Letters, Aug. 17, 1953

The Gloomy Dean


. . . The most horrible thing I have yet read in TIME appears in the issue of July 27. William Ralph Inge, 93, the "Gloomy Dean" of London's St. Paul's, is quoted as telling London's Daily Express that he does not know there is a life beyond the grave—"in the sense in which the Church teaches it"—and has no vision of a "welcoming God."

I would have given much to have kept this dreadful interview out of your columns . . . I thank God that there are few like him...

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