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Motor-car missionaries

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January 12th, 1906.

THE Daily News, on Tuesday, exhibited a picture of a motor-car, just about to start on a political tour through the country, bearing some devoted missionaries with a cargo of convincing leaflets. In less exciting times, the missionaries in question practise the profession of Dissenting preachers. In present circumstances they have auto-mobilised their pulpits in order to preach at large those doctrines of party politics which have become, to so great an extent, the religion of Dissent. We do not adorn our humble narrative by means of the pictorial art, but if we did, we should give our readers a view of the Bishops taking their departure from the turmoil of a General Election to quieter scenes in the country or on the Continent. The contrast between the active political propaganda of the Dissenting hierarchy and the studious avoidance of party utterances by all the Bishops, save the Bishop of Hereford, is very striking. Of the leaflets to which we referred above, one, we believe, contains the figment that it is the Bishops who have thrown the Passive Resisters [of Balfour's Education Act 1902] into prison. By such methods the reign of righteousness and truth is inaugurated. It strikes us, however, that if the Bishops were the keen politicians they are represented to be, they would not choose the present moment for taking their holidays, leaving their dioceses free to the reverend Dissenting motorists to scorch through them on their unholy mission of stirring up religious ill-will.

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