Religion: Why Go to Church?

Fable-famed is the lesson that one stick can be easily broken while a bundle of sticks defies the strongest giant. Every high school student is told that the word "religion" is derived from the Latin "re" and "ligo," meaning "to bind together." Last week a poster with an illustration of a British chieftain explaining the stick lesson to tribesmen, and with text expounding its application to religion, won the first prize of $1,000 in a "Why Go to Church?" contest. Sponsor of the competition was the "Church Group" of members of the...

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