Excerpt from The Son As to the history of religion - that is, as to the facts of the Case - there really is t much difference of opinion. Hitherto, indeed, it has t been thought worth much labour or exactness. It has been almost abandoned to theorists, and lies much at the mercy of the ingenious gentlemen who think religion evolved from the seasons, from the habits of life, or from mere accident. As the Almighty is as much in the great fact of religion - that is, in the universal custom of religious Observances - as in any antecedent causes that can be imagined, we may be content with the fact that religion there has been always and every where. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.