Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 3, No. 6
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"Mussolini and the Vatican! What did God predict concerning their relationship and the restoration of the Papacy? ... Don't fail to hear this dramatic [unclear: Bibleloz] by N.C. Burns, B.Th., World Traveller, in the Paramount Theatre (heated)". We went along. After hymns - the words of which were thrown on to the screen surrounded by beautiful sunset colours - Mr. Burns "played" his violin while ushers collected a free-will offering. "Funds last week were £10 short of expenses."
The theatre was almost full. Audience - petty bourgeois mostly, many bald heads, a fair sprinkling of younger people ([unclear: bjkf] [unclear: rsomnolent], however).
As there is no space to unfold in full the astounding prophecies of Mr. Burns, we can give only one example of his scientific method. He quotes - "Lot him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred, threescore and six." (Rev. xiii, 18). Right. Now look at this, ladies and gentlemen: the Hebrew word for Rome is Romiith. If we add up the numerical equivalents of each letter, we find that the total is 666. Similarly with the Greek word - Lateines, and the latin word (we weren't told this). Now the Pope's title is Vic arias file dui. Add up, yes--- 666! The conclusion is obvious.
The speech is full of this. In addition we are treated to colored slides of "a woman clothed with the sun and the noon under her feet," of a seven-headed Oregon, and later of the dragon snarling at the woman, who is, of course, quite unperturbed.
Mr. Burns is a shattering speaker, with the result that when he wants to emphasize, he can't. Despite this he has surprisingly soporific effects on some of the audience.
There are no questions, applause only when Papal setbacks to the Nazis are mentioned. Mind you, Mr. Burns is no Jesuit priest, oh no. "I will reveal the name of the True Church at my last lecture in 5 weeks' time." Lecture next week - Why God allows War. Copies of tonight's speech may be obtained free by leaving your address in the lobby. As we go out the lobby is crowded with believers hastily leaving names and addresses.