Men, Women and Gods, by Robert Green Ingersoll

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Men, Women, and Gods.

  1. Accident Insurance.
  2. Chiefly Women.
  3. Why Women Support it.
  4. What it Teaches.
  5. The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge.
  6. Knowledge Not a Crime.
  7. As Much Inspired as Any of it.

Vicarious Atonement.

  1. Fear.
  2. Beginning to Think.
  3. Creeds.
  4. Self-Control what We Need.
  5. Vicarious Atonement Not a Christian Invention.
  6. Twin Monsters Inherited from Intellectual Pigmies.
  7. Geographical Religion.
  8. Revelation.
  9. Evidence of Faith.
  10. Did he Talk?
  11. What You May Think.
  12. Intellectual Gag-Law.
  13. The Vicarious Theory the Cause of Crime.
  14. Revision.
  15. The Church’s Money-Box.
  16. Shall Progress Stop?

Historical Facts and Theological Fictions.

  1. Church Fictions.
  2. Historical Facts.
  3. Civilization.
  4. Comparative Status.
  5. Women as Persons.
  6. Education.
  7. As Wives.
  8. Not Woman’s Friend.
  9. Morals.*

Appendix

Address to the Clergy and Others.

Letter to the Cleveland Congress of Freethinkers, October, 1885.

MEN, WOMEN, AND GODS,

AND

OTHER LECTURES.

By Helen H. Gardener.

With An Introduction By Robert G. Ingersoll.

Twelfth Edition.

New York:

The Truth Seeker Company,

28 Lafayette Place.

Copyright, By Helen H. Gardener,

1885.

THIS LITTLE VOLUME

IS

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

WITH THE LOVE OF THE AUTHOR, TO

MRS. EVA INGERSOLL,

THE BRAVE, HAPPY WIFE OF AMERICA’S GREATEST ORATOR,

AND WOMAN’S TRUEST FRIEND.

IN HER BEAUTIFUL HOME-LIFE SUPERSTITION AND FEAR HAVE NEVER

ENTERED; HUMAN EQUALITY AND FREEDOM HAVE

THEIR HIGHEST ILLUSTRATION;

AND

TIME HAS DEEPENED YOUTHFUL LOVE INTO A DIVINER WORSHIP

THAN ANGELS OFFER OR THAN GODS INSPIRE.

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