Religion: Pagan's Return

Such religion as there can be in modern life, every Individual will have to salvage from the churches for himself ... I am a pagan . . . the Christian believer lives in a world governed and watched over by God . . . On the other hand, the pagan lives in this world like an orphan.

So wrote the distinguished Chinese scholar-philosopher Lin Yutang in The Importance of Living, his bestseller of 21 years ago. Today, suave, slight Dr. Lin. 63, is an orphan no longer. Last Sunday he sat in the congregation of his new church—Manhattan's Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church—and...

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