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Bishop of Burgmann Criticised. RVDNETf. Mav S.
A storm of protest has followed a statement made by the Anglican Bishop of Goulburn tDr. Burgmann) . 'War Is inevitable,' he declared, 'un- less Justice Is done to nations such as Italy. Oermanv and Japan. To achieve
the ideals ot peace we must Impart a new quality to our religion and to our educational policy. Nearly all the stuff the church Is preaching Is anti quated superstition'. Mr. W. M. Hughes, war-time Prime Minister, said: 'When Bishop Burg mann says that war Is Inevitable un less Justice It done to Italy, Germany and Japan, he says, in effect, 'Let Jus tice be done, though the heavens fall'. I say, as did Pilate about truth, 'What Is Justice T' Here the Bishop leavtt lit to grope towards tht light 'Is Justice to ttop at thne nations?. It Justice to bt done to the many be cause they are many, and not to the few because they are fewT To Ger many and Japan, Dut not to Australia? Is his idea of justice like that of Bev erley Nichols, that we should hand over our territory to one of these nations? If his Idea of justice It like his idea of religion— that nearly all of It it antiquated superstltutlon— then It Is a poor lookout for justice and religion'. The Rev. Dr. Rumble, of the Sacred Heart Missionaries, said : 'If the church which is represented by Or. Burgmann hat been preaching 'antl quater aupentitlout stuff,' it hat certainly not been preaching the re ligion of Christ'. He Is at liberty to apply his Ideas to hit own cburoh,' said the Rev. Qaorge Cowls, of Fulltrton Memorial ' Presbyterian Church, 'but he has no light to make a sweeping accusation which Includes other churches'. The Rev. R. Piper, of Asnfleld Methodist Church, aald: 'On this oc casion I refute to take the Bishop lerloUBly'. ?