Religion: Unholy Holy Land

Tourist traffic in Palestine once consisted mainly of pious pilgrims, Sunday school teachers and lantern-slide lecturers. Today, what with Zionism and Palestine's private little surge of prosperity (TIME, Dec. 10), tourism is also on the upgrade. But if intelligent exploitation has brought a golf course to Galilee and good cocktails to the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, it has not yet produced any change in the conduct of the Holy Land's traditional attractions, Biblical sites. This fact profoundly depressed Editor Charles Clayton Morrison of The Christian Century, visiting Palestine on a cruise last...

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