"God has this attribute
that He is a jealous God; and therefore His worship and religion will
endure no mixture nor partner."
"It is true, that a little
philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy brings
about man's mind to religion: for while the mind of man looketh upon
second causes scattered, it may sometimes rest in them, and go no further;
but when it beholdeth the chain of them confederate and linked together,
it must needs fly to Providence and Deity."
"They that deny a God
destroy man's nobility; for certainly man is of kin to the beasts in his
body; and, if he be not of kin to God by his spirit, he is a base and
"It is better to have no
opinion of God at all, than such an opinion as is unworthy of him: for the
one is unbelief the other is contumely; and certainly superstition is the
reproach of the Deity."
F. The Essays of Lord Bacon. London: Longman
and Green, Co., 1875.