Religion: Quibbles

Lies in their more delicate shadings were considered last week by the Bishop of Southwell, addressing teachers at Nottingham, England. "I should be prepared," said he, "to exonerate a person who tells a lie to save an innocent life . . . just as I should uphold a starving man who stole food to keep himself alive." Commentators listed in the Bishop's support Victor Hugo, whose nun in Les Miserable—; told with the author's approval her first lie, for hounded Jean Valjean. Otherside supporters recalled famed Presbyterian evangelist Robert Elliott Speer's sermon...

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