Religion: Mighty I AM

Stubbornness, disputatiousness, independence or emotional confusion have endowed the U. S. with more religious and quasi-religious creeds and cults than any other civilization the world has known.

The nation's capacity for them is as boundless as its hope and gullibility. A case in point, ''The Mighty I AM Presence," has lately been flourishing in California, hothouse of cockeyed sectarianism.

Last week, after a highly successful fortnight of meetings in San Francisco, its exponents arrived in Kansas City, whence they planned to proceed to Cleveland and Washington.

The Mighty I AM Presence is probably the only U. S. faith whose custodians travel in a cream-colored...