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BLADE Terms, $1.00 a Year; 6 Mos. 75 cts.; 3 Mos. 60 cts. VOL. VI. NO. 23. LEXINGTON, KY., SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 305 21, 1897. WHOLE NO. 283. mi (Spill to have carried to the Hebrews is almost identically that given in Genesis, the only difference being that the man is called Admi inAdmi Was given a stead of Adam. wise and placed in a garden from which went sour rivers; the two were commanded not to eat of a certain fruit, were tempted to eat it by a serpent, were driven out and kept out by a flaming sword. In thetlChaldean account the garden, which is called Eden in the seems One of Bible, is called Canduiya. the Chaldee tablets has a picture of a woman taking fruit off tree and a man on one side of her and a serpent on the other. The Abramites lest Ur of the Chal-deefor the land of Canaan, about 700 years before Moses, according to Hebrew legends, or 430 years before Moses, according to Josephus, and in consequence of his departure from Chaldea they were called Hebrews, which means ''emigrants." According to the Bible account the i s, JAS. E. HUGHES, Publisher. All communications must be addressed to BLUE GRASS BLADE, 45 N. Mill streetexington, Ky. or Entered at Post Office at Lexington, Abramites, or Ky., as second class matter. Hebrews stopped for two years at think Haran, while on their way to CaWanfed-f- ln of Bomo simple Idea Who cannatent? naan. This was probably because at thin? to Protect your ideas they ma bring jou wealth Write JOHN WLDDEHBtJRN & CO . Patent Attor that place there was a temple to Sin, neys. Washington, D C for their $1,800 prize offer and list of two hundred invention? v . fed. the Moon god, the moon being specially worshiped in Chaldea, because, OR- r tT in that hot country, much of their The traveling was done at night. Hebrews at that time were nomadic, and carrying their tents with them went any where that they sound the grass and water most favorable for &c their flocks. The Hebrews, oif their first going to Canaan, from Chaldea, remained GO TO there 170 years, according to their & account, and 215 according to JoseCO E.Maln St. Lexington. Ky. phus. They then migratci to Egypt, having gotten permission from the & Hyksos, or "Shepherd Kings," to ' take their flocks to Egypt and graze SUCCESLORS TO them in the delta of the Nile. 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It was very natural for the Hebrews to fall into the worship of the Egyptian gods, for the Epytians, at first certainly, seem to have been very kind in their treatment of the Hebrews. That the Jews, as we shall call the Hebrews, "for short, "sell into the worship of the Egyptian gods is evident from the Bible story, in which Aaron makes a golden calf and worships it at the very time that Moses claimed to be talking with Jehovah on the top of Mt. Sinai the golden calf representing the bull, Apis, which was worshiped by the Egypt- The Egyptian Jahyeh ians. That they were sadly afflicted with leprosy is evident all through the Bible, while it does not seem that they were unkindly treated, because when they wauted to "borrow" the jewelry of Egyptian women and go off some distance, on a big picnic junketing, the Egyptian ladies freely loaned the Jews their jewelry, and, to this day, the Jews have neglected to return that jewelry to the Egyptian ladies. to flee into Ethiopia. The Egyptians There is no intimation of what the remained in Ethiopia for 13 years. Lord said to Moses ever having been have Is the number of persons who During this time Osarsiph destroyed committed to writing until we come subscribed for my book "Behind the the towns, and burned the images of to the 8th chapter of Nehemiah, and Bars," written while I was in jail in Paris, Kv. , the prisoner of the Christhe goas. Aster 13 years Amenophis there, for the first time, we hear of tian church, having been prosecuted returned to Egypt with a great the book of the law of Moses being by a combination of Christians and army and drove the leprous and un- read. This was 445 B. C. and 1006 whisky sellers. clean .people and their allies, out of aster the death of Moses. The book is to be neatly bound, and will be more than twice the size Egypt, to the borders of Syria." The Jews had been conquered and " of my "Ratioral View." The statement that the Jews were carried to Babylon as captives, and The price will be $1.00 payable "forty years" in the wilderness were kept there in captivity for 70 when the book is ready for delivery, from Egypt to Syria or Canaap, a years, were liberated by Cyrus .and I will begin its publication as and soon as 500 subscribers shall have distance of about 300 miles, is doubt- went back to Canaan, or Palestine, been gotten, and the book will be legends." less greatly exaggerated; the num- about 1000 years aster they had come ready for delivery in about a month Rawlinson, the historian, says: bers 3, 7, 12 and 40, among th'e Jews to Canaan from Egypt. from that time. "The. hall of Seti, at Karnak, seeming to denote in'definiteness as In this connection Mr. Ladd says: As to whether there was any such (Egypt) is the greatest of man's we mean by the word "several." "Aster Babylon had been captured man as Moses is a matter of doubt. architectural works, and the build- The 40 days of the flood, 40 days on by Cyrus, the Persian King, one of Renan, the French Infidel philoso- ing td which it belongs is the noblest Mt. Sinai, 40 days fasting and the 40 the first acts cf this monarch was to pher thinks there was, but Rev. A. ever 'produced by the hand of man." years in the wilderness seem all to issue an edict releasing the Jews H Sayce,( the archeologist, in his That country had many inscrip come under this head. from captivity, and permitting such "Records bf the Past," in speaking tions on monuments and papyrus The facts that we have given in of them as desired, to return to Jeof the Sun god of Chaldea, says : "We rolls that have come down to us, and the Bible, assuming them to be facts, rusalem. A sew years therelearn from a Babylonian text, re- have been deciphered and their indicate that Moses could not have after, Ezra and Nehemiah, accomcently discovered in upper Egypt meaning given to the world, and ye written the Penteteueh. panied by several elders, proceeded that his (Moses '), title was Mosu, the in all of these there is not one single Of course it oould not have been to Jerusalem, carrying with them hero, a word which is, letter for allusion to the story of the miracu- written until aster the Jews lest the entire writings comprising the letter the same as the Hebrew Mos-hoh- lous departure of the Jews from Egypt, because it contains an 'ac- Penteteueh and other sacred writRev. . Sayce shows that the Egypt, though it is simply impossi- count of their going from Egypt. ings, and called together all the name Mosu dates back to Accadian ble that every Mult, sane human be- There is no allusion in the book of Israelites, when Ezra and Nehemiah cosmology, where Mosu was wor- ing ip Egypt could not have known f Exodus to Mos6s having spent any occupied several days in reading shiped as the Sun god, and Huet, of the marvelous miracles that the part of his time in writing anything these