Religion: DeSenectute

In a chat with an interviewer for London's Daily Express, the Very Rev. William Ralph Inge, 93, famed "Gloomy Dean" (1911-1934) of London's St. Paul's Cathedral, ruminated glumly on his own life:

"If I could live my life again, I don't think I should be a clergyman ... I have never been happy about the Church of England. Perhaps it will be said of me that as I grew older I became a better Christian and a worse churchman ... I do not love the human race. I have loved just a few of them. The rest are a pretty mixed lot...


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