This book was published in 1941, Just before Rosie the Riveter became simply essential for the second world war effort. Did Rice withdraw publication to help with the war? No...he kept it in print for at least ten more years with repeated printings.
Bobbed Hair, Bossy Wives and Women Preachers 4th edition 1951 (originally published in 1941)
by John R. Rice. collection Jim Linderman
old time religion Giving Thanks Folk Art Schoolgirl Drawing 1876
Collection Jim Linderman
old time religion Ghost of Guilt. A gift to a sick boy with a hidden message. Get well and get your rear end back.
We're Sorry You've Been Sick Sunday School "Guilt Card" invisible sprite. Circa 1950 Collection Jim Linderman
Illogical and Improbable sticker for the Victory Prayer Line, circa 1945 - 1950 collection Jim Linderman
old time religion Where did Cain get his WIFE ??? Evangelist Robert C. Davis knows, and for 20 cents you can too
As long as they are quibbling about where Cain's wife came from, we don't have to worry. Still, it is a perplexing problem for the "only book with all the answers" I reckon. Bob here poured over the bible to find the answer, as god is perfect...except the answer isn't there.
I'll save you twenty cents. ADAM AND EVE HAD GIRL CHILDREN TOO, but "they were left out of the bible." Cain married his sister. Thank god Davis cleared that up.
By the way, Davis also writes "Animals (including apes) were not qualified to be a help mate for man. That is why a woman was made." It's good to have that cleared up too.
Where Did Cain Get His Wife by Robert C. Davis (no date, circa 1961) Self Published
Collection Jim Linderman
old time religion Non-evolved goofball Reverend Rice denies the Willingly Ignorant Uniformitarian Geologists
old time religion Non-evolved "faith-healer" Reverend Rice denies the Willingly Ignorant Uniformitarian Geologists. The Wha? Well, one would think "willingly ignorant" would apply to those who don't believe science...but nope! In the highly "designed by god" world of Reverence Rice, it means sinning scientists who think you can date a rock. Well...you can! Rice is pissed they didn't find remnants of the ark still. He also uses the faith-based argument foundation. "It can't be true because it says right here in the bible" TEN TIMES!
Dr. Jack Van Impe is furious...but I suspect much of it is caused by jealousy. When Time Magazine ran a story about a lovely day when 500 nude bathers descended on a beach in Truro, MA, Dr. Van Impe went crazy. "...filthiness" and "God's prime illustration of nudity centers around the demon-possessed maniac...running around naked in a graveyard." VICE-BOUND SINNERS!
Dr. Jack Van Impe used to be broadcast on hundreds of radio stations, and he is still in business!
HERE is the link to send a prayer directly to God (through Dr. Jack Van Impe, of course)
What in the World is Happening by Dr. Jack Van Impe 1976. 50 cents. Collection Jim Linderman
Palaces of Sin or the Devil in Society by Dick Maple 1902 (salesman sample book...fully bound with with only several dozen pages) Collection Jim Linderman
Real Photo Postcard circa 1950 collection Jim Linderman
The Sin of Lying by Elder B. E. Echols collects examples of lying snd arranges them into broad categories! Pulpit Lying, cunning lying, Santa Claus and rabbit egg lying (!!!) and yes, even political and diplomatic lying. Elder Echols says it is necessary to lie in politics, but he blames it on Satan.
old time religion tract The Sin of Lying by Elder Echols 1946, 1963. Second edition! Collection Jim Linderman
website claims to "launch" them.
Seems to me there are plenty of abandoned buildings suitable for pews already…many of them used to called "malls" and practiced the increasingly lost art of "retail location." While I would rather spend ANY Sunday morning at The Waffle House rather than a mini-sanctuary, those all seem to be down south and permanently installed. I am not sure if Portable Church Industries operates tax free, as nearly all churches do…but the next time I put up a pole barn, I'm going to call it a church.
I did not find anything on the original portable church shown above. It was apparently temporarily installed in Baltimore, MD. It is signed on the reverse by a preacher named "Melvin" but Lord knows I am not going to spend much time trying to identify him.
I did find the first portable church. in an 1909 issue of Popular Mechanics! It appears on the page next to the invention of the treadmill! If you ask me, it is a far more interesting invention.
Portable Church Real Photo Postcard dated 1909. Collection Old Time Religion
Super racist, the cult allowed no one in who didn't look like them. A large billboard on your arrival read "HOLY CITY IS A WHITE MAN'S TOWN! NEGROES AND ORIENTALS KEEP OUT OF HOLY CITY."
Here is a brief quote from Father Riker from his book The Emancipator.
