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Just as a little child holds out its hands to catch the sunbeams to feel and to grasp what, so its eyes tell it, is actually there, so, too, down through the ages, men have stretched out their hands in eager endeavor to know their God. And because only through the human was the divine knowable, the old peoples of the Earth made gods of their heroes and not infrequently endowed these gods with as many of the vices as of the virtues of their worshipers.
As we hear the myths of the East and the West, we find ever the same story. That portion of the ancient Aryan race that poured from the Central plain of Asia, through the rocky defiles of what we now call “The Frontier”, to populate the fertile lowlands of India, had gods who must once have been wholly heroic, but who came in time to be more degraded than the most vicious of lustful criminals. And the Greeks, Latins, Teutons, Celts, and Slavonians, who came of the same mighty Aryan stock, did even as those with whom they owned a common ancestry….
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