In regard to Miss De Koning’s article of “The Church and The World” in the November Beacon Lights, I do not wholeheartedly agree with her in respect to the amusements of the world. She states that “If we as Christians go along to any of these places of amusement, we are going along with the world.” She gave us an example: ball games, swimming pools, fairs, the circus, car races, theatres and many other things.” I believe she has the right idea about the circus, car races, theatre, etc., but in regard to ball-games, swimming pools, and other clean sports such as bowling, ice- skating, golfing, etc., I cannot understand why these should be wrong if they are performed in public places. Rev. Hanko brought out in one of his sermons that when the question is asked, “What is the root of all evil”, people usually say “money”. However, this is not true, for it is the love of money that is the root of all evil. So it is in the case of clean sports. If these amusements interfere or take the place of spiritual things, then we are making misuse of them. If we “skip” catechism, .society, or even congregational meetings, to attend or participate in these amusements, then we are going along with the world. If attending these sports (that in themselves arc not sin) in public places is sin, then we had better get recreational facilities of our own so we can separate from the world. In attending these amusements in public places we must show to the world that we are not like them, just as at our place of employment, etc., we must set an example by our speech and conduct.