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Dwarfs: Spiritual

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There was once in London a club of small men, whose qualification for membership lay in their not exceeding five feet in height; these dwarfs held, or pretended to hold, the opinion that they were nearer the perfection of manhood than others, for they argued that primeval men had been far more gigantic than the present race, and consequently that the way of progress was to grow less and less, and that the human race as it perfected itself would become as diminutive as themselves. Such a club of Christians might be established in most cities, and without any difficulty might attain to an enormously numerous membership; for the notion is common that our dwarfish Christianity is, after all, the standard, and many even imagine that nobler Christians are enthusiasts, fanatical and hot-blooded, while they themselves are cool because they are wise, and indifferent because they are intelligent.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Dwarfs: Spiritual'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​d/dwarfs-spiritual.html. 1870.
 
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