“I wish I could see to what forgotten truth Mariolatry (the worship of the Virgin Mary) bears witness.”
“The pure Romanish view seems to be nearer, and more likely to lead to the truth than the Evangelical.”
It is one thing to have doctrinal differences on baby-sprinkling and perhaps a few other interpretations. It is another to be a Darwin-believing theologian who rejects the authority of scriptures, Biblical salvation, the reality of hell, and makes Christ a created being to be worshipped with Mary his mother. Yet, these were the views of both Westcott and Hort. No less significant is the fact that both men were members of spiritist societies (the Hermes Club and the Ghostly Guild).