And by separating there three series into their component parts, we shall find in the three eldest sisters, Hindoo architecture, Egyptian architecture, Romanesque architecture, the same symbol; that is to say, theocracy, caste, unity, dogma, myth, God: and for the three younger sisters, Phoenician architecture, Greek architecture, Gothic architecture, whatever, nevertheless, may be the diversity of form inherent in their nature, the same signification also; that is to say, liberty, the people, man.
In these architectures it seems as though the rigidity of the dogma had spread over the stone like a sort of second petrifaction.
"Maybe it is easier for two nations to come to terms when the strife has arisen out of some question of material interests," said the justice of the peace; "while wars undertaken with the idea of supporting dogmas
are bound to be interminable, because the object can never be clearly defined."
No bitterness or empty hate dictated his vituperations against existing values and against the dogmas
of his parents and forefathers.
I shall devote myself for a time to the examination of the Roman Catholic dogmas
, and to a careful study of the workings of their system: if I find it to be, as I half suspect it is, the one best calculated to ensure the doing of all things decently and in order, I shall embrace the tenets of Rome and probably take the veil."
Grant so happily blended the universally received opinions of the Christian faith with the dogmas
of his own church that, although none were entirely exempt from the influence of his reasons, very few took any alarm at the innovation.
It is something beyond sects and beyond dogmas
. It is rather an alteration of perspective, a shifting of our sense of proportion, a vivid realization that we are insignificant and evanescent creatures, existing on sufferance and at the mercy of the first chill wind from the unknown.
Millward was mighty in important dogmas
and sententious jokes, pompous anecdotes and oracular discourses, dealt out for the edification of the whole assembly in general, and of the admiring Mrs.
"You have no warranty for such an audacious doctrine, nor any covenant to support it," cried David who was deeply tinctured with the subtle distinctions which, in his time , and more especially in his province, had been drawn around the beautiful simplicity of revelation, by endeavoring to penetrate the awful mystery of the divine nature, supplying faith by self-sufficiency, and by consequence, involving those who reasoned from such human dogmas
in absurdities and doubt; "your temple is reared on the sands, and the first tempest will wash away its foundation.
In his early works there is much conventional piety, no doubt sincere so far as it goes; and he always took a strong intellectual interest in the problems of medieval theology; but he became steadily and quietly independent in his philosophic outlook and indeed rather skeptical of all definite dogmas
"Better a thousand times he should be a milksop than what he, Hunsden, calls 'a fine lad;' and moreover she says that if Hunsden were to become a fixture in the neighbourhood, and were not a mere comet, coming and going, no one knows how, when, where, or why, she should be quite uneasy till she had got Victor away to a school at least a hundred miles off; for that with his mutinous maxims and unpractical dogmas
, he would ruin a score of children."
We must have separation of church and state or we end up with ISIS (and other like-minded religious groups) implementing capital punishment simply because others "believe" different dogma
. Ditto for Jesus who received capital punishment because he "believed" he was the Messiah (blasphemy).