1. That the knowledge of God?s existence answers the first criterion of universality , is evident from the following considerations:
A. It is an acknowledged fact that the vast majority of men have actually recognized the existence of a spiritual being or beings, upon whom they conceived themselves to be dependent.
The Vedas declare: ?There is but one Being ? no second.? Max Muller, Origin and Growth of Religion, 34 ? ?Not the visible sun, moon and stars are invoked, but something else that cannot be seen.? The lowest tribes have conscience, fear death, believe in witches, propitiate or frighten away evil fates. Even the fetich-worshiper, who calls the stone or the tree a god, shows that he has already the idea of a God. We must not measure the ideas of the heathen by their capacity for expression, any
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