They are having quite a time up in northern Colorado over...

Steamboat Springs (Col.) Pilot

They are having quite a time up in northern Colorado over an evangelist .... Boulder has a number of splendid, able, and independent editors, but perhaps it was because it was campaign time that they paid no attention, to the evangelist with his usual attacks on religious beliefs in that town. When he went to Greeley, however, and repeated a sermon that seems to be a specialty of his,—a violent and unseemly attack upon Christian Science, denouncing its followers as straight on the road to perdition and as copartners with Satan,—the Greeley Tribune-Republican, one of the most staid and conservative papers in the state, published a rebuke so pointed and timely that it awakened the newspapers of Boulder, Fort, Collins, Windsor, and other towns, and they unanimously joined in denouncing the intolerance and bigotry which this gentlemen has spread in his sermons throughout that section. The people backed them up in many letters to approval, and the controversy waxes hot. What is the religion of Christ getting out of all this? Are the people better for the bitterness and animosity that has been stirred up? Have the thousands of dollars contributed to this evangelist been repaid in a better town, more of the spirit of brotherhood, more helpfulness, more charity, more peace?

There is one thing that may in all truth be said of the followers of Christian Science. If they follow the tenets of their order, they never proselyte, never condemn, never denounce. They follow the even tenor of their way with the kindest feeling toward other denominations and toward the world. One of the strongest charges ever brought against Mrs. Eddy, the Founder of the Christian Science movement, is that she discouraged proselying, evangelism, emotional religion. Yet the fact of the wonderful and continued growth of the sect without the usual methods of gaining converts, would seem to prove that they have something to offer that the world needs. If they have attained some portion of the truth, the order will continue in a growth which has attracted the attention of the religious world; if they are wrong, all the denunciation of this evangelist and his kind is wasted effort. In the end, the truth is mighty and will prevail.

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