The Lectures

Carol Norton delivered a scholarly address at the Opera House Thursday evening, December 17, on "Christian Science, the Gospel of Righteousness and Health." A large audience composed of representative people heard Mr. Norton. The speaker was introduced by Rev. Alva Roy Scott, paster of All Souls' Church (Unitarian). Mr. Scott said,—

Ladies and Gentlemen:—The Christian people are confronted with the difficult but inspiring task of making the world better. Everywhere about us are disease, sin, vice, crime, and poverty. But these are not the whole of society. There are thousands and thousands of men and women who love the good life, and are giving their time, strength, and means to uplifting humanity. I believe that there are just as good people to-day as have ever lived in any age of saints, prophets, or apostles.

The task before the Christian world is to suppress the evils, to eradicate the causes producing human and social disorders. The work is more than this. It aims to over-come the evil by deepening and enriching the human personality. Religion is not a mystery, but a self-mastery. We have an example in Jesus Christ. We all desire to be known as his disciples. We accept his leadership.

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February 6, 1904

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