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and matter becomes living, substantial, and intelligent.
The order of this allegory - the belief that everything
springs from dust instead of from Deity - has been maintained
in all the subsequent forms of belief. This is the
error, - that mortal man starts materially, that non-intelligence
becomes intelligence, that mind and soul are
both right and wrong.
It is well that the upper portions of the brain represent
the higher moral sentiments, as if hope were ever prophesying
thus: The human mind will sometime
rise above all material and physical sense, exchanging
it for spiritual perception, and exchanging human
concepts for the divine consciousness. Then man
will recognize his God-given dominion and being.
If, in the beginning, man's body originated in nonintelligent
dust, and mind was afterwards put into body
by the creator, why is not this divine order
still maintained by God in perpetuating the
species? Who will say that minerals, vegetables, and
animals have a propagating property of their own?
Who dares to say either that God is in matter or that
matter exists without God? Has man sought out other
creative inventions, and so changed the method of his
Which institutes Life, - matter or Mind? Does Life
begin with Mind or with matter? Is Life sustained by
matter or by Spirit? Certainly not by both, since flesh
wars against Spirit and the corporeal senses can take no
cognizance of Spirit. The mythologic theory of material
life at no point resembles the scientifically Christian
record of man as created by Mind in the image and likeness
of God and having dominion over all the earth. Did