Religion: High-Pressure Piety?

The Church of England's Commission on Evangelism wanted to hire an advertising agency. Some argued that church-going should be put across with the kind of bang-up press and poster campaign that makes a cathartic into a national habit. Canon Marcus Knight of St. Paul's Cathedral was not enthusiastic. Observed the Canon at a Commission meeting: "There would be a real danger of having a portly bishop sitting on a Noah's Ark in a stormy sea, with a slogan, 'The Church of England prevents that sinking feeling.' "


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