Mosaic laws and comVossius ana Clark think that Moses Bible says were wrought to make until he gets nearly to Canaan, and mandments, including the account of and the Egyptian Bacchus were the the Egyptians let the Jews go; for then he has to occupy 40 days in the creation of the world, the fall'of same. instance, the turning of all the water writing the "ten commandments," Adam, the flood &c. Aster this Renan says that the oldest writ- of iSgypt, including the Nile, into that I can write in less than 5 min- reading all the Hebrews took an ings concerning Moses were written blood, and making lice a soot deep utes. oath to believe and obey the books 500 veai--s aster the deah of Moses. all oyer Egypt. Moses then was busy these as the works of Moses. While the Bible shows that the In,order then to believe the Bible, 40 days in the mechanical writing of "Ezra ought to be good authority Jews laid great stress on the burial the Christian of today must believe the 10 commandments, is they were on this subject. He says or is made of their dead, the fact that the Bible the traditions that were handed given by God, unless we suppose to say, that he and others wrote says that the place of the grave of down (or 500 years before they were that God took a long time to delib- these books during the Babylonian Moses is not known, is a grave sug- written, these traditions coming erate over, and decide exactly what captivity. He further says that all gestion that n.j such man ever lived. front the Jews who had been slaves, those commandments should be, and the sacred writings of the Jews had even then adopted, as the best he been burned, and that he had underThe fact that only "70 souls, Yof the and ,Who were not only deeply according to their own ac- could do, laws that had already ex- taken to write all that had been Jews went from Canaan to live in Egypt, and that these are said to count," liars and base and cruel, and isted for a long time among some done in the world from the beginhave so increase'd that they made an superstitious, while a most intelli- nations. ning, and that he wrote from memarmy of 600,000 sighting men, in 300 gent and refined and good people, Moses died before the Jews got to ory. "Renan, in his third volume of ,years, with no arrangement for any the Egyptians who, 'the Jews say Canaan, and there is no allusion to miraculous increase amoung them, saw these miracles, seem to know anything ne had written, during 'Israel, ' insists, with much force of shows that that is some very great nothihg about them. their travels, except the "10 com- argument and some evidence, that t, error in the story of the exodus. mandments." the generally accepted opinion, deIt is very important, in this The Penteteueh seems to have rived from three of the early fathers to remember how these rec- Manetho says there was such a man as Moses, uhd that hie original, ordilpjra gotten. The exjiuroing of, been written by Ezra, pOO years as- of the church that Ezra wrote the the city of Nipper, in Assyria, for ter the death SfMoseS." Rey. Dr. books of the" Thora (Penteteueh) at iiatne was Usarsiph. Not only do Egyptian recqrds sail instanee has been done within the Davidson in his "Introduction to the Babylon, from memory, cannot be to say anything about the famous last three years. It was done un- Old Testament" says: The narra- maintained. He asserts that at the story of the Jews crossing the Red der the management of the Univer- tives of the Penteteueh are partly time of the destruction of the temple, Sea, but the identical Pharaoh that sity of Pennsylvania, and a man mythical and legendary. The mira- at the second siege of Jerusalem by was ruling in Egypt at the time the at the head of the enterprise was a cles recorded are the exaggerations Nebuchadnezzar, the Hebrews carMoses was not the ried with them, into captivity, fragJews lest there has been sound, and member of a Bible archeological of a later age. first writer who penned parts of the ments of the sacred writings, includI saw his mummy at the Chicago society. and history." ing the Thora, in an unfinished conThey bought back to Pennsylvania national legends Exposition, all the cirenmstances indicating that he had been buried 30,000 relics from the exhumed city, Chambers' Encyclopedia says. "The dition, and that from these fragin the ordinary way, and in the in- and they said that there was evi- early claims of Mosaic authorship of ments, and from memory, the Thora ' scriptions sound with him there be- dence that there had been an ad- the Pentete,uch have been 'generally and other scriptures wei'e tnifde. ' The 9th chapter of 1st Esdras, in ing nothing to indicate that he 'had vanced stage of civilization, in that abandoned." The account of the death of Moses the Apocryphal Bible this Esdras city, 3,000 years before Adam was been drowned. is given in Deuteronomy xxxiv. 6, being the same as Ezra in the He was certainly dry enough for created. Sir William Osburn, the Egyptolo which is claimed by the accepted canonic Bible gives the same aca model Prohibitionist, when I saw gist; and reader of hieroglyphics, Christian chronologist of tjie Bible count of the reading of the teachings him. of Moses to the people, that is given The Biblical story of 'Moses being spent 30 years among the monu- to have been 1451 B. C. sound in a basket of rushes, on the ments and tombs of Egypt and said In the whole of the exodus from the 8th chapter of Nehemiah, but, Nile, and brought up by an Egyptian in his "Monumental History of Egypt to Canaan all communications like Nehemiah, does not tell about princess, is so identical with the Egypt" that he sound nothing about between Ged and the Jews, except- the origin of the book in which these Chaldean stoiy of Sargon who ruled the Bible story of the departure of ing the ten commandments, are rep- were sound. The 14th chapter of 2nd Esdras, Assyria 1600 years, B. C. that no the Jews from Egypt. resented as having been spoken, by however, gives an account of how unprejudiced man can sail to see Chevalier Bunsen, a scholar in God to Moses and then spoken by the book read by Esdras, alias Ezra, that the Jewish story is simply Egyptian antiquities in speaking of Moses to the people. The continual statement is that was obtained. copied from the Chaldean. the Bible story of the departure of In verse 21, Ezra says to the Lord In the Chaldean inscription, Sar- the Jews from Egypt says: "The "God said unto Moses." and "Moses gon tells his one story thus: "My baniers which Jewish superstition spake unto the people." For in- "Thy law is burnt, therefore no man mother was a princess; my father I and Christian sloth have erected in stance in Numbers xxx. 1 we have knoweth the things that are done of did not know. My mother placed the field of history are forever bro- "And Moses spake unto the heads of thee." Ezra then explains that at me in an ark of rushes, with bitumen; ken down. Historical records and the tribes,' concerning the children the command of the Lord he took named Sarea, Dabri, my exit she sealed up. She launched truth cannot be destroyed by the of Israel, soying, This is the thing five men, which did not drown preposterous claims advanced by the which the Lord hath commanded." Selemia, Ecanus and