King's Business - 1913-10

486 anathemas are justified if self-preservation justified extreme' measures. The Modern­ ists demand freedom of research; separa­ tion of Church and State ; the right of priests to marry; simple forms of worship; no saint-worship; no priestly conjurations; no auricular confession ; the use of the common tongue in worship ; fraternal re­ lations with Protestants ; and for the rec­ ognition of the authority of the individual conscience. Admission of these principles equals demission of Eope and popery. Statistics recently gathered show that the Established Church of Scotland clings al­ most as tenaciously as does the Church of England- to fermented wine at the com­ munion. Only ' ninety-four congregations among the approximately 1500 parishes of the Scotch church take the communion in urifèrmented grape juice. On the other hand, nearly half the congregations of the United Free Church have discarded intox­ icating wine from their communion tables —733 in all. It is said also that practi­ cally the whole body of the United Free Church ministry has now adopted total ab­ stinence, while in the Established Church a host of reverend “moderators” are still known for the moderation they boast in drink. Bishop Durrant, of Lahore, declares that fifteen years’ service in 'a mission college have made him distinctly narrow-minded in his .estimate of the religious life of Hin­ dustan., ‘.‘When I came out to India, I believed very much in the revelation of God to all mankind and that there must be a good many glimmers, of light in the In­ dian religious systems.” Now he concludes “that a creed is to be judged by the kind of thought tendencies it produces,” and ha$ learned to realize “that there is not any real : distinction in the minds of Hindus and Mohammedans between right and wrong. The stress is laid on ceremonial offences rather than moral, which has brought about a moral obliquity nothing less than deplorable.” Catholic societies are fighting a bill pend­


ing in the Illinois legislature which -con­ templates a board of inspection in each county authorized to visit officially all in­ stitutions that receive under their care chil­ dren committed from thé juvenile courts. The Romanist objection is that the bill is inspired by the bitter anti-Catholic paper, The Menace, from Missouri, and must be aimed, at Catholic institutions, which with­ in the bounds of Illinois now care for more than 4000 wards of the probation officers. But this reason for fighting the measure is a mighty poor and short-sighted one. Where The Menace persuades one citizen that the proposed inspection is needed, the opposition of the Catholics themselves will persuade a thousand. Mr. Lawton, the American Consul at Oaxara, Mexico, describes the work of a Mexican Methodist pastor at Santa Inez del Rio. His church building was burned recently by Catholic fanatics, but has been rebuilt. Where three years ago not a half dozen people could read or write, every child from six to eighteen years is now able to do so. This pastor has actually thirteen little churches in his charge, and has to make all these points monthly on horseback over high mountain trails. He has also to look after various day schools, while his wife teaches the school at the central station. He has two children at the Mexican college in Puebla, besides five at home, and receives just $25 in gold monthly. Is not this pretty good sentiment for a Japanese boy to write? “Money is very useful thing for our lives to make happy, but only by it we cannot acquire happiness. We perceive many people who think they could acquire happiness only by money. We would see these people are some pity fel­ lows because they had lost the other part of happiness that is the mental happiness and when they had not got money they would feel always' unhappy. I think the only arm of religionists is their kindness (or love). They rush even into savage places with that arm and triumph every-

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