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[Rev. W. E. Orchard, D.D., in The Christian Commonwealth]

We have been accustomed in the calmer atmosphere of earlier times to recognize that society as a whole is responsible for many of the crimes for which it was content to punish individuals. The social solidarity of sin had become a new discovery to us. Whether it meant that only some abstraction, such as the social order, was the subject of sin, and that the individual was never responsible, we had not all decided. We had come to take the iniquity of each and lay it upon all. But whatever this discovery was worth, it was becoming clear to some that its corollary was, nevertheless, that no social advance was possible until the sins of society came to be felt by the individual conscience.

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