religion. A few earnest persons (poets, philosophers and theologians) try to answer these questions for themselves by patient study and earnest thought. But a large majority of men and women merely take the answers taught them by their parents, teachers or priests. There may possibly be a small number of men who do not trouble themselves about these questions. These are not "thinking men" and may therefore be left out of account.
Religion is a silent and subtle power that works in the heart of man and makes for righteousness. It is generated by his conviction as to the beginning and end of himself and the world in which he lives and moves.
God.--No intelligent and intelligible answers can be given to questions as to the origin and the end or the government of Nature without assuming the existence of the One and only one God who is Infinite and Absolute, i.e., One who hath neither beginning nor end and who is not condition