Judge William G. Ewing of Chicago delivered a lecture on Christian Science at the Odeon last night [June 8]. It was refreshing and inspiring to listen to the words of a man who preaches the gospel of love and not of hate, who tells you of the goodness with which the world is filled and which men may have simply by persistently claiming it. It was inspiring, though one might not always agree with the speaker in his conclusions. The man who sees the good, the beautiful, and the true in all of nature's handiwork, who is filled with appreciation for all that has been done by science, art, and religion for the betterment of mankind, has a message for humanity, and they realize it when they hear him speak, even though they may differ widely from his beliefs as to things spiritual. Judge Ewing was introduced by James McNally of the Herald, who said in part,—

I am not a Scientist, and after being compelled to listen for the past six weeks to a gospel of denunciation and condemnation, I am not altogether sure that I am a Christian. Certainly I have neither part nor share in, nor sympathy for, nor understanding of, the monstrous doctrine that condemns men to eternal torment. If there is a God who would condemn any of His children to eternal torment, He is no God of mine. I will also say that I have very many friends who are Scientists, and there is not an intellectual runt among them all. The membership of this church will compare most favorably with any other sect in the world.

Marshalltown Herald.

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August 21, 1909

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