Asiel, which me on the river, we have "And were "ready to write swiftly, " and me. The river carried me to Akki; clergy to fabricate history in order In Numbers xxxi. to bring us back to the dark ages." the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, went into a field and remained there the water it brought me. for forty days and tha) they wrot As to why the Jews lest Egypt, Avenge the children of Israel water carrier, in ten"Akki, the And Moses said unto the people, through the day, and that he dicderness of bowels listed me. Akki, Manetho says: tated to them day aad night, until "Amenophis consulted the gods as Arm yourselves unto the war," the water carrier, as his child The book of Deuteronomy, con- they- wrote 204 books, 70 of which , me up. Akki, the water to how to get rid of the Hebrews. brought placed The advice was to drive them out of taining a summary of the whole were exclusively for scholars. carrier as his husband-maEznrcloes not say that he was in' The Hebrews asked the Jewish law begins by sayiug "These Egypt. me." Bible account is so given as King that they be allowed to depart; be the words which Moses spake un- spired as to what to tell the five The writers, but he says that "The Highnot to indicate so plainly that the the King refused to grant their re- to all Israel." quest, but sent them into the stone is no intimation at any time est gave understanding unto the five There baby was the illegimate child of a quarries; afterward, at their request that Moses delivered, in a written men, and they wrote the wonderful princess. When the Jews came to Canaan, he allowed them to occupy Avaris form, anything that hehad received visions of the night that were told which they knew not. " from Egypt, they sound there a city, which had been desolate since the from the Lord, except the ten The facts then teem to be that technically known as named Salem. They captured this departure of the Shepherds; among Moses never wrote a word that is in city, and it was, aster that, called them were several learned priests the decalogue. What Moses heard from the Lord the Penteteueh, the first five .books the Salem of the Jews, or the Jews' afflicted with leprosy; one of them Salem, and was finally corrupted in- named Osarsiph, a priest of Helio-poli- he simply told to the people, and of the Bible that the Christians claim they made their ruler. they remembered it, or misunder- were written by Moses, were written to Jerusalem. "Having fortified the city Osar- stood it, or perverted it, or misrep- by some other party who was proalleged miraculous crossing The to give what the Lord had of the Red Sea, by the Jews, has its siph incited an insurrection against resented it, just as other people of fessing Amenophis, and sent to Jerusalem, their intelligence and morals would said to Moses; and therefore Moses counterpart in the story of Alexanalways spoken of in the third perder opening the Pamphylian Sea, by to the formerly expelled Shepherds, do then and now; there being no is son, and never speaks in the first They responded, with intimation that there was any mircommanding It to separate, so that for aid. alacrity, and came to the assistance aculous control to enable these peo- person as would have been natural his army passed through. to do had he written those Christian apologists now seem, in of fsarsiph, whose, name was after- ple to remember what Moses said, for him changed to Moses. " keep them from wil- books himself, and therefore we find or anything to many instances, to be trying to ward Manetho futher says "Ameno- ful or accidental misrepresentation that the Penteteueh gives an acevade the idea that there was anv count of the death and burial of miracle in the Jews crossing the phis, with his army, was compelled of what Moses had said. e, ." ignor-ant,jbut, con-nedui2 n s, Red Sea, and say that the water being driven back was the result of a wind that has repeatedly had that effect. Of the state of learning that existed in Egypt at the time the Jews lest there, Fergurson,the Egyptologist and historian says: "In refinement, learning,architecture and luxuries, the Egyptians had reached the pinnacle of same, the writing including history, divinity philosophy,cor-respondenctravels, novels and Moses, as Moses could not have time and its interior on the eighth they were divided into two sects the principle that no testimony can be strong enough to establish a miracle, time. Hea said, planks against the Pharisees and Saducees which written about himself. resembled, in their re- because it is always more probable The facts then are that some time water I place. I repaired the rents; within tho time of 1A0G aster the three measures of bitumen I placed ligious beliefs the Christians and In- that the witness would lie, or be I then collected fidels of this day. Acts xxiii 8 says: mistaken, than that the miracle death of Moes some body wrote over the sides. ' "For the Sadducees say there is no would happen. from memory or tradition what food and all was ready. "I brought into the ship all of my resurrection, neither angel, nor The fact that the career of Jesus Moses had said; that the books containing these sayings had all burned, male and female servants and the spirit; but the Pharisees confess was very remarkable no more proves that Jesus was miraculous than the Hea then told both." and that Ezra, 1006 years aff.er the animals of the field. Though Jesus was, of course, a remarkable religious iufluences of death of Bloses had'written, from his me. that he would send the flood in Pharisee in his religious views, it Mohammed or lo Smith prove that memory of those bqoks, or tradition the night. "Hasisadra then went on and seems evident that he had more they were supernaturally controlled. as to what was ih them, the only Very illogical reasoning is used to sayings of Moses of which we know, said: I entered the ship and closed sympathy for the Sadducees, and reand which are now sound in the first it up and it rained as Hea had told garded the Pharisee as being what prove the supernatural character of When you want a new vehicle of any kind, first come fen five books of the Bible, as they me, until the floods reached to the the name has come to mean prover- Jesus; for instance it has been writsee what we make, and how we make it, and wkat ten to me, lately, that eyery time I have come down to us, changed by heavens and all life was destroyed on bially now. we will sell it for, and you will learn that The Pharisee represented ortho- write "1897, " I recognize the mirearth, and during the rain the Gods fraud and bv accident. doxy, and was in the majority, and aculous birth of the person from in heaven wept. The leading features of the teach"Hasisadra then said to Izdubar, the Sadducee was in an unpopular whom this time is counted. Is I ings of the Jewish Bible can be easily traced to their heathen origin. six days and nights passed, the wind, minority, ana it took some courage were in Arabia, I would do as they are cheaper than imported work. Factory The Sabbath, for instance, is said in deluge and storm overwhelmed the to be a Sadducee then just as it does do in thac country, and- date from the slight of Mohammed, but it Exodus 20, to have been established