A traveling evangelist was here last week lecturing on...

Prosser (Wash.) Bulletin

A traveling evangelist was here last week lecturing on various subjects and making an effort to sell some of his booklets. On Friday night the title of his lecture was "Christian Problem of Sorrow and Suffering," in which he exalted sorrow and suffering to the dignity of a virtue and pronounced a panegyric upon them. In doing so he made an uncalled for and wholly unjustifiable attack on Christian Science, stating that there was nothing whatever to it except bodily healing, and intimating that sorrow and suffering should not be healed; that they are a good thing for the world and bring us most of our blessings. He said that he did not know much about Christian Science, and we agree with him. It is almost inconceivable that in this age of optimism a man, calling himself a servant of God and claiming that his mission is to uplift humanity, should travel about and preach against those who do not believe as he does and exalt sorrow and suffering into virtues that we must possess if we would be happy.

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"Fear made manifest"
January 27, 1917

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