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nor in the spirit of Christianity,- from these men an appellation the spirit of love and of a sound which assumes the question at mind.

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stowed without being converted “ Dr. Gregory throughout de- into an occasion of insult and trinominates the abettors of the umph over their opponents. There simple humanity of Christ, So- was a time when the learning and cinians, instead of employing their moderation of Lardner, and the favourite appellation of Unitari. fame and science of Priestley, ans. We rejoice that he has done combined to throw a transitory 80, and hope his example will be splendour over their system, and generally followed. To accedle to to procure from the Christian the appellation of Unitarians is to world a forbearance and complai. yield up the very point in debate:

sance to which they were ill en. for ask them what they mean by titled. That time is passed. Such Unitarian, and they will feel no rational Christians as they are, scruple in replying, that it denotes should have discernment io pera believer in one God, in oppo- ceive, that it is not with them sition to a Tritheist. That this as in months past, when the candle is not asserted at random, is evident, of their leader shone around them : as well from many other facts, as it becomes them to bow their from the following very remark. spirit to the humbled state of their able one, that, when a noted aca. fortunes. They should learn at demic was, some years since, ex- last to know themselves. The pelled from the University of Cam, world is perfectly aware, whether bridge, amidst various points which they perceive it or not, that Sohe insisted on in bis defenceone was cinianism is now a headless trunk, this,—that it was quite absurd to bleeding at every vein, and excensure him for avowing Unitarian hibiting no other symptoms of life, principles, since he never heard but its frightful convul-ions. Can but of one person who publicly a greater humiliation befal a party, declared himself not an Unitarian. than instead of a Priestley, to Now what did he mean by this have a *

* for its leader? singular assertion? Did he mean The poets were once satirically to say, that he never heard of painted in the shape of dogs, lap. more than one person who pub• ping a pure and copious stream licly affirmed his belief in a plu, issuing from the mouth of Homer. Tality of persons in the Godhead? In the instance before us, in de'This is impossible. What'could fault of the pure stream, this mis. he mean, then, but that he never erable reformer is reduced to the knew but of one person who af- necessity of swallowing and disfirmed himself not to be a believer gorging the half-digested notions in one God?—which is neither and nauseous crudities of his more nor less than to identify the master. term Unitarian with a believer in

“But why should they be offend. one God, and the term Trinitarian cd at being styleul Socinians, when with a believer in three. Let the it is undeniable that they'agree intelligent public judge, whether with Socivus in his fundamental it is not high time to withhold position, the simple humanity of

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Reflections on the Fast Day. Christ; which is all the agree. them assume any denomination ment' that subsists betwixt the they please, providing it be such followers of Calvin, and of Arnie as will fairly represent their senti. nus, and those eminent persons ? menis. Let them be styled Inii. The Calvinists are far from con- scripturalists, Humanitarians, Semicurring in every particular with Deists, Priestleians, or Socinians. Calvin, the Arminians with Ar. But let them not be designated by minius, - yet neither of them a term which is merely coveted by bave violently disclaimed these them for the purposes of chicane appellations, or considered them and imposture."--Eclectic Rericu, as terms of reproach. Why are February, 1812. ART. V. Greg. the Socinians only offended at ory's Letters. being denominated after Socinus ? Is it because they differ in the na. lure of Christ's person from that Reflections on the Fast Day, 1812. celebrated Heresiarch? This they “ One murder makes a villain," will not pretend. But they differ, and arouses the alarm, indignation from himn in many respects ! In and horror of a whole community. what respects? Is it in those re. Yet a murder differs from an ordi. spects in which his sentinents nary death, which excites no sen. gave most offence to the Christian sation beyond a very small circle, world ? Is it that they have re, inasmuch only as it is life taken ceded from him in that direction away by the hand of man, wilfully, which brings them nearer to the for some immoral end. Will generally received doctrine of the not this definition embrace much Church? Just the reverse. In the of the blood-shed occasioned by estcem of all but themselves they war? The end of war may not be have descended many degrees private revenge or robbery; but lower in the scale of error, have for every deed done by man, some plunged many fathoms deeper in man must be morally accountable; the gulph of impiety; yet with and any life needlessly taken away, an assurance, of which they have no matter under what “pomp and furnished the only example, they circumstance," is a murder; and affect to consider themselves in. as many lives as there are needjured by being styled Socinians, lessly taken away, so many mur. when they know, in their own ders are there : by needless shed. consciences, that they differ from ding of blood is understood the Socinus only in pushing the de- sacrifice of life in any case where gradation of the Saviour w a the saying of it would not occasion much greater length-and that, a worse evil than its destruction. in the views of the Christian world, in the rivers of human blood that their religious delinquencies differ' have been poured out during the from his, only as treason differs last twenty years, how much of from sedition, or sacrilege from the guilt of murder must have theft. The appellation of Socinian, been incurred! How much caras applied to them, is a term of nage amongst the defenceless and forbearance, calculated, if they innocent ! How much slaughter would suffer it, not to expose but merely for the purpose of rapine ! to hide a part of their shame. Let Even in a just war, there will, in