earth, and on the seventh day, the to be an InfidelnW, and Jesus seems Cor Walnut & Short Str., Lexington, Ky. to commemorate the fact that Gqd storm in its course was calmed. The to have respected the Sadducee would not be any evidence ot any In storm and all the deluge which had more, though he did not agree with supernatural character in the great rested on the seventh day. Arabian orophet. Deuteronomy v. 16, however, quite a destroyed life on the earth was the Sadducee in doctrine. But the dating of time from the The Jews had a way of trying to different origin of the Sabbath is quieted and the deluge was ended. given. It is there said that the Sab"Hasisadra further said to Izdu- find hidden meanings in their sacred birth' of Jesus does not seem so bath was instituted to commemorate bar: Corpses'of men floated on the writings, as is still common among strange when we know that the the exodus of the Jews from Egypt, water, and I bpened the window, the Christians and was once much years were not so numbered until and these two erftirely differsent and the light broke over my face and more so than now. Of the 240 books 580 years aster Jesus was guessed to DEALERS IN reasons for the Sabbath are given in I sat down and wept. Over my fare that Ezra says he wrote in Babylon, have been born, a priest named two books that are professedly quot- slowed my tears. I saw the shore as he says, in the Apocryphal Esdras, Denys, or Dionysius Exiguus, as he ing the ten commandments as God the boundary of the sea. For twelve that 70 of them were intended to be was called in Latin, that being in gave them to Moses on Sinai. 2,000 measures the land rose; to the coun- understood only by the wise, and it the beginning of the 'dark ages" years before the birth of Moses the try of Nizur went the ship; the fifth is possible that being among their though it did not become comAccadians had set apart Sunday, or and sixth day the country of Njzur enemies, they wrote some things in- mon among Christians until 300 Sun-daOn the seventh day I tended to be incomprehensible by years aster that. for the worship of the sun, the same. In addition to this there was a variation of opin was set sent forth a dove; it sound no last- 'their enemies, that referred to and Monday, or Moon-daliberators. This liberator ion, among the church fathers, covapart for the worship of the moon. ing place and returned. I then sent . Blake, in his . "History of the forth a swallow and it finding no was called the Messiah and the Jews ering a period of 130 years, as to the Heavens" says, "The Accadians, or resting place returned. I sent forth were continually searching their time when Jesus was born, and that Elamites, seem to be the authors of a raven; it saw tne decrease ot tne scriptures to find passages alluding he was born when Cyreneus was I sent to this Messiah, in order that they Governor of Judea, as stated in the the legends of creation, the six day's waters and never returned. work, and rest on the seventh; they the animals forth to the sour winds. might tell when and where' to expect New Testament, seems to be impossible. determined the solar year, divided I poured out libations. I built an him. The Pharisees and Sadducees alike The silence of Roman historians it into twelve months, and into altar on the peak of the mountain. I built a sire and sacrificed to the looked for a Messiah, except that regarding the alleged miracles of weeks of seven days. " Years, months and days, are nat- Gods who gathered, over its sweet while the Parisees thought there Jesus, and the wonderful phenomena would be something supernatural connected with him, is exceeding ural divisions of time, and weeks, savor." In the Persian sacred scriptures, about him, the Sadducees believed strange on the supposition that the hours, minutes and seconds are articalled the supposed to he would be a deliverer who would phenomena ever occurred; for some ficial divisions of time. The legends were handed down have been written by Zoroaster, who come in a natural way, just as Cyrus of them, as, for instance the moying from the Accadians to th'e Chaldeans, lived 1800 B. C. and 400 years before had 'done to deliver the Jews from star at his birth, the supernatural darkness- - over the earth and the the Assyrians and Egyptians, and Moses, there is an account of the the Babylonians. were taken from Egypt by the Jews creation of the first man and woman, Before that time Plato, a Greek resurrection of many people from the and incorporated into their religion. who are called Mashia and Mashiana. philosopher had taught very much dead, who went iuto Jerusalem, and 4 The Egyptians began their week on They were placed in a garden and the same that the Pharisees believed, were seen by the public at his death, t'hings that must have attracted Sunday, and hence from the Egyptian there met Ormuzd, the sun god, and and had taught all the pure morals are the Hebrew Sabbath sell on Satur- Ahriman, the evil one. The latter that are now sound in the Christian public attention and have been reday The Brahmans had a Sabbath assumed the form of a serpent and religion. Then Philo, a disciple of garded as very wonderful by the but began their week on Friday, seduced the man and woman and Plato had inaugurated a system that thousands of people who witnessed and consequently had their Sabbath they were driven out. was identically that which the Chris- them, supposing these accounts to a In the account of the tians adopted, and Philo's system be true. And yet though these on Thursday. Dion Cassius, the Roman senator flood a man named Yena was saved had an allegorical Sayior, or Messiah, things are said to have occurred in Fcrmers wanting Farm Machinery, will find It to their advantara , ' and historian says: "The Egyptians in an ark, who, like Noah-- got drunk that was crucified, resurrected and an age, and in a country, that to get our Prices. Sportsmen wanting Guns, Amunition, &c. will find the best as went to heaven to look aster the in- abounded in historians and scholars, were well acquainted with the true soon aster landing. the profane history of that age is sortment at our place in the city. We make a specialty of sine hand In the Scandinavian accountof the terests of his people. revolution of the planets, including 2000 years B. C. creation, the first man, who was When Jesus was born therefore, absolutely silent regarding any of loaded Nitro Shells. the earth, more than All our goods displayed at our Store 61 and 63 East Short. St. They divided the years into months named Aske, was made out of an ash the religion that he is by Christians these miraculous things. and into weeks of seven days, and tree, and the woman was made of an supposed to have originated was alPhilo, was an Alexanderian Jew, named the days aster the seven alder bush, and named Embla. ready in existence. and was a moralist, philosopher and & The supreme god took a wise from a planets, beginning their week with Jesus undertook to be the Messiah historian. He personally knew the Sunday. The Hebrews borrowed giant race, and they had three sons, who was to rescue the Jews from the Emperor of Rome and many Roman LEXINGTON, KY. their week and Sabbath from the Odin, Vila and Ve. They believed rule of the