In this week’s Adventist news round-up, Uriah Smith patented drawings of the “Horsey Horseless” in 1899, the apocalyptic connotations of Prince’s “Purple Rain” are explored, Argentinian Adventist Carlos Roa explains he left sports because he thought the world’s end was imminent, and a Utah congregation raises potatoes to counter the pandemic.
Uriah Smith idea of a fake horsehead on a “horseless carriage”, as they were called in his day, is an interesting idea. The Duryea brothers were the first Americans to manufacture a horseless carriage motorized car in American a few years before Uriah Smith came up with a fake horse head car idea. We will never know what could have been the result if the Duryea brothers and Uriah Smith had joined together.
Roa was an inspiration to my son Alex, who as an up and coming young futbol player in elite prviate leagues back in his young teens,traveling to matches in England and to my country of origin (Argentina), during my ambivalent years outside the church.