Religion: Words & Works

¶After the Archbishop of York urged prayers for good weather to help crops, the Rev. Roger Lloyd, Canon of Winchester, wrote in the British weekly Time & Tide: "The Christian is bound to believe that all natural law is given by God in creation, and is intended to be a necessary part of the environment . . . The first heresy in prayer, as Archbishop Temple used to say, is the attempt to persuade God to change His mind—blasphemy in the attempt and calamity in the result . . . Our Lord . . . specifically ordered us to pray for...

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