Jean La Placette on transubstantiation and infidelity

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And this is one of the Effects which your Transubstantiation operates, destroying the most convincing Arguments you can offer the Infidels, and giving them an infallible means to defend themselves, and right to maintain, That if these Proofs be good, Transubstantiation is not a part of the Christian Religion; or if Transubstantiation be a part of the Christian Religion, these Proofs he of no validity.

It’s certain, if they be Men endued with sense, they will lay hold of the first of these Propositions. In effect it’s apparent, That Mr. Huet‘s Proof, are valid, and good in themselves; whereas ’tis not certain, That Transubstantiation is one of the Doctrines which Christianity teaches, not to say that it ought to be taken for granted, that it is not one of them.

It is so strange and offensive, and so little agrees with the whole Body of revealed Truths; either in general, or particular, that a Man needs only the use of his Senses, free from all prejudices, to perceive, That this comes not from the same Spring, and that the Author of Christianity is a very different Person from the Author of Transubstantiation. ...

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