Religion: Humanism

Founders of new religions are apt to announce that they have been sent by God, that their teaching is divinely inspired, themselves the definitive prophet. Not so Religionist Charles Francis Potter. Last week he hired a hall (Steinway) in Manhattan, packed it (capacity 244), turned away hundreds. Making no audible claims to prophetic succession, he announced "Humanism" and handed out prospectuses thereof.

Religionist Potter did not even claim to be the originator of "Humanism." Said he: "A new religion has suddenly and simultaneously appeared in many quarters. . . . From California...

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