In Christ, Our Mythology Is Complete
I do not believe that God leaves, or causes, any to walk in darkness. I believe that all men in all ages have been granted glimpses of the Light; for some it has been the mere flashes of a candle at a distance and for others it has been the blinding brilliance of the midday sun, but all have had at least a glimpse of the Truth. The Scriptures and logic both support me in this view:
For all of humanity's tens of thousand of years of history, a very simple truth has served as the bedrock upon which tribes, cities, States, Civilizations, and Cultures have been founded: family trump strangers. If a human being must choose between a family member or a stranger, all else being held equal, the natural, and, indeed, moral, choice is to choose the family member. From family, this simple rule extends outward via growing, concentric circles: from family to tribe, from tribe to People, and from People to Civilization. Unset from this foundation, no Civilization can long survive, and tribe-based conflict must inevitably result.