Item 07: Hector Brewer diary, 17 November-12 December 1918 - Page 59

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"so he will not be shot". at most. The little Padre was invited to dinner tonight and engaged in a terrific s area strafe with the Educational Officer Mr. McKenzie BA. who began by stating that the "church had failed". After terrific bombardments from both sides the Padre quoted a statement by Carlisle from his book of "Heroes and Heroe-worship" defining the word religion as generally accepted in the English language namely: man "Religion is a man's idea of himself and the things that are around him." Mr. McKenzie then asked him if he had read the book whereupon the Padre gasped, looked daggers, balanced

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