Romans, Jwas arrested for statesmen. He was also in Judea, TH Egyptians and so their Sabbath sell that this world would finally be sedition, tried, condemned and exe- and Jerusalem and conversed with ""gEBSaffliglgP" on Saturday." burned up, and a new world of etei-n- cuted according to the Roman law the Rabbis at the vei'y time thai So that there is no reason to behappinesSjcalled Valhalla, would on that subject, and the story of his Jesus is said, by the Christians, to lieve that the Sabbath was intended be created. resurrection was added by his fol- have been there, Philo having been Is the Jews' account of themselves lowers to sill out the description of born 10 years before Jesus was; and to commemorate the fact either that God rested on the seventh day or as giyen in the Bible is approximate- the Messiah that Philo had already yetpPhilo never so much as alludes the departure of the Jews from ly true, they were the most depraved given, and it is on this account that, to Jesus, or to any miracles said to Egypt. It was simply the division people ih the annals of history, at while the New Testament tells of have been performed by him. The reaches the principal cities of the South with a service of superbly appointed of a lunar month into sour parts, as the time they entered Canaan from his wonderful resurrection and as Encyclopedia Britannica says that through trains. Day Coaches and Sleeping Cars through to Harriman, Chattawe divide a day into 24 hours. Egypt and as long as they remained cension to heaven, and the many Philo never vheard of Christ or the nooga, Attalla, Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Meridian, New Orleans, Atlanta, Macon, Through Sleeping Cars to Knoxville, Hot Springs The account of Noah's flood as in possession of Palestine, but from miraculous things that are said to Christians, and Rev.' Robert Taylor t;(J Jacksonville. given in the Bible is simply a little the time-thewere deprived of polit- have attended these, the profane his says he can find no mention of Christ And Asheville ; and from Chattanoogo to Jackson, Vicksburg, Monroe Through Tourist Sleepers to Los Angeles and . ?& Vj change of a story that the Jews got ical power and scattered oyer the tones of the learned Roman writers in any history that was written in nuJ Shreveport. an Francisco. Choice of Routes to Texas, Mexico and California, s from the Chaldees. earth they have been better citizens of that day and country, know noth the first century aster Christ wa jmcw ur.eans or via bnreveport. The man who gave the account of perhaps than the average. -ing about these miraculous things There is no allusion to him in Short Line from the Blue Grass Cities to CincintiAti Wljen they came to Canaan, claim- which, had they occurred would Strabo, the elder Pliny, Plutarch, with every accommodation to patrons. the Chaldean flood, as Moses did of jfcfe&J Free Parlor the Hebrew flood, was named Izdu-ba- ing to be under the direct control of have been matters of common report Arion, Dion, Chrisostomos, Seneca, cars jexingtou to Cincinnati. Cale, rarlor and Observa -Wm and the man who was saved Jehovah, and having no right to the at that day, and would now be sound or Quintus Curtius, though all of tion Cars between Cincinnati, Lexington and p3K? fgsgsssSis Chattanooga. through the Chaldean flood was land, they commonly murdered in the Roman histories of that day. these men lived when, and where, every body but the young women named Hasisadra. Chas. W. Zell, W. C. Rinearson, has been much difference of they must certainly have heard about There Q. P.X. Cincinnati, O. The tablets that give an account that they saved for their lusts, and opinion among Infidels as to whether Jesus had the, New Testament ac- Div. Ptiis'r AtjL, Cincinnati, O. of the Chaldean flood are described by the special command of their God, there ever was such a man as Jesus counts of him been even half true. HAVE NOT IF in two books, by George Smith, killed infants and "ripped up" wo- Christ. The exti'emists in the dis"Plutarch's Lives" is a book in called "Assyrian Discoveries" and men that were with child. This last cussion aie equally right and equally perfect preservation to, this day, and "Chaldean Genesis." These tablets crime was a comman practice among wrong. There was a Jew whose I read it in my early manhood. It seem to be copies of tablets, them. character and life and experience is one of the most valuable of books David, their greatest King, killed formed a basis for the story of Jesus for an aspiring young men, and is and the later ones are 600 years older the prisoners that he took in war, of Nazareth, but so much of myth devoted to biographies of great and than Moses. The account of the Chaldean flood by dragging harrows over them, was put into the stories about him good men who lived in the Roman being long is condensed by Judge sawing them in two, and bv burning that there never was any such Jesus empire, at, and about, tne time tne them in 'brick kilns. Parish B. Ladd as sollows: He cut the Christ as that one described in the book was written, which was the 'H.isisadra then said that while ham strings of the horses that he New Testament. time and place of the life and career he was on the earth the god Hea captured so as to let them die linThere was a woman who formed a of Jesus; and yet in all of Plutai-ch'- s told him the people had become so gering deaths. He murdered his basis for the story of Joan of Arc, voluminous writings there is not Tiie wicked that he would bring a great most valliant general, and personal and I am satisfied that I have stood even an allusion to Jesus. flood upon the earth, destroy all friend so as 'to marry his widow. at the place wherca very remark"Is Christ should come to Chica(lie Guarantees His Goods) Cures any headache, dizri-nes- s His son Solomon, who was a para- able woman of that name was burned go, "as Snead suggests, and take 5 mankind and all living things; and or swell head. A sure he, Hasisadra should build a ship gon of wisdom among the Jews had in the streets of Rouen, but there loaves and 3 little fishes and seed 600 cubits long and 60 cubits in 700 wives and 300 concubines. He never was any such woman as his- 5,000 people with them, or walk to cure for influenza, colds and width, and into the great deep launch was a married man. tory makes Joan of Arc. the grave of Mavor Harrison and bid neuralgia in head. time that Jesus Christ is it Hasisadra said to Hea, the peoAt the In the 4th century, there was a him arise, as Christ is said to have ple, old and young, will deride me. said to have been born, the Jews wonderful woman, in Alexandria, done in the case of Lazarus, and "Hea then said to Hasisadra say were, and for a long time had been, named Hypatia, but I do not believe Mayor Harrison should come forth The Wan Wiio Sells Good unto them that they have turned under the dominion of, the Romans, that a woman of such perfections as aliye and well, and go into the city, WILSON DRUG CO, Groceries Cheap. irom me, take thy food, thy goods, who were, at that time a most civil- history gives to her ever lived. and be seen of the people as he once Lexington, Ky. thy women servants, the female ized and refined people. But the There were