By Fernando Antenio Nogueira Pessoa
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99 As in the earlier years, his attitude remained characterised by sympathetic and interested detachment: he refused to join the Rationalist Press Association ('by belonging to a philosophic association [writers of imaginative works, whose effect depends largely on detachment] place themselves in this difficulty, that they are mis-read as propagandist when they mean to be simply artistic and delineative'), 100 although elsewhere he would be prepared to recognise the importance of the movement: I am not a Positivist,...
67 It was exactly in notes describing Hardy's memories of the services he attended in the late 1880s and early 1890s and of the visits he made in those years to a number of various historical churches in Britain and on the Continent that his view of Christianity received its most appealing, if not always precisely most direct, expression. The tone is in most cases that of a detached observer, carefully noting, in a voice not entirely free from a certain sense of intellectual superiority, the paradoxes inherent in the situations he is describing, but at the same time occasionally betraying traces of deep emotional response to what his rationalist self feels bound to reject.
28 Elsewhere, Hardy notices the problem of narrow-mindedness and intolerance, often deriving from and existing side by side with inflexibly doctrinaire religious belief: Intolerance: - 'In 1553 Michael Servetus, in an abstruse book (Christianismi Restitutio) gave the first account of a pulmonary circulation [of the b l o o d ] . . '29 22 Thomas Hardy and the Church Hardy's attention was also drawn to critical press comments on the clergy - thus, for example, he promptly noted the very unfavourable remarks that the Saturday Review and the Athenaeum made about Charles Richard Sumner, Bishop of Winchester, calling him 'conspicuous by the very intensity of his mediocrity' 30 and a 'notable example of luck without merit', 31 as well as questioning, on the grounds of propriety, the way he obtained his ecclesiastical appointment: The flesh befriending the church.