Religion: A President is Baptized

The Temple of Earth is square and yellow. The Temple of Heaven is round and beautifully blue. Moldering, these majestic edifices stand in ancient Peking. When China was an empire, and that was but 19 years ago, the "Son of Heaven" alone was privileged to offer sacrifice to Heaven, Earth and the Great Ancestors. The bulk of the Chinese rabble scarcely had a religion. What they believed was that by tricks and spells one could ward off devils, and that it was dangerous not to respect one's omnipresent ancestors. Thus had Confucianism, Taoism and...

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