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Vain and foolish were the motives that had brought most of the adventurers to the Crystal Hills; but none so vain, so foolish, and so impious too, as that of the scoffer with the prodigious spectacles.
What if the acts he had reconciled himself to because they made him a stronger instrument of the divine glory, were to become the pretext of the scoffer, and a darkening of that glory?
Involuntarily he glanced up and around to see if there were any trace of those opportune levin-flashes and thunderbolts which, in the "Acta Sanctorum," were wont so often to cut short the loose talk of the scoffer. The autumn sun streamed down as brightly as ever, and the peaceful red path still wound in front of them through the rustling, yellow-tinted forest, Nature seemed to be too busy with her own concerns to heed the dignity of an outraged pontiff.
Not the cruellest scoffer of them all could doubt now.
You are a scoffer, a man of the world, a cavalry officer, and, though not without brains, you do not realize how profound is your thought, nor how true.
We know truth when we see it, let skeptic and scoffer say what they choose.
Saifullah Nosherwani and Zia Ahmed 18 points each were the main scoffers for the winners with good support from Mubashir who scored 16 valuable points.
Paul made it clear to many scoffers of Jesus death and resurrection "that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures" (1 Cor.
To hear of Wordsworth and Hemans appearing in Victorian sermons should come as no surprise, but readers accustomed to remembering Byron and Shelley as scoffers and radicals may find themselves astonished at the rhetorical ingenuity of preachers like Stopford Brooke and Charles Haddon Spurgeon--figures who have often appeared in the margins of literary histories but here come to life in their native environments.
Psalm 1:1-2 teaches, "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night."
The four operated illegally, risking the lives of many innocent people," Mr Ali said, adding they had been illegally earning from public scoffers for many years.
Scoffers will say too that clerics magnify the concept of Hell in order to make themselves more respectable and acceptable, as in granters of Penance.