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Comment 11 by Mark Jones

Also, Faraday's Sandemanianism was a result of childhood indoctrination...his father was a church elder.

His adherence to the Sandemanian sect, which taught Christian values and doctrine but emphasized the love rather than the judgment of a divine creator, was a source of strength for him. But he separated his faith from his scientific investigations.

"I do not think it at all necessary to tie the study of the natural sciences and religion together, and in my intercourse with my fellow creatures, that which is religious, and that which is philosophical, have ever been two distinct things," Faraday said in a letter to an acquaintance. Faraday was sacrificial in that he turned down many opportunities to make money from his knowledge and inventions, believing that, of the roads to wealth and truth, he must apply himself to the later at the sacrifice of the former.

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