Signs of the Times

Gazette Telegraph

Frank McDonough, Jr., Columnist in his article "Spiritual Values" published in the Gazette Telegraph Colorado Springs, Colorado

In a recent sermon, the minister of one of our largest churches became worried greatly over the absence of young people, not only in his congregation, but in the membership of churches in general. He had statistics showing that . . . the proportion of high school and college young folks was declining. It is a worrisome situation, but it does not seem that the answer is too hard to find. The teaching of spiritual values has fallen far behind in this modern age, and it must turn about face in order to catch up. It can be done. The teaching of religion in most of our churches today is archaic.

To those of us who believe in an all-powerful Creator, this planet and our life upon it is according to a plan; otherwise, all would be chaos. There is a distinct cleavage in this plan, on one side of which is all that is material and on the other side that which is spiritual. Men such as Galileo, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and others gave starts to unlocking the secrets of the metals, gases and other material things; and with modern laboratories increasing, desire for research interests the younger generation. They are in the laboratories.

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January 30, 1965

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