of deep rooted prejudices, and, consequently, his reasonings and argoments are shallow and rarely useful to the working class of people. Deligbtful, he seems to say, to see so many persons supported by charity from a religious establishment! But is there a man among you, who cannot see, that it wonld be more delightful to bave pobe among us to need this charitable or religious feeding? How came all this property, this means of feeding so many to be invested in this priory? How, but in having first robbed those who pro

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