Sunday, 15 October 2000

From "The Wealth of Nations"

By Adam Smith.

The most opulent church in Christendom does not maintain better the uniformity of faith, the fervour of devotion, the spirit of order, regularity and austere morals in the great body of the people, than this very poorly endowed Church of Scotland. All the good effects, both civil and religious, which an established church can be supposed to produce, are produced by it compleatly as by any other.

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