10 The Wrath Of God The Destiny Of Humanity

The thoughts of one life which have not been adjusted are carried over by the doer to the next life, and to the next; and from one civilization to another, until they are adjusted. Families, tribes, cities, nations, civilizations and the whole of humanity have their destiny.

The presence of the destiny of humanity is one of the sources from which comes the feeling of assurance that justice rules the world.

The other source is the idea of justice.

This idea is inherent in the doer of every human; and because of it, man fears the "wrath of God" and asks for "mercy".

The wrath of God is the accumulation of wrong actions which, like Nemesis, pursues ready to overtake, as soon as the conditions are ripe. This feeling of the
destiny of humanity is shared by all its members; it causes mankind to try to propitiate some unseen being, and is made one of the foundations of religion.

The mercy which man seeks is likewise a source of religion; he seeks it that he may have his just deserts removed. Removal is impossible, but the pressure of one's
thoughts towards exteriorization may be held back for a time until the suppliant for mercy is able to meet the exteriorizations of his thoughts.

Mercy is asked by those who feel themselves too weak, or who are too fearful or too selfish to let the law be fulfilled.

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