Signs of the Times

From an editorial in the Chronicle Tribune
Marion, Indiana

It is a notable fact that mankind has always entertained religious beliefs. . . We humans are so constituted that it appears to be a natural expression of our natures to recognize and worship a Supreme Being.

The study of comparative religions makes it very evident that the development of religion has been a slow and tedious process. The religions we have today have come to us out of the experiences of mankind. The first human beings, with nothing but their innate sense of a Supreme Being and their feeling of dependence upon Him for their guidance, doubtless groped about in a very crude way in formulating their religious beliefs and practices. But it was out of these crude beginnings that the religious systems of the world have taken their present form, just as civil government began in a very simple expression of itself and has come to be what it is in our national institutions. . . .

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May 3, 1969

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