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    Father the devil


    Can anybody help me with the bold text?

    His undoubtedly great all-round mind led him to see that One Infallible Authority is necessary to any religion. Rome had this in the Pope; he followed the apostasy of Luther, and proposed to replace this with the Bible. Now, since the Bible is the actual word of God, dictated by the Holy Ghost -- else where is its authority? -- this word must be taken literally in every part as well as in the whole. Now you may formulate a sorites from any one text and another sorites from any other. But a contradiction in your conclusions will not invalidate either of your first premises!
    This involves a somewhat complex metaphysic, in spite of the fact that metaphysic, being the work of heathen philosophers, is of its father the devil.
    It is, however, impossible in practice to corner a Plymouth Brother in these or any other ways, because he scents danger from afar and replies with an argumentum ad hominem on these simple lines:
    I am saved.

    Aleister Crowley, The Death Bed Repetance, 1916

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Father the devil

    Metaphysics comes from the devil.

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