Religion: Presbyterian Difference

1) The Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

2) The Presbyterian Church in the United States.

The majesty of the law looks down upon these two imposing names and recognizes two entirely distinct corporations.

In practice, too, they mean quite different things.

No. 1 exists principally north of the Mason and Dixon line. No. 2 thrives in the South. No. 1 has yielded a point or two to Science. Many of its pastors believe that the earth is round, that it revolves round the sun, and some of them entertain a doubt as to whether...

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