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W. S.—Your letter is as follows:—"Your reply to 'F. R.' in this month's (November) Light of Reason does not seem to be a sufficient answer to his questions, and, I feel sure, will not satisfy him. To say 'The man of Truth avoids beliefs about things' is, to my mind, rather misleading, and I wish, for the sake of the usefulness of your excellent journal, and the triumph of Truth, you had been more explicit. Surely the man of Truth is the very person who, having discovered truths, firmly 'believes' in them. This is not speculation, Your correspondent's earnest enquiry merited a more definite and conclusive reply."

Answer.—Belief is one thing, knowledge is another. With the acquisition of knowledge the necessity for belief ends. Discovered truths are matters of knowledge and not of belief. No earnest truth-seeker can rest satisfied with belief, but will press on to the full light of knowledge.

L. M. C.—You may join the West London Group by applying to the Secretary, Mr. Rudolf O. Gercke, 5, Elm Gardens, Brook Green, London, W.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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