Expressions of seemingly complete satisfaction with the present system of compulsory chapel have recently appeared in some of the college papers. The writers seem to assume that the removal of the more objectionable features of the service, brought about this year, and the greater interest and respect aroused thereby, have also caused the removal of all grounds for objection to the system on theoretical grounds that had been previously urged. We do not believe this to be the case. The improvements in the method of conducting, and the changes in the hour for holding, the service have indeed been complete, and most grateful to the college at large. But that these changes recommend the principle of compulsory attendance to the students a whit more, as worthy of support and continuance, is more than doubtful. We do not believe there are any in the college who would favor the establishment of such a system of compulsion if it were not already in rogue, and we think there are really very few who favor its continuance. The utmost liberty could do no harm. It is quite certain that now after it has been proved that chapel exercises can be made interesting and profitable to many, if compulsory attendance were abolished voluntary attendance would still be large. It is greatly to be hoped that the corporation will see their way towards inaugurating this experiment before very long. We believe the faculty still favors it, and are quite certain that the majority of the students do also, opposing expressions to the contrary notwithstanding.
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