Cont. from page 1, page 10 Father Divine sayville New York

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Cont. from page 1, page 10 Father Divine sayville New York - SajriHe Whites Demand That Father Divine Move...
SajriHe Whites Demand That Father Divine Move (Continued from page one) - As he goes about town Divine is greeted on all sides by his followers, followers, both Negro and white with "Peace, Father P ( delivered in a soft ecstatic tone, "Peace I he replies. replies. . . Another expression used by the faithful is: "It's wonderful!" in the same tone of spiritual joy. Only Service it at Meals Divine wears no robes, nor does he use incense or lights' or other accompaniments accompaniments to religious atmosphere. atmosphere. Nor are there formal scriptural scriptural readings. His nearest ap - prpach to a service is at the meals - to which fifty or sixty persons sit down. Divine and his wife, Penihah; known as 'Mother Di - vine, a tall elderly woman of light complexion, are at the head of the table. No food is touched until the receotacle has been in Divine's hands. Guests sometimes sit lor hours at a meal. Every one is" invited invited to give an "expression.' It is when these "expressions' lead to "vibrations" that there are joyful shouts, halleluahs, throwing up of, pands, loud crys of "It s wonderful and other evidences of joy. which have been Complained about by neighbors. Lecturer! Among Followers Divine' whit followers seem include many faith healers and lec - i . . . . . I - . turers on spiritual matters akin to Unity and the Js'ew Thought Attorney Madison, who defended the thirty - two prisoners, was gradu - - ated with cum laude honors from Bowdoin College in 1910 and received received an M. A. degree from Columbia Columbia in 1918. "Speaking f Father Divine Mr. Jfadisori saidf ' ' " 7 - "I studied under Professor Dewey and Professor Thorndike and Professor Professor Kilpatrick and others when I was at Columbia, and they were wonderful teachers, but none of them compares to Father Divine. Fundamentally, his teaching are: First, 'Have faith and God within you, and the Kingdom of Heaven will be with vou." Second, 'Live your life without bigotry, hatred, malice or separation.' Third. 'Let us bring ourselves all together into into one one love, one harmony, one peace and one content' "His faith is spreading more and tnore widely every day. There is now a center in Tudor City, in New York; one at Floral Park," in Queens,, another at Lenox avenue and 132nd street and another at Broadway and Fifty - fifth street. He imbues in you the living Christian life. . He teaches that if you will do everything as Christ would do it and dont do anything he wouldn't ' you're bound .to get health, wealth and prosperity ' here on earth." k - Attorney Madison accompanied Father Divine back to Sayville on Monday morning. ... "' .. Ordered to Leave - A sub - committee of the Commit tee of seventy - five formed last week: to devise means' of getting Major ' Divine, Negro evangelist out of town, met Monday evening with 3 of his representatives 'and served an ultimatum on them. Father Divine must be out of Suffolk County by the first week in January, January, they said, and, in the interim, must conduct his meetings quietly and end them by 9 o'clock in. the evening. The Negro preacher was represented represented by Arthur A. Madison, a Negro attorney from New York, and Millard J. Bloomer and Eugene Delmar, who are white. They said that Divine that was more than willing to leave a com - . munity which objected to his pres - ' ence. They asked, however, for a itpircic uimi apnng, ior inc juan ing of the indictment found against him on a charge of maintaining a nuisance, and suggested that the committee might raise a fund to buy his .property,' which they valued at $30,000. . The subcommittee,' consisting of r Alfred E, Friedman, Frederick Tuck, y&Hiva yfjipbtg 4d u4 )Ler a a 1 -

Clipped from The New York Age28 Nov 1931, SatPage 10

The New York Age (New York, New York)28 Nov 1931, SatPage 10
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