Saturday, March 29, 2008
or Sacred Writings of the several nations, the Chinese, the Hindoos, the
Persians, the Hebrews, and others, as the Scripture of mankind. The New
Testament is still, perhaps, too much on the lips and in the hearts of men
to be called a Scripture in this sense. Such a juxtapostion and comparison
might help to liberalize the faith of men. This is a work which Time will
surely edit, reserved to crown the labors of the printing press. This would
be the Bible, or Book of Books, which let the missionaries carry to the
uttermost parts of the earth."
-Henery David Thoreau
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
I was surprised to find this jewel among his writings along the river.
Wonder what he would think about the World Wide Web?