Misunderstood Children: Sketches Taken From Life (Classic Reprint)by Elizabeth Harrison
Of the three great World Disciplines, Religion, Philosophy and Psychology, the last named is much the latest and the least understood. Men have struggled with the conception of God from the earliest dawn of consciousness. The rudest, most uncivilized savages have some form of worship for the unseen
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Of the three great World Disciplines, Religion, Philosophy and Psychology, the last named is much the latest and the least understood. Men have struggled with the conception of God from the earliest dawn of consciousness. The rudest, most uncivilized savages have some form of worship for the unseen power that is greater than man; and it is an interesting study to trace the slow but steady growth of the God-idea from the fetish worship of the early race to the conception of God as advanced by the Christian church of to-day. We need but to look back to the Egyptian ideas of the gods, or even to the conception of God as held by the Middle Ages, to realize how this great World-Discipline has advanced and enlarged man's conception of Divine Power. Philosophy also has taken enormous strides since the days of old Thales of Miletus, who six hundred years before the Christian era declared the essence of all things to be water. He was the greatest of philosophic thinkers in his day.
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