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William J. Bryan, in a contribution to the Christian Herald, says; "There are many reforms which I hope to see realized during the new century. I suggest a question which ought to receive more attention during the coming century than it has during the last few years, namely: How can the coming of the brotherhood of man be hastened by those who acknowledge the Fatherhood of God? Love of God can best be shown by the exhibition of a brotherly love broad enough to include all God's creatures. The Bible denounces as a liar the man who says that he loves God and yet hates his brother.

"I can conceive of no greater reform than that which would apply the eleventh commandment, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself,' to all phases of human experiences. It would put an end to injustice, whether practised on a small scale by individuals or on a large scale through the operation of bad laws."

One of the contributors to the (Episcopalian) Church Standard quotes the following from a sermon by Canon Mozely: "The ignorant and poor in the realm of the natural feelings of the human heart stand on a par with the foremost of the world's society. And in the sense of the relationship they stand in to God, in the feelings of awe, of worship, of upon their Maker, and of the sense of His majesty, greatness, and immeasurableness, in all the foundation of religious instinct in the soul, they are on a level with the best-educated of society. There is no sense of a Divine Power in the world which a scholar, a learned man, an accomplished man, a man of letters, may have, which a poor, and, as we say, uneducated, man may not have in as full force."

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