I have never expected any advantage from the publication of it. If it pays its own expenses I shall be satisfied.
It would mortify me to have the publishers incur debt by it.
It is wonderful how shy even liberal ministers generally are about trusting people with the plain truth concerning their religion.
They want to veil it in a supernatural haze.
They are very reluctant to part with the old idea that God has given to Jews and Christians a peculiar monopoly of truth.
It is a selfish view of God's government of the world, and it is time that we knew enough to outgrow it.