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A PHILOSOPHIC MISSIONARY - DION CHRYSOSTOM

for initiation into some sacred building of superhuman size and beauty, to see many mystic sights and hear mystic sounds with a succession of visions of light and darkness and a thousand other circumstances, and with the rites of the so-called ` enthronement', when the officiating priests dance round the seated novice. Is it likely that such a one would have no spiritual emotions, no suspicion that this happened by intelligent preparation and design, even if he were some remote and obscure prince, without any one to interpret and expound ? His human soul itself would teach him. And if this be so, would it be possible for nothing to be perceived or suspected, when the whole human race is initiated into the complete, the really perfect mystery, not in a diminutive building erected by the Athenians to receive a small crowd, but in the cunning and many-sided masterpiece of our universe, with a thousand miracles meeting the eye on every side, not with human beings like the novices, but with immortal gods to initiate mortal men, and with night and day and light and the stars dancing for ever round them ?

After saying that even the animal and vegetable world bear witness to the existence of God, and after denouncing the Epicurean theology, Dion continues:
I SAID that the first source of our opinions and conceptions of God was the idea of Him innate in all men, originating in reality and in the world itself. It is no vagrant or chance conclusion, but firm and everlasting, eternal and universal in origin and continuance, the common public possession of the rational being. The next source of our conception of God is acquired, implanted in our souls from without through tales, fables, and customs, some anonymous and unwritten, others in writing and whose ascription is well known. This form of conception is of two kinds, either voluntary and persuasive or compulsory and authoritative. In the first class comes the

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