Assignment # 2
Crossing a cultural Divide: The twenties
The reasons there was a great debate in the 1920s about the future were discussed in Radio Broadcast;” Modern Church Is No Bridge to Heaven,”1923, Cartoon ; Religious “Modernism” Offers Cold Comfort,1924, and Young women discuss Petting, 1930 which say that we are reelecting our Christianity and turning to a scientific discovery. The Radio Broadcast, “Evangelist Makes Plea for Lord of Scriptures,” Los Angeles Times, August 6, 1923, talks about how Jesus would help us and how we can’t live without him and today there are many people that don’t believe and say that he no longer helps us and motion pictures, festivals are not helping us. “Indictment of modern churches that would bridge the way to heaven with “chicken suppers and social psychology,” instead of with the vital doctrines of the Son of God” (196). In the Cartoon: Religious “modernism” Offers Clod Comfort, Frigid Air Seminary from page 13 of the periodical The Bridal Call Foursquare Published July 1928, it mocks the modern elements of society education and science and aims to make modern science look ridiculous with the Doctrine of The Frigid Seminary poster and blindfolding the preachers as a symbol that they no longer know what they are talking about. “We deny the virgin birth, the bible is full of mistakes” (198). Young Women Discuss Petting, Phyllis Blanchard and Carlyn Manasses, New Girls for Old (New York; Macaulay Co., 1930) talked about how young girls were sending letters asking for advice about choosing to continue acting the way their parent taught them or joining their friends. “ the girl who has been brought up to believe that petting, smoking and drinking are wrong but see one or all of these things done by many of her friends is doubtful as to what course he shall pursue”(206). At the end of the document they had concluded that sexual intercourse was safe only if it was introduced to the more permanent arrangement of matrimony....
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