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Yet how is it attainable to equalize the trustworthy and the Giaour, the Mussulman and the Rajah earlier than the Koran? to do this it is important, actually, to supplant the Koran by way of a brand new civil code, in different phrases to collapse the framework of Turkish society and create a brand new order of items out of its ruins. nevertheless, the most characteristic that distinguishes the Greek confession from all different branches of the Christian religion, is similar id of country and Church, of civil and ecclesiastical existence. So in detail interwoven have been nation and Church within the Byzantine Empire, that it really is most unlikely to write down the background of the single with no writing the background of the opposite. In Russia an identical id prevails, even though there, in contradistinction to the Byzantine Empire, the Church has been remodeled into the mere software of the kingdom, the device of subjugation at domestic and of aggression in another country. within the Ottoman Empire in conformity with the Oriental notions of the Turks, the Byzantine theocracy has been allowed to advance itself to this sort of measure, that the parson of a parish is whilst the pass judgement on, the mayor, the instructor, the executor of testaments, the assessor of taxes, the ever present factotum of civil lifestyles, no longer the servant, however the grasp of all paintings. the most reproach to be forged upon the Turks during this regard isn't really that they've crippled the privileges of the Christian priesthood, yet, to the contrary, that less than their rule this all-embracing oppressive tutelage, keep an eye on, and interference of the Church has been authorised to soak up the complete sphere of social life. Mr Fallmerayer very amusingly tells us, in his Orientalische Briefe, how a Greek priest was once rather astonished while he trained him that the Latin clergy loved no civil authority in any respect, and needed to practice no profane enterprise. ‘How,’ exclaimed the priest, ‘do our Latin brethren contrive to kill time? ’ it's undeniable then that to introduce a brand new civil code in Turkey, a code altogether abstracted from faith, and in line with a whole separation of kingdom and Church, will be not just to abolish Mahometanism, but in addition to collapse the Greek Church as now validated in that Empire. Can anybody be credulous adequate to think in sturdy earnest that the timid and reactionary valetudinarians of the current British govt have ever conceived the belief of venture this sort of monstrous job, concerning an ideal social revolution, in a rustic like Turkey? The suggestion is absurd. they could simply entertain it for the aim of throwing dirt within the eyes of the English humans and of Europe. The English center type 1854 And as regards the journeyman of all descriptions, in what relation does he stand to his corporation? All comprehend with what competition the employers met the ‘Ten Hours’ invoice. The Tories, out of spite for the new lack of the Corn legislation, helped the operating category to get it; but if handed, the experiences of the district supervisors express with what shameless crafty and petty under-hand treacheries it was once refrained from.

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