such men as Plato and was, and then Christ should at once 354 and 356 E. MARKET ST., slaves, and the young men; the Jews were fretting under the yoke of Apollouius of Tyana, who lived about "vanish from their sight, "and be Who can think simple birds of the air, and the animals of the Romans and longing to be free, the time that Jesus did, about the seen nor heard any more, would his anfed-- An Idea of somepatent? South Side, Near Preston. thing to LOUISVILLE, KY. Protect our ineai; tney may nring you weaun, the field I will furnish you. among them, a belies that births, lives, miracles and deaths or tory known anything about it? and had, Write JOHN WliDDEKBCKN & CO.. Patent Attor-ne- j Washington, D. C. tor their "Hasisadra then told Izdubar that a being that they called a Messiah ascension to heaven of whom there Is either of those miracles should nnas,list of two nunarea inventions81,800 prize otter wanteu. he built the ship, that its circuit was coming to deliver them from the are reported as many wonderful occur in Chicago it would draw more A price list will be furnished to Is my friends will send me the was fourteen measures, that he Roman rule. any one who desiros It, and I will things as are reported of Jesus, but people to that city than went there they think of roofed and encased it, that he rode Unden the influence of their Ro- all the miraculous in the lives'of to see the- - World's Exposition, and might like persons that I will send make an estimate on a bill of goods, the Blade, in it, on the sixth time, that he ex man rulers there was an increase of Jesus, Plato and Apollonius must there would not be a corner of the hem copies free, though even one lnoludlng freight, to any part of tha amined its exterior on the seventh intelligence among the Jews, and be alike discarded, on the country. J. W. "Hwria. broad whole world into which the news tent for each copy would help. Home Made Carriages JACOB KEAU88. E. R. Spottswood & Son. Lumber and Manufacturers of Sash, Blinds y Doors, and General Houst y Finish. Lexington, Ky. Zend-Avest- a, WAQONS, PLOWS, STOCK SCALES Feed Grinders both Steam and Horse Power. Hand and Power Cutting Boxes. Specialty. Wind Mills a Zend-Avest- SMITH, WATKINS CO. v al Queen SiCrescent ROUTE vS3$C M y -- mw r, WHEEL IN YOUR HEAD? 00 WHY NOT HOiEY wi People's Friend, ton, W. Va., asks me to make a "sew comments" upon an extract that he sends me, written by Edward W. Bok, editor of the "Ladies Home Journal. ' ' performing these marvelous mirThe item is an answer to the query acles at a time when Rome had many 138. of "E. R. " and begins as sollows: most voluminous writers, upon all The number of persons who wrote Greensburg, Ind., Feb. 3, '97. "You ask me why it is that so pondingly decreasing. subjects, and yet not one of them against Christianity, in early times, Editor Bok says that a disbelief C. C. Moore. many intelligent men are disbelievknows anything about all the as compared with those who wrote My Dear Friend and Brother: It is not so; ex- of the Bible affects a man's "usefulstories told us in the New for it, is small, for the same reason ers In the Bible. as a business man," Common The letter of Mr. Zachary that you Testament. perhaps that that is the case today. actly the contrary is true. The ness Dublished in the Blade is a fair Even the man Schrader, though a Religion being based on ignorance vital truths of the Bible are more sense and common experience teach specimen of the vindictiveness of carpenmost transparent fraud, simply be- and superstition is the popular thing, thoroughly believed by intelligent that an Infidel the Christian God. I have often cause he claimed to work miracles, and there is money in backing it, men at this day than they eyer were ter, farmer, miller, lawyer, or doctor can be as useful as a Christian wondered is it were possible for before." and wove a crown of thorns like while Infidelity is unpopular and but I believe that Editor Bok wrote in any of those departments; but man to make an honest God whether Jesus Christ and Willie Bryan, 1 saw sew people will write in its support. wiser than he intended to do, and what Editor Bok really meant to say he would do so. in Cincinnati with the people so The Christians having the power Oh how Zack did curse you! It inadvervently confessed the facts, was that is a man is an Infidel in thronging around him that business in their hands, during the dark ages,' put me in mind of the Pope's curse was stopped on that part of the probably destroyed the compara- by the use of the expression "vital any department of business that that I read in the Boston Invesiti-gatoBY streets, and all the papers contained tively sew books that were written truths." He does not say, in broad depends upon the patronage of the or Truth Seeker, a sew years and general terms, that intelligent people, the Christian prejudice long accounts of him. religionAll against Christianity. ago. The curse was amusing. The Not long since the newspapers of ists have always been opposed to all men believe the Bible more than against him would injure him in his poor old Pope coucluded that, as the CI intelligent business. Lexington told lies by the thousand, books except what they wrote; and, they ever did, but that This is true, and is what Editor power was invested in bim, and him men believe the "vital truths"of the or by the mile, about the burial and accordingly Mohammed burned the Bible more thau they ever did; as is Bok wanted to say, and the wanted alone, it had to pan out according to resurrection of a man here though, great Alexandrian library. to say that there are truths of the the public to understand, but did his ideas. as I saw personally, it was a fraud Mr. Zachariah is following in the The Infidel writings of Celsus, Bible that are not "vital, " that in- not have the courage to say. so transparent that it would have footsteps of his loving and allwise 373 however, were preserved by a fortu telligent men do not believe as much The broad proposition that men been laughable is it had not been so When Celsus as they once did. nate circumstance. become disbelievers in the Bible, in Johovah who says "Samaria shall disgusting and contemptible; and called become desolate, for she hath reThese "truths" real or alleged, the ratio of their intelligence, as a yet Christians would now have us wrote nis book, in Greek, belled against her God; they shall 5x7 "Logos Alethes" against Christianbelieve that Jesus Christ died pubthat are not "vital" are such stories general principle, but with many ex- fall by the sword, their infants shall ity, the Christians selected Orisren licly on a cross, the sun turning into as that of the garden of Eden, ceptions, is indisputable true, and be dashed to pieces, and their woas the most competent man to reply darkness and the earth quaking to Noah's flood, the prodigies accom- this has been true from the first man with child shall be ripped up. " to Celsus. There call public attention to the fact, panying the travels of the Jews from preaching of Christianity. Origen wrote a reply to the book What a loving father who chast are repeated allusions, in the New and that Jesus was then buried and Egypt to Palestine, the stories of and in so doing, quoted