|"We need not
be afraid of scientists nor of the discoveries of science. Because
if science discovers a truth, the Bible throws a new light or color which
we have not observed before. It does not change the Bible.
It opens it out so that we understand it better. We are indebted
to science, and we are not afraid of science, nor of any honest investigation
in the world."
-- Russell H.
Conwell (Baptist), 1925
Conwell presided over "The Temple" in Philadelphia, which had the largest
Protestant congregation in the United States at the time. He is perhaps
best known as the author of the Mother of all inspirational lectures,
"Acres of Diamonds." Since that speech peaked well before 1920, I've quoted
from a later sermon.