Religion: Machen & Machine

"Several of them," said newshawks to one another, "are broke. They would like nothing better than a chance to bring a libel suit against someone."

The reporters were talking about Fundamentalists—chief subject of conversation in Cincinnati last week as 1,000 commissioners (ministers and elders) gathered for the 147th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. But beyond stressing the obvious point that it would not do to call a Fundamentalist a scoundrel, such libel talk only exaggerated the simple fact that the "Bible-believing" minority of the Presbyterian Church was restless, irritable, unhappy. Well it might be, for it knew that...

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