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RELIGION AND POLITICS.

TO THE EDITOR.

Fir.—At a time when England, and her Dominions are fighting for existence is it not an act verging on criminality to introduce sectarianism (as the Bishops' pastoral does) re Bible in schools? Religion and patriotism are two different things. In the East the. two are the same, and carried to a degree of fanaticism of which we have (happily) no conception. Religion does not suppress crime, and there is no religion higher than truth; truth is paramount. We want more natural reasoning, with less dogmatic assumption, before our natioual system of education is "smashed." Consideration alone for your space prevents mv giving illustrative facta. Dr Temple "(afterwards Archbishop) saw no menace in giving secular education. — I am, etc., J\M % December %

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RELIGION AND POLITICS., Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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RELIGION AND POLITICS. Issue 15669, 7 December 1914

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