"The White Man can take care of any and all kinds of business in our own, White Man's California State Home, and no longer will the White Man tolerate your undermining and polluting tactics. Farmers, Business Men and The Workers say: Orientals get out and stay out of our business. Our new Government will see that you get a job. Your polluting, undermining system of business must eternally stop in Our California. And besides this, keep your polluting hands off our White Race Women; they also belong only to the White Race Man. This is the true law of our original White Man's Constitution, these statements explain the real and true spirit of California."
See? Nut Job and Fruity Pebble. Father Riker ran for Governor of California four times but thankfully received only 1% of the vote each time. That would be about the same percentage some of the current "religious right" politicians would get. NOT…there is a good number of politicians today who seem to think separation of church and state is an obsolete concept.
IN 2016 what remained was purchased by wealthy Scientology couple Bob and Trish Duggan. They bought the parcel of land where Holy Land stood (and rusted away). 192 Acres! While the couple is worth BILLIONS (at one time Duggan was the 638th richest man in the world) they paid only 6 million dollars for the big plot near Los Gatos, California.
old time religion Fraudulent Faith Healer (pfft!) T. L. Osborn drops the price of Healing the Sick and Casting out Devils
Now his grandson Tommy Ray O'Dell is doing the same thing...apparently some "miracles" have taken place at HIS services. Check out T. L. Osborn in the cyber flesh with his self-produced videos! It appears to me that God has healed his bald head by providing a wig. The clip I like starts with a graphic of a man "cured" and hoisting his wheelchair over his head with "Healing Power!"
Covenant Point Bible Camp "letter home" do date. Collection Jim Linderman
Old time religion Manilla paper was developed in the 19th century and used as a cheap material for children's art projects. This handmade book was bound with a piece of string. I believe the Sunday school kids were "helped along" with numbers scored, then applied to the paper.
19th Century Ten Commandments handmade book Collection Jim Linderman
Thanks to Curley's Antiques
Today Bibleland is gone, but a 16 million dollar bag of biblical fraud with NON-PROFIT STATUS called Holyland is still available. FIFTY DOLLAR ADMISSION! White Jesus is everywhere, as are food shops and propaganda. Disneyland isn't far…I am going to guess the kids would rather be there. This plywood "Jesus raising the Dead" dates to the early days of TINY theme parks, NOT the bloated, garish disaster down there now. Holyland survived and thrived after being founded and owned by Trinity Broadcasting Network, the mass media arm of God. I vote for the primitive plywood one. It is charming, and I am sure admission was considerably less.
Real Photo Postcard no Date (circa 1950) Collection Jim Linderman
Sunday opposed drinking and gambling...fair enough, but he made folks pay admission to hear him say it. Some 200 bucks a sermon, and he gave FOUR A DAY. That was 800 bucks a day when the average yearly salary of a worker was? 800 bucks. Sunday made more in one day than the rest of the country, and unlike real workers, his sweat was from dancing around on stage like a buffoon sent by god instead of good, honest work. Fortunately, soon radio was invented, and folks could choose their entertainment on their own. Sunday faded into the either leaving behind thousands of real photo postcards now worth squat.
A giant old time religion mechanical, low- down devil rattlesnake acts up through the power of Satan (and the juice running through the conduit pipe) which brings him life! It's Augie Mack's giant automatron with heat-seeking heathen powers! The powerful creation of Mr. Mack weighed 300 pounds, but has gone missing! The blog post HERE tells as much of the story as is known.
Old Time Religion in which George Chenoweth writes the lord's prayer nine times in the space of a postage stamp. Why? Because he COULD. 645 words.
Lord's Prayer on a Real Photo Postcard collection Jim Linderman (Detail)
"Those who were all MOUTH, those who were all EARS, those who were all HANDS AND FEET and those who were all EYES." His tricks were to appeal to all! The scientific characterization of the flock came from Chicago "where hundreds of children could be gathered from the streets in a few minutes." Creepy. His book Junior Surprise Sermons went into at least 6 editions. In this example, he provides the patter which goes along with the show. The trick? God prepared the scissors earlier by breaking off one of the blades! Remind me to one day share the patter he developed for another of his tricks, "The Unhappy Heathen" in which he says about those in other countries "Many of them faint on the wayside under the sun, and the birds come and pluck out their eyes even before they die."
From the wartime book Junior Surprise Sermons with Handmade Objects by Arnold Carl Westphal. Sixth edition.
RPPC photo of J.A. Jewel sign on an Elephant circa 1930 Collection Jim Linderman
Amusements for Christians Right or Wrong? by Evangelist John R. Rice 1955 Sword of the Lord publishers Wheaton, IL Collection Jim Linderman.