those whom he lovethl 1 pray 50c. the seal of the Roman government of Celsus,book, much of the matter Of Lot's wise and Samson and Joshua, Testament to the fact that the "wise put upon the stone that covered his into his and Elijah and Elisha, and Jonah and and prudent" rejected the gospel, him never to think of me; I do not Celsus' book, so as to have the Infi while "babes" in iutellect received want his love. When men fall so in grave, and Roman soldiers put there and Balaam. del argument and the Christian aris a To the classic Greeks it was superstitions ignorance as to believe to guard his remains, and yet that, I suppose there is hardly a re it. gument brought into the "deadly "foolishness," while it was first em- the "rib" story of the Bible, Jonah's under these circumstances, Jesus ligious sect new in America who parallel." whale story, the bear story of Elisha braced by Galilean fishermen. did actually rise from the dead, and would not accept a man into its It was impossible therefore Of the nations of the earth that and Elijah, Balaam's talking ass, according to Paul though no body membership who would profess his the arguments of Celsus withelse seems to have known of it was the Samson's victorious war with the faith in the Christian religion and today accept Christianity, jaw bone of an ass, and the sun and out destroying the answers to them seen, aster his resurrection by 'say plainly that he did not believe a strongest faith is in the least intelliby the learned Christian Origen; and gent and the faith decreases just as moon standing still for Joshua to "about 500 brethren at once"; and single one of the stories to which 1 butcher a whole nation of peoDle still, among all the splendid histor- so we have all that is lest of Celsus' allude, as they are given in the the scale of intelligence ascends. happened to have no God, and What Rev. book, in the quotations that are ians of that same government that Thus, we have the greatest Chris- that Bible. President John Augua many stories in the New Testament made from it by Origen. executed Jesus, and put a guard to tua Williams Says About th I believe that any church in Lex- tian faith in the American Negro. I too numerous to mention, and too Origen 's experience with Celsus ington would accept into its mem have never yet met one that did not watch his grave, and report anyRational View. silly for any man who is compos thing unusual that might occur, and mine with a learned young In- bership any influential man of believe in Christianity. Then the I have only time, at present, to there is not one single word that fidel named William J. Hatch were of means who would apply for mem' next greatest Christian faith is in the mentis to believe, and are heralded from the pulpit by pious liars as say of "The Rational View" that it similar. says anything about it. bership, and say plainly that he did Irish. Take the uneducated laborI tried to convert Hatch to Chris- not believe any of those Bible ing class of Irish, and it is hardly truths, I feel disgusted at the Gods is a fair summary of all the objecAny man who knows anything and more so at their olind faith tions that have been brought against about the Roman government df tianity and did baptize him, but the stories, and they would decide that possible to find an instance of leaders. Christianity from Celsus to that day, and the government of Infidel argument that I became ac- those stories were not "vital." among them, but in the Irish Cicero has said, with reason, that The Christian apologist who Kentucky at this day, knows it is quainted with in the course of my Recently the editor of a religious scholar Tyndall we have one of the is God does not make himself agree- wishes to know what Infidels of much more probably that Governor investigation with him made an In- paper, Pros. Shailer Mathews of the most distinguished Infidels of the able to man he could not be his God. every nge have said with a view to Bradley would send General Castle-ma- fidel of me. In Italy and Spain where "Biblical World, ".got up a sym- world. One year ago I put a challenge in weaken our faith in the Bible and in Origen, the champion of Christi posium to test the opinions of schol the people live right under the to Lexington, with a brigade of soldiers to watch the fellow that anity, Wrote most learnedly in an- ars regarding the truth of the story shadow of the Vatican ' and where the papers of $500, that no priest or Jesus as the way, the truth and tho Ready and Col. Will Milward buried swer to the arguments of the Infidel of Jonah and the whale, and he sent religion is almost universally be- preacher, in the world, could prove life, need not waste time in reading there, than that the Roman govern- Celsus, but when he had done so out circulars to certain scholarly lieved we have the most ignorant the existence of a God outside the all the prolix and tiresome books laws of nature, or that the Bible was that Infidels have put forth from one ment would send soldiers to watch Origen became, an Infidel. men asking them to give their judg- and most degraded of the European the word of God. generation to another; for he may to be continued. the grave of a Jew they had hung is we except the ignorance ments on this subject. nations, No wonder Atheists and people find in this little volume of Mr. for sedition, to see is he would rise He receiyed 8 replies, 5 of them of Ireland. who think for themselves get hell Moore, every argument, briefly The Free Thought Magazine for being from from the dead, as he said he was In Russia where Christianity is presidents or professors January is largely devoted to obitgoing to do state religion we have an ignor cursed into them. A bomb thrown stated, that has ever been seriously in colleges, and 6 of that 5 being the at the superstition of the fanatics framed by any Infidel school, whethThe Romans were not built that uary notices of the late Samuel P. presidents or professors of theologi- ance and depravity that are the arouses the indignation of their God, er of Greek materialism, German Mr. cal colleges. way, and people who can believe Putnam and May L. Collins. the civilized world the Czar, that kind of a story do not know Putnam's most intimate friends, Editor Mathew's editorial on their representing God, owns all the other and our dearly beloved friend Zach- naturalism, French Atheism or Enariah would open up a new industry glish criticism save only that weakMessrs. George E. Macdonald, T. B. anything about them. report is to the effect that the allu- people. in furnishing iron boots and thumb est of all the methods of Infidelity, Is Christians would use ordinary Wakeman and Dr. E. B. Foote will sion of Jesus to the story of Jonah France was just as low intellectintelligence and common sense they each furnish an obituary notice of and the whale was not an endorse- ually as Italy and Spain are now, screws, and all other implements of American burlesque. This book is measurably free from might learn better than this from Mr. Putnam. Josephene K. Henry, ment of the story as being histori- until France, during the Revolution, torture is he only had the Jewish reading their own New Testament, the special friend and admirer of cally accurate, and the