FERGUS, Henry Quotes
(fl. 1830), English historian and theologian
Atheism is never the error of society, in any stage or circumstance whatever. —In the belief of a Deity savage and sage have alike agreed.—The great error has been, not the denial of one God, but the belief of many; but polytheism has been a popular and poetical, rather than a philosophical error.
By the word chance we merely express our ignorance of the cause of any fact or effect—not that we think that chance was itself the cause.