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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938

"Scrim" on Truth

"Scrim" on Truth.

"The University would be an ideal place to teach religious tolerance. There is only one standard of truth, but many approaches to it, and the only sensible test that can be applied to apparent solutions of all problems, whether religious or otherwise, is summed up in the words of Christ: "By their fruits ye shall know them. You corrupt true religion the moment you introduce any element of bigotry or intolerance. You cannot monopolise truth—you destroy it when you bottle it up."

"What are your views on freedom of speech in radio debates?"

"You destroy the value of debating when you restrict it. Debating is essentially designed to provide a wide field for discussion on a particular subject and if restrictions are introduced, the debate can no longer be called a debate."