Religion: Valiant Young Pagans

The churches these days are devoting much time and thought to the veterans who soon will be returning from the wars. . . . It might be just as well to recognize frankly that. . .it is going to be far from easy for the churches to persuade the veterans that Christianity has relevancy to life. . . .

The author of this prediction in the current Atlantic Monthly is a brilliant maverick Episcopal priest, Dr. Bernard Iddings Bell. Four out of five servicemen, says he, are "valiant young pagans" who "know little and care less about Christianity. . . . They...

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