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Dr. A. R. Wallace's Faith (S705: 1913)

Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Untitled reprint (Light, 22 November 1913, p. 562) of a short feature originally printed under this title in the 12 November 1913 issue of The Christian Commonwealth. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S705.htm

     This from 'The Christian Commonwealth' regarding Dr. A. R. Wallace is interesting: 'In spite of his great age, Dr. Russel Wallace maintained a vigour and strength which would do credit to much younger men. Less than a month ago we received a letter from him, written in his own firm and clear handwriting, in response to an inquiry which we addressed to him in anticipation of our Christmas number. "The faith I live by," he wrote, "is that derived from 'Modern Spiritualism.'" One of his most characteristic doctrines was based upon his belief that the improvement of the race would follow the enlargement of women's choice in marriage. As things are, he insisted, women are constantly forced into marriage for a bare living or a comfortable home. They have practically no choice in the selection of their partners and the fathers of their children, and so long as this economic necessity for marriage presses upon the great bulk of women, men who possess money, whatever their character, are able to secure wives. Women must be free to marry or not to marry before there can be any real natural selection in the most important relationship of life.'

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