Robert Ingersoll exemplified the worst in Skepticism today, as one who delivered simple-minded "reader response" judgments. Many wrote responses to him in his own day, and we'll be looking to provide these. For now these are mostly references with just a couple of active links. ("Whinger," by the way, is an Aussie way of saying "whiner.")
What Must we do to be saved, or, Paul against Ingersoll:
the question beautifully answered from the Orthodox standpoint .... Jamestown, N.Y.: Chautauqua Democrat Print., 1881. 19 p.: 1 port.; 21 cm.
Ingersoll Answered from the Bible; and, Ingersoll against himself: being a refutation of infidelity, in defense of the word of God. Utica, T.J.
Griffiths, 1888. 2nd edition, revised. 236 pp.
The Bible is its best defender when permitted
to speak. Many of its assailants have shown
great ignorance of its contents.
A candid and careful perusal, such as would be
given to a legal document where a fortune is involved,
would convert any man who ever wrote
against it. Much has been written in reply to the
arguments of R. G. Ingersoll against the Scriptures.
Why another volume?
1. While there have been Replies to single Lectures,
we have never seen a general Reply to all of
his Lectures or Books against the Bible.
2. Many of the Replies have not only been confined to some one Lecture, but to unauthorized reports
of the same, published in newspapers or
elsewhere, which reports were not officially endorsed
COL. INGERSOLL'S NOTE TO THE PUBLIC.
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 10, 1880.
I wish to notify the public that all books and pamphlets purporting to contain my Lectures, and not containing the imprint
of Mr. C. P. Farrell as publisher, are spurious. * I take
this course to warn the public that these publications are fraud,
ulent, the only correct editions being those published by Mr. C.
P. Farrell. ROBERT G. INGERSOLL.
We have secured from Mr. C. P. Farrell copies
of the following works: The Gods and Other Lectures, The Ghosts and
Other Lectures, Some Mistakes of Moses, Ingersoll's
Interviews on Talmage, What Must We Do to be
Saved, The Ohristian Religion, or Ingersoll-Black
Controversy, Orthodoxy, and Ingersoll Catechised.
In these "Correct Editions" Mr. Ingersoll cannot
evade his statements.
3. His self-contradictions are exposed, Ingersoll
in one Lecture being quoted against Ingersoll in
the same or in another Lecture.
4. The Bible is allowed to speak first in its own
defense, in reply to Ingersoll, and is made a prominent
witness as in no other work.
The Bible never suffers from fair attacks upon
it, and one cannot hope to gain much for his cause
5. As Infidelity is constantly assailing the Scriptures,
there is necessity of a continual refutation.
It is not merely Ingersoll's statements that we attack,
but also the system of Infidelity of which he
is an exponent.
6. Many accept the statements of leading Infidels
without investigating the Bible, and need to
see the Scriptural side of the question. They hide
behind Atheistic fortifications without knowing
the weakness of their defense.
7. Several seeming contradictions of the Bible
are made clear.
For conciseness and ready reference we have
arranged the subjects through the work alphabetically,
and also inserted a table of indexed contents.
OLIN MARVIN OWEN.
UTIOA, N. Y., 1888.
Reply to Colonel Ingersoll's "What shall I do to be saved.". London, Simpkin Marshall & Co. 46 p. 14 cm.
Redwine, Fletcher H.
The Infidel boomerang tested: or A review of R.G. Ingersoll's printed lecture: "What shall we do to be saved?". [Tussy, I.T.?] 1902: Microform 2 p. l., 58 pp. 20 cm.
Ingersollism in its true colors; or, A familiar conversation between a young graduate and his aged uncle: showing the true inwardness of Ingersoll's teachings and their pernicious effects on American society. Buffalo, New York, Buffalo Catholic Publications Co., 1886. 82 p. 15 cm.
News and Notes. The Globe, Atchison, KS, January 16, 1882. The Jewish Rabbi Sonnesehein, of
St. Louis, is correcting "some mistakes" of Ingersoll. For instance
referring to the latter's remark tha
"the second commandment, prohibiting
chiseled forms or any image,
was the absolute death of art," the
rabbi said he would reply by pointing
to the facts that when the sacred tent
was erected, Jewish artists, men and
women, inspired by the wisdom of
God, had beautified it with masterhands; that the two cherubims stood
within the Holy of Holies of the holy
ark ; that the temple of Solomon was
full of works of art, grand and beautiful,
according to the taste and
aesthetics of that ancient and romantic
time. On the subject of slavery,
the rabbi declared that the slaves of
the heathen nations considered Palestine
a paradise, and thither they
lied. "Thou shalt not deliver
unto his master the servant
which is escaped from his master
unto thee; he shall dwell with
thee, among you in that place which
he shall choose in one of thy gates
where it liketh him best; thou shalt
not oppress him." That was close on
abolitionism, the rabbi suggested. So,
too, the giving of rest to the slaves,
male and female, on the seventh day,
was it not granting them equality
before the law? Turning to the
charge that the Bible teaches polygamy,
the rabbi dwelt at length on the
grandeur, beauty and chasteuess of
the Song of Songs as expressive of the
love of one man for one woman, and
the sublimity of the last chapter of
Proverbs wherein the good housewife
is praised to the skies, and asked if a
nation advocating a degrading and
immoral life could have produced
such literature. And the prohibition
was held out in the Oriental king, of
almost omnipotence: "Your king
shall beware of taking to him many
Stephens, E. (Edward)
Infidelity Disarmed. Subtitle: In a reply to lectures by America's leading infidel orator, Col. Robt. G. Ingersoll: with a review of essays and articles by "George Eliot," Dr. Millicent W. Shinn, and Drs. Eby, Courtice, and Rev. G.S. Bland, B.A.: also a criticism of Dr. Workman's "Messianic prophecy," and his "Old Testament vindicated", the latter (chiefly in verse) including a criticism of Dr. Goldwin Smith's "Guesses at the riddle of existence," and his "Other essays on kindred subjects" Toronto: For sale at the Methodist Book Room, 1900. 255, 60 p.,  leaf of plates: ill. ; 22 cm.
Infidels Moore and Ingersoll Unmasked. Lexington, KY: J.L. Richardson & Co., 1908. 104 pp.; 18 cm.
OCLC: 23465452. Available only at Christian Theological Seminary Library (IXT) and Disciples of Christ Historical Society (TND) in Indiana.