Aimee Semple McPherson Debates Charles Lee Smith Over Religion and Evolution

Aimee Semple McPherson Debates Charles Lee Smith Over Religion and Evolution

McPherson with her "Gospel car" (1918)
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Church & State History
History of Science
Countries

In Seattle, Washington, Aimee Semple McPherson and Charles Lee Smith debate religion and evolution. Aimee Semple McPherson is a popular Pentecostal evangelist and Smith is head of the American Association for the Advancement of Atheism in New York.

McPherson at one point challenges Smith: "I challenge Mr. Smith to get down on his knees and pray and ask God to reveal himself to him." Smith responds: "God knows my address. Let him look me up."

McPherson's primary goal is to denounce evolution:

"Evolution is absurd, drunken! Why scrap a good, staunch faith for uncertainties? The Bible is true."

Video

Sister Aimee Semple McPherson on Prohibition (1930's)

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Existence of 65 Concentration Camps in Germany Reported by New York Times
Atahualpa Becomes Last Incan Emperor When Strangled by Conquistadors
Death of Mormon Leader Brigham Young
Execution of Sayyid Qutb by Hanging for Plotting to Overthrow Egyptian State
Cardinal Michael von Faulhaber Says November Revolution of 1918 Was Treason