Religion: The Oldtime Guilt

When Evangelist Billy Graham began drawing crowds to Washington's National Guard armory with his prayer "crusade" (TIME, Jan. 28), most of the capital's Protestant clergymen looked on with either approval or polite silence. Not so the Rev. A. Powell Davies, pastor of Washington's socially prominent All Souls' Unitarian Church. Fortnight ago, in a sermon reported in Washington newspapers, Dr. Davies expressed Unitarian disapproval of Billy Graham's oldtime religion. Said he: "Heaven and hell, the description of God, the provision of a supernatural salvation—all these, at best, are mere assertions." He warned his...

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