22. Besides the materialists, properly so called, there is a third class of the
incredulous, who, though spiritualists, at least in name, are none the less troublesome to
deal with on that account; they are the incredulous through ill-will. They find it
unpleasant to believe, because it would trouble their enjoyment of material pleasures;
they fear to see in spiritism the doom of their ambition, of their selfishness, of the
human vanities which are their delight; they shut their eyes, that they may not see, and
stop their ears, that they may not hear. We can only pity them.