Signs of the Times

Rev. Carl H. Olson, D. D.
in The Universalist Leader
Boston, Massachusetts

Some of us have heard the pronouncements of orthodoxy, with references to men and women as "miserable sinners" whose only hope for salvation, allegedly, lies in the formula of the particular denomination which is being presented. Ritual and rite, confession and creed, denomination and dogma are imposed in the name of one who said simply, Love God and your neighbor!

Again, in our day, religion needs that declaration of independence from formalism and ritual which Jesus made two thousand years ago. You will remember that he reversed the traditional practice and called forth goodness from those whom others condemned as sinners.

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July 26, 1958

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