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Richard Lederer, a wordsmith of the highest rank, has in one of his

books on language these words: "There once was a time when all people

believed in God and the church ruled. This time was called the Dark


As I see it - and you understand that this is just my opinion - we

are at risk of being in the "dark ages" again.

There is, as you well know, divisiveness all around us - globally,

nationally and, sadly, among us here at St. Paul's. Much of this

divisiveness is due to religion and its worst offspring, righteousness.

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