Volume 2 Page 401

MR. WHITWORTH’S GAUNTLET

[The Theosophist, Vol. I, No. 8, May, 1880, p. 214]

To such as do not know the reluctance of the Christian church and its bullies to attack a strong and manly foe (except by innuendo), the silence in which Mr. G. C. Whitworth’s Personal Statement of Religious Belief has been received, must seem strange. This brave pamphlet deserves the thoughtful attention of not only every Christian, but every man of any faith who cares for the approval of conscience. It is a clarion call to honest speech and useful living. Most unfortunately, our extended notice of the work (see p. 189 of The Theosophist for April) was so cramped in between the article on “Cremation in America” and the crowded matter in the last page, that it may have escaped the notice of many; which the printer’s aggravating omission of its title from the Table of Contents makes more probable still. If any have passed it over, let them read it and take its lesson to heart.