The Divine Pedigree of Man, Or, the Testimony of Evolution and Psychology to the Fatherhood of God

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 202 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 Excerpt: ...that the inquirer will demand is, Why is the subjective mind thus limited in its powers? To that question only a provisional answer can be made in this immediate connection; namely, that it appears to be because the subjective mind or entity was designed for a higher ultimate destiny; and hence only such faculties were given to it as would be useful in that higher plane of existence. Hence inductive powers were not given to it, for the reason that such a faculty would be useless TWO INSTINCTS IN THE INDIVIDUAL to a being who is endowed with the power of intuitive perception of the laws of its being, or, in other words, of all essential truth pertaining to its state of existence. I have, however, touched upon this topic in earlier chapters of this book, and have treated it more fully elsewhere.1 It is reiterated here only for the purpose of making the present statement complete. Be the reasons what they may, the facts remain as stated, namely, (i) that man inherited all his faculties, passions, and propensities from the lower animals; and (2) that the subjective mind is, and always has been, controlled by the suggestions of the objective mind. Now, this control was easy and without friction so long as the whole energies of the dual mind were absorbed in providing for the necessities and avoiding the dangers incident to a purely animal existence. But when man appeared, and when, in the process of development, he emerged from a state of primitive savagery, he gradually became conscious of the fact that his environment was no longer purely physical. In other words, he gradually became conscious of his status as a moral being, having duties to perform toward his fellow-men. With that came a sense of dependence upon some higher power, together with a sense of dut...

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