all probability, be a large sum of tured. They are beginning to be wickedness, for which responsibi- feared—the people express their lity attaches somewhere :--but a apprehensions in their devotionswar can never be perfectly just on but is there nothing to reform a. boib sides, and what an amount mongst us, and should we not carry of crime does that nation run up our penitence as well as our supthat wages unjust war, especially plications to the throne of the if such war be long protracted, Divine Majesty! and more especially if it be It is not meant that this coun. withal very sanguinary!-A war, try alone is criminal; patriotism however, that is just in its origin does not require us to stifle the becomes unjust, whenever ex. wish that she were! but it is for tended beyond the limits, or con. ourselves that we have to treat tinued beyond ibe moment pre- with heaven; and will any man scribed bye dire necessity. Wars of reflection maintain that our savaging all Europe, all the known late wars have been all “right in world, and filling up nearly the their origin, all right in their con. third part of the space of man's duct? Yet the moral wrong of life, import peculiar malignancy, war is an amazing complication of in one, or some, or perhaps all, evil, demanding manifold retriof the belligerents. But every party bution. justifies its own quarrel, and ap Individuals, it may be plead. peals to posterity to pronounce ed, can do but little whether toupon ihe justice of its cause, and wards national good or national confidently looks to heaven for evil; but the community is comsuccess. We are all thus deceiving posed of individuals; and in the ourselves : we fast for strife, and, order of providence, individuals with feet swift to shed blood, we at are responsible for the acts of a once tread and pollute the Chris. nation, they suffer in its advertian sanctuary.

sity or enjoy its prosperity. The Long-continued, widely-extend- pretended insignificance of indivi. ed and sanguinary war brings home duals is only a cloak for indolence, to a peçple, how secure soever or something worse: in a free from the immediate, manual vio- state, the declared opinion and Jence of hostility, some portion of feeling of individuals, when for. its evils. Greai Britain, for in. tified by reason and humanity, stance, after fighting for nearly 20 must act powerfully upon the years, now finds herself as far as Government : but where, for these ever from any one of the objects many years, have

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individuals she proposed to herself by war; listed up the voice of reason and while at the same time she sees her humanity against the con sinuance commerce gone, and with it the or even the extension of war? source of revenue to the govern- Our silence has been a virtual ment and of subsistence to the peo. concurrence with our government, ple. The evil has not yet got to its whose measures, therefore, in all head; for taxation will go on in their merit or demerit, we have creasing in the same proportion made our own. In truih, we that trade is decreasing; and the have breathed in impure air, till sad consequences to individuals and the vital sentiments of morality the public cannot be even conjec. (of public justice and charity,)

