demands, modern aspirations, are more in harmony with the Christian teaching of the gospels than are most of the sectarian teachings in the churches.
"The redemption of their soul is precious." "The thing to be redeemed is human nature, and the thing to redeem it is just this same human nature. … Doubtless, human nature will some time be a much fairer thing than it is now, but just as it is human nature is quite the most precious thing that the world has yet produced." Now, human nature means body and mind; and there is no mental condition, no emotion, no feeling, no exercise of will, without its bodily counterpart. We believe in the redemption of the body, the changing of the body "of our humiliation," not "our vile body." For there is nothing unclean by nature in our bodies, there are no vessels of dishonour; all things are honourable when honourably used towards honourable ends.
"Welcome is every organ and attribute of me,
And of any man hearty and clean,
Not an inch nor a particle of an inch is vile,
And none shall be less familiar than the rest."
Again, the same radical philosopher and moralist says :
"Of physiology from top to toe I sing,
Not physiognomy alone nor brain alone is worthy for the muse,
Say the form complete is worthier far,
The female equally with the male, I sing.
Of life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful for freest action form'd under the laws divine,
The modern man I sing."
There are certain natural appetites which we possess in common with the lower animals—hunger, thirst, and the racial instinct, and we inherit them from our ancestors. We do not all have them developed in us to the same extent. Even hunger and thirst, which are essential for the preservation