Religion: Sugared Pills

"EATING ALLOWED" announced a sign tacked up last fortnight on the Anglican parish church in Kingston-on-Thames, near London. The Bishop of Stepney, invited to deliver the first of a series of lunch-hour talks organized by the vicar, Rev. T. B. Scruton, preached soberly to 200 people, half of them young white-collar workers, who munched apples, nuts, sandwiches, peppermints. Said a schoolteacher afterward, brushing off his crumbs: "I would not be here unless I were able to eat during the service."

U. S. preachers have often been criticized because they devise spectacular, worldly...

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