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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Nature Ever True to Herself

Nature Ever True to Herself.

Our Mother Nature never inspires her children with desires which are designed not to be gratified. She holds out no illusive hopes; utter no false prophecies; evolves no instincts to mock herself, but she is consistent and truthful throughout.

Aguste Comte but repeats the idea of Immanuel Kaut, when he admits the necessity of a God but denies the existence, or possibility of proofs of his existence, or of the immortality of the soul; arguing that we have no absolute demonstration on such topics, but that such beliefs are necesary to the harmony and satisfaction of the mind, and must therefore be admitted, now as harmony, and satisfaction is the full end and enjoyment of all God's creatures and everything is pro-vided in nature to accomplish that end. Such absolute demonstrations on these topics must exist, and and that they do exist is proven by man's intercourse with the spirit world.