Religion: Children & God

Although the English generally do not consider it quite polite to talk about God in public, all Britain seemed to look forward to this particular debate. In one corner, wearing a thin-lipped smile and a keen twinkle, was Mrs. Margaret Knight, 51, the atheist psychologist who had stirred up press and public the week before by urging parents in a radio talk not to tell their children a lot of fairytales about religion and God (TIME, Jan. 24). Opposing her before a BBC microphone was motherly Mrs. Jenny Morton, 52, onetime Church of Scotland missionary in India, and a clergyman's wife....

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