Signs of the Times

[Edward S. Martin in Editor's Easy Chair, Harper's Magazine]

What the colleges need is what all the world needs, and that is religion. And what is religion? It is that which connects the visible with the invisible life. The colleges need it not merely in chapel and morning prayers, not merely in the Y. M. C. A. and the pious societies; they need it as the world does, in everything that goes on.... Thrift is good, foresight is good, even quantity production is good and very necessary in this over-populated world. Money is good, and wealth is good, but they are all goods of a secondary quality. The world may have all of them and go distraught. Germany did have all of them, but it lost religion. Its idea of life was incomplete.

April 22, 1922

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