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savage, and bestial. The superstitious put their trust in sculptors, casters, and moulders, give God a human form and fashion, make and worship these creations. They despise philosophers and statesmen, when these point to the union in God of majesty with goodness, magnanimity, kindliness, benignity. Atheism is insensitive and incredulous of a beneficial power, superstition is frightened and confused in its presence. In fine, atheism is insensitiveness towards an unrecognized Deity, superstition is oversensitiveness towards a good being fancied to be evil.
First observe the atheist in misfortune, and note his disposition. If generally reasonable, he takes things in silence as they come, and looks to himself for help and consolation. If resentful or extremely distressed, he directs his complaints against chance and fortune, and exclaims that there is no justice or providence in the world, and that the whole course of human life is chaotic, confused, and disordered. That is not the method of the superstitious man. If the least misfortune befalls him he goes and builds on the top of his distress a great pile of distressing and ineradicable troubles. He calls to mind terrors, fears, suspicions, disorders, and levels at his fate every kind of lamentation and complaint. Instead of blaming man or fortune or the occasion or himself, he lays all at the door of God, and declares that a divine deluge of disaster is pouring from the Deity upon him. He supposes that he is not unlucky but odious to Heaven, that he is being punished and chastened by the gods, and that all his sufferings are deserved and due to his own offences. The atheist when he is ill recalls and reckons up excesses in food or drink, disorders in his way of life, excessive fatigues, unusual changes of climate or locality. When he suffers a political reverse, or loses his popular reputation, or falls into discredit with the emperor, he looks for the cause in himself and his entourage :
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