The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Sanitary and Social Lectures by Charles Kingsley:|
and of you, now that you are once fairly warned of your
responsibility, will your brothers' blood be required." Conceive
Sanitary Reformers expecting this of "ministers," let their
denomination be what it might--many of the poor men, too, with a
wife and seven children! Truly has it been said, that nothing is
so cruel as the unreasonableness of a fanatic.
They forgot, too, that sanitary science, like geology, must be at
first sight "suspect" in the eyes of the priests of all
denominations, at least till they shall have arrived at a much
higher degree of culture than they now possess.
Like geology, it interferes with that Deus e machina theory of