For one who had been reared in a Scotch Presbyterian environment

For one who had been reared in a Scotch Presbyterian environment

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For one who had been reared in a Scotch Presbyterian environment, his departure from customary  religious practices and beliefs was shocking to many of his associates and friends. Their criticism of  his behavior was annoying and at times caused him no little inconvenience, but he always remained  true to his own convictions, and he never compromised his stand on any important issue in order to  gain personal or financial advantage for himself. He was an independent thinker and had the  courage to say in writing as well as orally what he thought was wrong about the society in which he  lived. His candor and forthrightness on matters pertaining to both politics and religion furnished the  occasion for many vigorous controversies. These were always carried on in a spirit of goodwill and  without any personal animosity. Hume's critics might find all sorts of objection to his ideas, but they were never able to point to any 
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Houston.

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