Religion: Belief or Opinion?

Protestants seldom talk about "heresy" and are traditionally tolerant in matters of faith. Last week it appeared that the Congregationalists, for one, were going about as tolerant as they could go.

The committee on evangelism of the Chicago Congregational Association had queried 50 of Chicago's Congregational ministers about their positions on the major Christian beliefs. As reported by last week's Christian Century, the replies showed that about the only thing Congregational ministers agree on is a belief in God.

¶ Two did not believe that Christ ever lived on the earth.

¶ Twelve considered the Crucifixion a "noble example"; 23 believed that it was...

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