1 OCTOBER 1948, Page 4

" Once again we face a state of peril and

dread. . . . Do not blame humanity for this. And do not blame God ; and do not lay exclu- sively the blame at any special door. The cause is clear. It is atheism ; the general disbelief in good ; the disregard of prayer." What sermon does this come from ? From none at all. From the ordinary leglin,g article 19-Wednesday's Daily Graphic. Not that it is in fact an ordinary leading article. Headed "Now is the time for faith," and tailed "Now is the time for faith," it is in many ways an extraordinary leading article. Whatever may be thought of it, the publication of such an editorial in a purely secular paper is a