Religion: Camel's Nose?

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. . . .

Is the Lord's Prayer, like the New Testament in general, a sectarian document (TIME, Jan. 27), and should its recitation therefore be barred from public schools? Dr. Vivian Trow Thayer, Leader of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, thinks the answer is yes. Last week in Manhattan he declared: "The use of the Lord's Prayer in the public schools is but a camel's nose for a larger program. . . . Certain religious denominations...

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