Samuel Butler quote about God from The Note-Books of Samuel Butler - An Apology for the Devil . . . It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
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An Apology for the Devil . . . It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
 Samuel Butler, The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912). copy citation

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Author Samuel Butler
Source The Note-Books of Samuel Butler
Topic God story devil
Date 1912
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6173/6173-h/6173-h.htm

Context

“An idea must not be condemned for being a little shy and incoherent; all new ideas are shy when introduced first among our old ones. We should have patience and see whether the incoherency is likely to wear off or to wear on, in which latter case the sooner we get rid of them the better.
An Apology for the Devil It must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Hallelujah When we exclaim so triumphantly «Hallelujah! for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth» we only mean that we think no small beer of ourselves, that our God is a much greater God than any one else's God, that he was our father's God before us, and that it is all right, respectable and as it should be.” source

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