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The law punishes false imprisonment as a crime; the person unlawfully imprisoned also has a civil action for damages.
Is it not calumniating a just God, to say that He punishes men for their faults, even in the present life?
A God who punishes the faults which He could have prevented, is a being who lacks wisdom, goodness, and equity.
In a God who punishes the being he has tempted, or subjected to temptation, do you perceive any equity?
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
The God who is so just, sometimes punishes men who cannot divine the cause of his vengeance.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
They are the publication of natural religion,--that God is a rewarder of virtuous actions, and punishes wicked deeds.
He arrests, punishes and banishes, where there is trace of cooperation or connection with Deserter Fritz and his schemes.
He foreordains their sins and then punishes his children for sins that he wills them to commit.
My mother rebuked me for this, and said, "God punishes any one who calls his mother Mama Kuza."
This restless and tormenting passion for gold punishes them for aiming at other advantages by love than love itself.

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machinateverb (used with or without object) | [mak-uh-neyt ]SEE DEFINITION