The Altar Fire Arthur Christopher Benson

ISBN: 9781592245109

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The Altar Fire  by  Arthur Christopher Benson

The Altar Fire by Arthur Christopher Benson
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We show how weak our faith really is in the continuance of personal identity after death, by allowing the lapse of time to affect the question at all- just as we should consider it a horrible profanation to exhume and exhibit the body of a man whoMoreWe show how weak our faith really is in the continuance of personal identity after death, by allowing the lapse of time to affect the question at all- just as we should consider it a horrible profanation to exhume and exhibit the body of a man who had been buried a few years ago, while we approve of the action of archaeologists who explore Egyptian sepulchers, subscribe to their operations, and should consider a man a mere sentimentalist who suggested that the mummies exhibited in museums ought to be sent back for interment in their original tombs.

We think vaguely that a man who died a few years ago would in some way be outraged if his body were to be publicly displayed, while we do not for an instant regard the possible feelings of delicate and highly-born Egyptian ladies, on whose seemly sepulture such anxious and tender care was expended so many centuries ago. . . .



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