Life Eternal

Whatever channels of evidence we pursue in order to obtain an insight into the consciousness of nations, tribes, or peoples, we find unmistakable signs of a belief or an inherent faith in the continuity of life. It is present with the cultured, with the peasant, and with the primitive peoples of all climes. And yet throughout the centuries, in spite of prophet, priest, and theologian, men's concepts of a future existence would ever seem to be varying, contradictory, and uncertain.

To the Norseman, heaven was a state of valor; while the North American Indian looked for a future happy hunting ground. To the recluse, it presents an atmosphere of severe purity; to the affectionate, a world of kindness; to many others, it gives but a vague anticipation of release from suffering and sorrow. Even in Christendom, outside the teachings of Christian Science, a clear, satisfying understanding of everlasting life has been, and still seems to be, lacking.

Logic of Truth
July 5, 1930

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