The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 4

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(4.3 stars; 15 reviews)

Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, one of the greatest orators of the mid-19th century, was a highly sought after lecturer/toastmaster who sold out every hall he engaged throughout America. He was an ardent abolitionist, agnostic, humanist, humanitarian, supporter of the arts, and woman's rights, and member of the Unitarian Church, who railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of Christianity, praised technology, inventors, authors and great statemen for their contributions to the uplift of mankind. Mark Twain, a contemporary of Ingersoll, reported that no one could stir up a crowd like Ingersoll, and that by the end of the Colonel's toast at General Grant's Victory Banquet after the Civil War, everyone was standing on chairs and tables stomping, cheering, crying and madly waving their napkins. ( Summary by Michele Fry) (11 hr 4 min)


Why I Am An Agnostic - Part 1 44:51 Read by Michele Fry
Why I Am An Agnostic - Part 2 40:12 Read by Michele Fry
The Truth 1:04:42 Read by Ted Delorme
How To Reform Mankind 51:22 Read by KirksVoice
A Thanksgiving Sermon, Part 1 38:06 Read by Michele Fry
A Thanksgiving Sermon, Part 2 31:41 Read by Michele Fry
A Lay Sermon 35:29 Read by Sean Grabosky
The Foundations Of Faith, Part 1 30:01 Read by Libby Gohn
The Foundations Of Faith, Part 2 34:05 Read by Libby Gohn
Superstition, Part 1 54:27 Read by JoeD
Superstition, Part 2 45:54 Read by JoeD
The Devil 50:53 Read by TRUEBRIT
The Devil, Part 2 26:50 Read by TRUEBRIT
Progress, Part 1 44:55 Read by Julia Niedermaier
Progress, Part 2 28:57 Read by Julia Niedermaier
What Is Religion? 41:38 Read by Herman Roskams



(1.5 stars)

What, exactly, are the “cruelties of Christianity?” Asking for money so that they can feed the hungry and keep the church from falling down?! THAT is considered BAD?! Well… to cut this some slack, this WAS written a long time ago, and then, the church wasn’t quite as… fair as it is now. So, the church has fixed most, if not all, of his complaints about the church. Thank you for writing this book, my faith in Catholicism is now stronger, as is my trust in the church, for fixing some of the more real issues complained about here. Alright if you disagree with me, just voicing my opinion. 1.5 stars only because the readers were good.