Religion: Mars in White Raiment

Many people at home & abroad were horror-struck when a so-called Christian nation used the atomic bomb against its enemies. But one Methodist clergyman was not at all surprised.

In Boston's independent Methodist weekly, Zion's Herald, the Rev. ]. D. Townsend, pastor of the Providence (R.I.) Methodist Tabernacle, last week reminded his readers that "the story of Christianity is an almost unbroken chronicle of warfare."

The Rev. Mr. Townsend notes that there is a difference between "the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded in the four Gospels," and "the practices of the organized Christian Church. These two have little in common besides...

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