Religion: Running Downhill

Drearily dishonest is the average U. S. Protestant minister. He pads his church membership list by about 25%. Of the names he keeps on it, 8% are those of dead people. On an average Sunday he preaches to a house 70% empty. On that Sunday nine out of every ten people in the U. S. either go to a Catholic church or go to none.*

Such facts were reported in Manhattan last week to the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. They were based on a survey of 1,000 Congregational & Christian...

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