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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection
Inconsistency: Glossed Over
'Silk is interdicted by Mussulman law as being an excrement. They elude this prohibition by mixing a very little cotton with it.' After the same manner it is growing too common at what are called Penny Readings, to indulge in. the idlest jesting and absurdity, and then to pass off the whole entertainment respectably by singing the doxology, or pronouncing the benediction; the religion being to the foolery, in the proportion of the bread to the sack in Falstaff's reckoning. Do men imagine that Christ's laws are to be as easily evaded as Mahomet's? Do they dream that the 'very little cotton' will sanctify all the forbidden fabric? The, illustration may be applied in many other ways besides that which we have here indicated.
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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Inconsistency: Glossed Over'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fff/i/inconsistency-glossed-over.html. 1870.
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26