140 years ago today - Jan 28, 1883 • Sunday

[George Q. Cannon]

I went to hear a M^r Savage preach at All Souls Church (Unitarian)[.] He is an iconoclast – a Bob Ingersoll kind of preacher; smart; but I never heard such doctrine from a preacher before. He called his sermon "Constructive Rationalism." He did away with hell, heaven, God &c, elevated reason above revelation, and endorsed evolution. He said incidentally that man had been two hundred thousand years upon the earth. Upon our return to our rooms I submitted the points of Judge Black's argument to the brethren, and all agreed that it would be unwise to make such concessions as his argument contained.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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