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" Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments employed by the Deity in admonishing us to avoid any mode of conduct which is not suited to our being, and will consequently injure our happiness. "
An Essay on the Principle of Population: Or, a View of Its Past and Present ... - Page 297
by Thomas Robert Malthus - 1809
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A Summons of Wakening; Or, The Evil Tendency and Danger of Speculative ...

William Keir - Law - 1807 - 284 pages
...plausible truths ; and,. like the devil, he calls upon God to witness that they are so. He says, Jf ive be intemperate in eating and drinking, we are disordered...fail to commit acts of which we afterwards repent. These, we know, are unquestionable truths ; but we know also, that the unrestrained indulgence of the...
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Readings in Social Problems

Albert Benedict Wolfe - Social problems - 1916 - 826 pages
...support, we have been prevented from attending to the clear dictates of reason and nature on this subject. Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...and will consequently injure our happiness. If we are intemperate in eating and drinking, our health is disordered ; if we indulge the transports of...
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Readings in Social Problems

Albert Benedict Wolfe - Social problems - 1916 - 828 pages
...support, we have been prevented from attending to the clear dictates of reason and nature on this subject. Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...mode of conduct which is not suited to our being, kand will consequently injure our happiness. If we are intemperate in eating and drinking, our health...
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The Post-Darwinian Controversies: A Study of the Protestant Struggle to Come ...

James R. Moore - Religion - 1981 - 536 pages
...which natural and moral evils contribute to a process of preparation for the future life. They are 'the instruments employed by the Deity in admonishing...suited to our being, and will consequently injure our happiness'.*1 If, for example, both population and food were to increase in the same proportion, there...
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Looking Into the Seeds of Time: The Price of Modern Development

Y. S. Brenner - Business & Economics - 508 pages
...produces." 2 But then, contraception seems to be the answer, 13 however not for Malthus. For him the 'natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...being, and will consequently injure our happiness'. 14 So Malthus combines the old with the new - the traditional teachings of the church with those of...
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An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas Robert Maltus - Social Science - 2006 - 293 pages
...support, we have been prevented from attending to the clear dictates of reason and nature on this subject. Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...Deity in admonishing us to avoid any mode of conduct 151 152 The Principle of Population which is not suited to our being, and will consequently injure...
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Washing the Brain: Metaphor and Hidden Ideology

Andrew Goatly - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2007 - 464 pages
...This is a theme taken up in Malthus, who regards goodness as leading to pleasure and evil to pain. Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...fail to commit acts of which we afterwards repent (Malthus 1992: 208). And if we multiply too fast, we die miserably of poverty and contagious diseases....
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The Fear of Beggars: Stewardship and Poverty in Christian Ethics

Kelly S. Johnson - Religion - 2007 - 247 pages
...upon themselves the miseries associated with overpopulation, which God applies as moral correctives. "Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...being, and will consequently injure our happiness." As overeating makes one ill and anger leads to acts we later regret, so overpopulation produces poverty...
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An Essay on the Principle of Population

Thomas Robert Malthus - Social Science - 2013 - 293 pages
...support, we have been prevented from attending to the clear dictates of reason and nature on this subject. Natural and moral evil seem to be the instruments...Deity in admonishing us to avoid any mode of conduct 151 152 The Principle of Population which is not suited to our being, and will consequently injure...
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