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- n. Plural form of Butlerian.
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This great truth I learned of the Butlerians: Though the forms and objects of religious belief wax old as a garment and are changed, faith, which is, after all, the precious thing, endures forever.
The Butlerians admire Butler for his brilliant attack on romantic relations between the sexes.
The Butlerians admire Butler for his withering attack on family life, notably in The Way of All Flesh; and many a studious literary man with a talkative wife and eight romping children would, of course, admit an occasional flash of romantic envy for Butlers bachelor apartments.
Considering his opportunities, he is sparing in composed studies of his subject based on his own direct observation; and, with all his ingenuousness and his shocking but illuminating indiscretions, he is frequently silent as a tomb where he must certainly possess information for which every reader will inquire, particularly those readers who do not, like the Butlerians, accept Samuel Butler as the happy reincarnation of moderation, common sense and fearless honesty.
UNTIL I met the Butlerians I used to think that the religious spirit in our times was very precious, there was so little of it.
All such I intend to include in the collection; and I hope that other Butlerians will see fit to make additions to it.