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3 July 1810

Ch. Partiality preaching
§.2. Exposure


☞ 7 June 1811 Quere whether to insert what follows about

8 or 7
Sole occasion listed,
on which all is fair
so it be on one side

On To other occasions subjects it may for ought I know have been employed:
but the only one of which I have any recollection
of having seen it employed is that of religion: on
which ground the common notion the notion is — that all is fair,
provided it be on one side.

9 or 8
Not probable that
any thing so silly
should have been said, as
Religion has had some
bad effects — ergo it
is bad upon the whole.

That any man such silly thing should be ever have been said
or thought as this viz. since bad effects have been produced
by religion therefore it is a bad thing upon the whole,
does not seem very probable natural.

10 or 9
Not improbable
that to some eyes
the mass of the bad
effects have appeared
the greatest.

That there should be some in whose way of talling the account
the sum of the bad effects is greater than that of the
good, seems highly probable next to certain seems [as will be seen
presently] little short of certainty.

11 or 10
To the broaches of
these appearances as
applied to religion
it must have appeared
either that the bad
effects really
preponderant, or that
there are those by whom
they are generally thought to be

Whoever it was that by whom this maxim was first
broached (some Warburton or some such personage)
one of two things was are must have been his opinion: either that on an account
fairly taken the balance would really be prove to be found to be
on the bad side of the bad effects, or though it were not so
it would be generally thought to be so. Of the first
of these opinions nothing need here be said be observed: of the other
it may be proper to observe that it involves in it that
presuming self-sufficiency and contempt of the understandings human reason understanding
of mankind, the practical necessary consequence
of which is the endeavour to establish a universal
despotism. Men in general are radically and incurably incapable of
judging right for themselves. None are capable of judging right for me
but myself, and the few who think as I think or pretend p to
think: therefore to
prevent them from
destroying themselves
it is necessary that
we, in that
way is most agreeable
and convenient to themselves, should for ever govern them.

Identifier: | JB/104/358/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 104.



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jeremy bentham



jeremy bentham

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peregrine bingham

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"7 june 1811 quare whether to insert what follows about religion?"

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