Religion: Words & Works

¶ There is too much "noisy religiosity on the public level" in the U.S., said Dean James A. Pike of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine (New York City). "When we put 'In God We Trust' on our postage stamps, open up a meditation room in the U.S. capitol, and make constant reference to spiritual values and then fail to live up to our words with our deeds, we give an impression of hypocrisy to the rest of the world."

¶ The Southern Baptist Convention (membership: 8,000,000) announced a "multimilliondollar" expansion...

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