Man is born of woman, and before his food cometh his wants, his groaning. It matters not whether we accept the story of Genesis, or the evolutionists' theory of development concerning our origin, the fact remains that the ache, the want, exists in our lives to-day. We have but only to consult the past to know it ever existed. But with the longing there came from that same mother-nature consolation, ease and quiet, though not the power to annihilate the disturbing element, for as long as multiformed matter exists, the conflicting forces which shape it will exist.
Desire and pain came with birth, but thank God there came with them religion, the angel of immortal nature to immortalize man.
Think you that religion was born with this or that race or nation? Think you that the Eternal favored this or that tribe? No, no; no!
God is just. Religion came with man, is