Religion: A Prostitution of the Faith

If you , . . utter speech that is not

intelligible, how will anyone know what is

said? For you will be speaking into the air.

I Corinthians 14:9

On this text the Rev. Liston Pope, dean of Yale Divinity School, last week addressed the Broadcasting and Films Commission of the National Council of Churches. The increase and popularity of religious programs is often cited as a happy sign of a wide religious revival in the U.S., but Dr. Pope found little on the U.S. air to be happy about. No irate sponsor has ever given...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!