Religion: Words of the Week

"There is still a large portion of the population . . . who claim the right to think, behave and worship as they please, yet require the ministrations of the Church at marriages, baptisms and burials. [I maintain] that those who have ceased to worship with the Church . . . should celebrate their vital crises under secular auspices . . .

"It is part of the function of the Christian minister to be a keeper of the door, to discriminate, to let in or to exclude, provided the criterion be Christ's own . . . The prevailing interpretation of the Christian...

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