The Lectures

At a largely attended meeting at the Opera House Tuesday evening (February 26), Silas J. Sawyer, C.S.D., of Milwaukee, Wis., spoke on Christian Science. Dr. Sawyer was introduced by Hon. W. H. Taylor of our city, who said in part:—

Ladies and Gentlemen:—When the World's Fair was held in Chicago there was held in connection with it a Parliament of Religions, where were gathered together representatives of most of the different religions of the world. I became quite interested in the deliberations of that body, attended many of its meetings, and it was my privilege to hear a great many of the principles of the various religions expounded by their ablest exponents. I was surprised to learn how little difference, after all, there is between the fundamental principles of all the religious in the world. And the leading thought through the whole, was "The Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man."

There was one religious society at the Parliament, however, that I did not have the pleasure of hearing, and that was the Christian Scientists. And, as I never have read any of their books, never attend any of their meetings, and never heard one of their lectures. I know but little about them, but I am not prejudiced either for or against their religious belief.

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