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Selected Interviews with Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 1

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A controversial lecturer, brilliant lawyer, and arguably the most famous orator of the mid to late 1800's, Ingersoll railed against the absurdities of the Bible and cruelties of Christianity, particularly the horrific notion of "eternal damnation". He tirelessly supported the arts, education, science, women’s rights, abolition, home, family, children, and human liberty. As a leader of the Freethought movement, his creed was: “Happiness is the only good, Reason the only torch, Justice the only worship, Humanity the only religion, and Love the only priest.” He was often attacked in the press. Here are 30 published interviews in which Ingersoll spoke extemporaneously, bitingly, sometimes hilariously, on a wide range of topics with newspaper reporters of the day. (Compiled from The Works Of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 8, Dresden Edition, Pub. 1900. Summary by Michele Fry (5 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Orators and Oratory

7:50

Read by Ted Delorme

How To Become An Orator

13:26

Read by Ted Delorme

My Belief and Unbelief

4:06

Read by Claudia Salto

A Reply to the Rev. L. A. Banks

10:08

Read by Claudia Salto

Mrs. Van Cott, The Revivalist

3:21

Read by Claudia Salto

Reply To Chicago Critics

13:46

Read by Michele Fry

Miracles and Immortality

14:40

Read by Michele Fry

Psychical Research and the Bible

16:43

Read by Michele Fry

Blasphemy

6:53

Read by Claudia Salto

This Century's Glories

18:25

Read by Michele Fry

Divorce

10:09

Read by Claudia Salto

The Sunday Laws Of Pittsburg

5:52

Read by Claudia Salto

The Oath Question

18:49

Read by Michele Fry

Ingersoll and Beecher

6:54

Read by Michele Fry

District Suffrage

9:47

Read by Claudia Salto

Reply To The Christian Endeavorers

5:45

Read by Julia Niedermaier

Mr. Beecher, Moses and the Negro

17:07

Read by Michele Fry

Sunday A Day Of Pleasure

5:23

Read by Julia Niedermaier

Hades, Delaware and Free Thought

18:29

Read by Michele Fry

A Reply To The Rev. Mr. Lansing

7:28

Read by Julia Niedermaier

Free Trade and Christianity

22:58

Read by Michele Fry

Beaconsville, Lent and Revivals

7:37

Read by Chris Chapman

My Belief

7:04

Read by Phil Chenevert

Labor Question and Socialism

14:32

Read by Herman Roskams

Athiesm and Citizenship

6:02

Read by Herman Roskams

Funeral of John G. Mills and Immortality

28:10

Read by Claudia Salto

Religion In Politics

9:53

Read by Claudia Salto

Shakespeare and Bacon

10:37

Read by Claudia Salto

Political and Religious

17:15

Read by Michele Fry

The Interviewers

6:16

Read by Claudia Salto

Bewertungen

So!

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Eternal damnation is something that could occur if you murder, or rape, or something else that awful. And, sadly, if you do get damned for eternity, given the extremities required to become damned in the first place, I would sadly have to say there’s an extremely good chance you deserved it. As always, it’s ok if you disagree with me, I am just voicing my opinion!

Good Job!

(5 Sterne)

I'm so proud of all my readers on this project, both men and women, Americans and Europeans, who joined in to bring Ingersoll's personality alive. They proved that his spirit is not at all about gender or nationality, but ATTITUDE! Grateful to you all. Michele Fry, Book Coordinator