Professor F. G. Peabody spoke at the meeting of the Religious Union in Brooks House last evening, on "The Religion of the College Man."
The impression, he said, that the average college student is irreligious, is a false one. The three fundamental elements in religion of truth, growth and service, appeal to every normal, healthy-minded young man; student faith is, indeed, a faith in truth, growth and service.
First of all the student demands that his religion shall be rational, that it shall have the solemnizing power of simplicity and truth. Then too, he demands the opportunity of growth. Perhaps his religion is best characterized by his desire for active service. Philanthropy is the college man's way of expressing his faith; and it is largely by means of philanthropy that the spirit of God is felt throughout the world.