"They believe in personal immortality as far as any mortal can
believe in an unimaginable horror. They have a cohort of Slate
Writers and Writing Mediums in whose hands a pencil of any sort
will, apparently of its own volition, write communications,
undreamt-of by the medium, that must, they claim, be supernatural.
It is objected to these that they have neither novelty, profundity,
literary value nor artistic charm, being well within the capacity
of very ordinary mortals, and are therefore dismissed as fraudulent
on the ground that it is much more probable that the mediums are
pretending and lying than performing miracles." Sample from Buoyant Billions.
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