Yet there is, as the eminent pagan says, no nation so barbarous, no people so savage, that they have not a deep-seated conviction that there is a God

Yet there is, as the eminent pagan says, no nation so barbarous, no people so savage, that they have not a deep-seated conviction that there is a God…There is within the human mind, and by natural instinct, an awareness of divinity.

Calvin, Inst. 1:43-44

For what nation or what tribe of men is there but possesses untaught some ‘preconception’ of the gods?

Cicero, De Natura Deorum I. xvi.43

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