The Lectures

A large audience responded to the invitation to the lecture given by Edward A. Kimball of Chicago, on Christian Science, last Monday evening (September 30). By request, Mr. H. B. Hudson introduced the speaker in the following well-chosen words:—

Friends and Fellow-Citizens:—In entering upon the very pleasant duty assigned me this evening, for the honor of which I return my thanks, what I may say to you will be said purely as a citizen. I trust I am interested alike with you and with all good men and women everywhere in the administration of good laws and the erection of a standard of morals, which, if lived up to, will make us good citizens—give to us good society.

The announcement in our local paper and the little bills that placarded the windows of our business-houses, and your gathering here to-night, is an object-lesson that challenges our attention and causes a feeling of pride to possess us,—pride that we live in a land under a government where all men and women are free to have their views of and about religious matters, and as a citizen I am glad that the builders of this government put into the very cornerstone of this great republic,—the organic act,—absolute freedom along religious lines, leaving all men absolutely free to erect their altars of home and devotion, gather their loved ones around, and there worship as their own conscience dictates; that there is no dictatorial power in this land that can prescribe rules, plans, and forms of worship. Hence we have in this country the oldest forms and kinds of belief

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.