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almost reflects the wisdom of the United States Constitution as it pronounces on
religious freedom, although he would prefer that we attach ourselves to, and submit to
the authority of, a great imaginative establishment such as the Catholic Church — or,
at least, the Church of England, and he would rather not endorse the priesthood of all
believers. Religion should be communal — neither aggressively evangelical nor
mystical. His "atheism" is no more than a guarantee of the freedom of the imagination
In conceiving whatever religion best suits our own hearts and ideals.
H. T. KIRBY-SMITH
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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