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Reflections on the Fast Day.' Christ; which is all the agree. them assume any denomination ment' that subsists betwist the they please, providing it be such followers of Calvin, and of Armi- as will fairly represent their senti. nus, and those eminent persons ? ments: Let them be styled anii. The Calvinists are far from con- scripturalists, Humanitarians, Semicurring in every particular with Deists, Priestleians, or Socinians, Calvin, the Arminians with Ar. But let them not be designated by minius, - yet neither of them a term which is merely coveted by bave violently disclaimed these them for the purposes of chicano appellations, or considered them and imposture."--Eclectic Revier, as terms of reproach. Why are February, 1812. ART. V. Greg. the Socinians only offended at ory's Letters. being denominated after Socinus? Is it because they differ in the na. lure of Christ's person from that Reflections on the Fast Day, 1812. celebrated Heresiarch? This they “ One murder makes a villain," will not pretend. But they differ, and arouses the alarm, indignation from bin in many respects! In and horror of a whole community. what respects? Is it in those re. Yet a murder differs from an ordi. spects in which his sentiments nary death, which excites no sen. gave most ofience to the Christian sation beyond a very small circle, world? Is it that they have re. inasmuch only as it is life taken ceded from him in that direction away by the hand of man, wilfully, which brings them nearer to the for some immoral end. Will generally received doctrine of the not this definition embrace much Church? Just the reverse. In the of the blood-shed occasioned by esteem of all but themselves they war? The end of war may not be have descended many degrees private revenge or robbery; but lower in the scale of error, have for every deed done by man, some plunged many fathoms deeper in man must be morally accountable; the gulph of impiety; yet with and any life needlessly taken away, an assurance, of which they have no matter under what “pomp and furnished the only example, they circumstance,” is a murder; and affect to consider themselves in. as many lives as there are need. jured by being styled Socinians, lessly taken away, so many mur. when they know, in their own ders are there : by needless shed. consciences, that they differ from ding of blood is understood the Socinus only in pushing the de- sacrifice of life in any case where gradation of the Saviour 10 a the saving of it would not occasion much greater length-and that, a worse evil than its destruction. in the views of the Christian world, in the rivers of human blood that their religious delinquencies differ' have been poured out during the from his, only as treason differs last twenty years, how much of from sedition, or sacrilege from the guilt of murder must have theft. The appellation of Socinian, been incurred! How much caras applied to them, is a term of nage amongst the defenceless and forbearance, calculated, if they innocent ! How much slaughter would suffer it, not to expose but merely for the purpose of rapine ! to hide a part of their shame. Lei Even in a just war, there will, in

all probability, be a large sum of tured. They are beginning to be wickedness, for which responsibi- feared—the people express their lity attaches somewhere :--but a apprehensions in their devotionswar can never be perfectly just on but is there nothing to reform a. boib sides, and what an amount mongst us, and should we not carry of crime does that nation run up our penitence as well as our supthat wages unjust war, especially plications to the throne of the if such war be long protracted, Divine Majesty ! and more especially if it be It is not meant that this coun. withal very sanguinary !-A war, try alone is criminal; patriotism however, that is just in its origin does not require us to stifle the becomes unjust, whenever exwish that she were! but it is for tended beyond the limits, or con. ourselves that we have to treat tinued beyond the moment pre. with heaven; and will any man scribed bye dire necessity. Wars of reflection maintain that our ravaging all Europe, all the known late wars have been all right in world, and filling up nearly the their origin, all right in their conthird part of the space of man's duct? Yet the moral wrong of life, import peculiar nalignancy, war is an amazing complication of in one, or some, or perhaps all, evil, demanding manifold retriof the belligerents. But every party bution. justifies its own quarrel, and ap Individuals, it may be pleadpeals to posterity to pronounce ed, can do but litile whether toupon the justice of its cause, and wards national good or national confidently looks to heaven for evil; but the community is comsuccess. We are all thus deceiving posed of individuals; and in the ourselves : we fast for strife, and, order of providence, individuals with feet swift to shed blood, we at are responsible for the acts of a once tread and pollute the Chris. nation, -they suffer in its advertian sanctuary.

sity or enjoy its prosperity. The Long.continued, widely-extend. pretended insignificance of indivi. ed and sanguinary war brings home duals is only a cloak for indolence, to a people, how secure soever or something worse: in a free from the immediate, manual vio- state, the declared opinion and lence of hostility, some portion of feeling of individuals, when for. its evils. Great Britain, for in- tified by reason and humanity, stance, after fighting for nearly 20 must act powerfully upon the years, now finds herself as far as Government : but where, for these ever from any one of the objects many years, have any individuals she proposed to herself by war; lifted up the voice of reason and while at the same time she sees her humanity against the con:inuance commerce gone, and with it the or even the extension of war? source of revenue to the govern- Our silence has been a virtual ment and of subsistence to the peo. concurrence with our government, ple. The evil has not yet got to its whose measures, therefore, in all head; for taxation will go on in their merit or demerit, we have creasing in the same proportion made our own. In truth, we thai trade is; decreasing; and the have breathed in impure air, till sad consequences to individuals and the vital sentiments of morality the public cannot be even conjec. (of public justice and charity,)

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