16 NOVEMBER 1867, Page 23

Thoughts on Reading the Bible. By Homo. (H. K. Lewis.)—One

of those collections of Biblical eccentricity which seem written for the express purpose of amusing the scoffers. A man who argues that there ought to be no paid local ministry because St. Pant says neither bishops nor deacons should be given to filthy lucre, and who suddenly goes off from considering the second chapter of Genesis to quote anecdotes of canine instinct from the Daily Telegraph, can hardly expect his opinions to be examined seriously. Whether he expects it or not, we must decline to undertake the task.