Article #142 - The Teachings of Mystery


The Teachings of Mystery


            In every department of science...Man finds a limit to his knowledge, but never to science. This constitutes Mystery.


[In this article, dated Feb. 1854, the anonymous author deplores the attitude of some who fear inquiry, citing the examples of men like Galileo, Newton, Harvey, and Morse, whose work was at first thought to trespass into “God’s council chambers,” whereas it has “exalted man’s idea of the Deity and dispersed many of the thick clouds of superstition.”]