The Nation contains an answer, written by a Philadelphia alumnus, to the communication on religion at Harvard, which appeared in a recent number. The writer denies the 'existence of "forced religious training" at Harvard, because, although after the student comes to Cambridge, he is obliged to attend religious exercises, yet he is not obliged, in the first place, to come there. Secondly, he holds that Harvard's position is not "illogical and absurd," because in other affairs besides college exercises men are trusted on their honor, although it is known that all men cannot invariably be relied upon. The present church and chapel regulations may, he concludes, be inexpedient, but in order to obtain voluntary prayers, there is need of sounder reasons than those offered by "A Student."
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