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Free thought. On the general subject of the growth of Free Thought with special reference to the United States, we present a condensation of Professor Goldwin Smith's views. The history of religion during the past century may be described
amp-meetings and sing Rock of ages in the grove under the stars.
The main support of orthodox Protestantism in the United States now is an off-shoot from the old country.
It is Methodism, which, by the perfection of its organization, combining s he ministers hitherto been generally such as to bring them into contact with the arguments of the sceptic.
In the United States at the beginning of the nineteenth century there were faint relics of state churches—churches, that is, recognized an ho can undertake to say how far religion now influences the inner life of the American people?
Outwardly life in the United States, in the Eastern States at least, is still religious.
Churches are well maintained, congregations are full, offertori