Failure to Recognize the Manifestation
the revelation of God at its appearance.
The failure of the generality of humankind in this respect has, time and again, condemned entire populations to a ritualistic repetition of ordinances and practices long after these latter have fulfilled their purpose and now merely stultify moral advance.
Sadly, in the present day, a related consequence of such failure has been to trivialize religion.
At precisely the point in its collective development