Religion: The Witnesses

Do not argue with Jehovah's Witnesses, Roman Catholics were warned last week in the Jesuit weekly America. "Unprepared Catholics," wrote Albert Muller of the Catholic Evidence Guild, would accomplish little and might endanger their own faith: ''While the Witnesses' view of the Bible is a distorted one, the deplorable lack of knowledge that a Catholic is likely to have of the Holy Scriptures puts him at a serious disadvantage."

With this backhanded tribute to prepare the way, 70,000 Jehovah's Witnesses descended on Manhattan last week. That was 184,000 fewer than came to the International Assembly in 1958, but it was no sign...

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