plain implica- to a great extent, and ever since Jehovah God and his son Jesus in the usual vulgar scoff that characeven is they knew nothing about the Miss Collins, will furnish a most tion was tnat these learned men did then has been forging to the front. corporated in the Constitution of terizes the diatribes of the American, graphic, interesting and touching not think history of the Romans. In Mexico, for centuries, the peo- the United States, to back him and press and platform. It is written tde story was historically make him commander in chief of with all apparent sincerity, and with A dozen of true. Is you will read Acts 25, you will notice of Miss Collins. ple were all the most devout ChrisJehovah's army. logical fairness see that in the Roman courts a man the editorial pages will furnish the I think no candid and well inform- tians, and were intellectually of the I hardly think Mr. Zachariah as muchone to maintain as is possible for most authentic life sketch of Mr. ed man will now whose funwas tried more justly than in the sav that the dis- very lowest order, but Mexicd has Lexington courts today, and all of Putnam, that has ever before been belief of such stories as Jonah and now for five successive terms, elected knows anything more about a per- damental principle is a denial of God, that stuff about the Jews being written, and also the latest revela- the whale is not on the increase, but a President who is so opposed to sonal God than he does about the spirit and a life beyond death atheallowed to put a crown of thorns on tions relating to the tragical death Christian apologists say now, that Christianity that he has taken from animal that Mohammed rode to the istic naturalism. It is original only in the sense, Jesus and put a purple robe on him, of these persons' Fine likenesses of the acceptance of such stories are the church $800,000,000 in real seventh heaven. Theology is a science which has that the author evinces much reand a reed in his hand, in mockery, these parties will appear. There not "vital" to the Christian religion. estate, and given it to the governand spit in his face and slap him, will be a number of other articles by I suppose there is not a church in ment, and Mexico is today advanc- for its subject only incomprehensi- search in collecting, and great skill during the course 'of his trial at the the ablest free thought writers of Lexington that would object to any ing more rapidly than any govern- ble things. Hobbs calls it "the king- in condensing and arranging all that The price of this Rqman courts, where they had the this country. dom of darkness. " In this marve- has ever been spoken or written very desirable man's becoming a ment in the world. laws that we have copied to this magazine is fifteen cents, and can be member of The most intellectual people in the lous region light is but darkness, against the religion of Jesus. is that man should say it, day, can only be believed by that had of the publisher at Chicago, Ills he believed that the whole book of world are the Germans and English evidence becomes doubtful, or false, Christian teachers therefore, who ignorant and narrow minded, bigthe impossible becomes credible, rea- wish to feel the position of the ene"The Songs of Solomon" was not and Americans, and it is among oted, superstitious set that sill the Subscribers to the May Collins Mon- only not inspired, but that it is a these that we find the most Infidels, son is an unfaithful guide, and com- my, to learn his peculiar tactics and ument Fund. Christian churches today. bad book, and not a proper boTk to and among these the greatest per- mon sense is changed into delirium. weapons of warfare, and to estimate When Paul wanted justice he Theology is an insult to human rea- his real strength, in order that they The following persons have sub- be read by young people especially. centage of Infidels is among the peoappealed to the Roman courts, inmay easily repel his attacks, and renget into the New Testa- ple who live in large cities and son. When we stead of to, the Jews who wrote the scribed to the fund to build a monu- ment, that which may be rejected as where the means of information are By the aid of this systematic non- der them harmless, need not wasto Bible, and when Festus" had 'looked ment to May L. Collins at her grave not being "vital" is somewhat nar largest, ana tne greatest laitn in sense all nature has become an inex- - more time than is required to read into his case he said Paul's Jew in the Lexington Cemetery: Dr. C. rowed down, but there are things, in unnstianity more money in America, is among Dlicable enigma for man, the visible this book, or to spend accusers only "had certain questions C. Burns, Greensburg, Ind., 20; the New Testament now world has disappeared to give place than the 50 cents which will purthat are not the farming portion of the people against him of their own supersti- C. C. Moore, Lexington, Ky., $10; to invisible regions, reason is com- chase a copy. Josephine K. Henry, Versailles, Ky., "vital," and the amount of it that is whose occupation and remoteness tion, and of one Jesus, which was John Aua. Williams'. not vital seems to be increasing all from opportunities of learning keep pelled to give place to imagination, dead, whom Paul affirmed to be 325; Hon. Moses Kaufman, Lexing them comparatively ignorant of which can lead us only to the land of the time. alive"; and the case was thrown ton, Ky., $20; J. A. Jackson, Culler, While there arc a sew other For instance, I am quite confident what is being said and done in the chimeras. out of court, and Paul dismissed, N. C, $2; David Clark, Springfield, in Kentucky who are tho The gods are handed down to us that there is not a church in Lexing- thinking world. simply because a Roman court was Mass., 5; A. B. Bennett, Norwalk, peers of Rev. Pros. John Augustus And yet it is true that around the from our ancestors, and we inherit ton that has a membership of the not willing to consider any case Conn., 51; S, S. Bryan, New OrWilliams as scholars in theology leans, La., SIO; L. B. Silver, Cleve- average intelligence of the city that cities we find a fair proportion of in them as we do other property, good, that involved an alleged resurrechim all around in schol' would decline to receive a member telligent men who profess to believe bad, or indifferent, and we shape merely, take land, Ohio, $25. tion from the dead. arship and his opinion of a book, on because he said he did not believe Christianity, though in many in- them to suit our fancies; and when Of course then the Roman governsubject, is worth more than there was any real sire, or brim- stances the profession seems to be we reason ourselves out of them, this 50 CENTS A ment did not station soldiers to that of any minister in Kentucky stone in hell, and I believe that is a suggested by the business "useful- and ask proof that such Gods exist, watch and see whether a common why should we not be accommodated, Desiring to- - extend the circulation man would say to any of those ness" to which editor Bok refers. THE INDEPENDENT PULPIT criminal that it had executed was But the latitude of religious belies instead of being damned and sent to of the Blue Grass Blade we will, churches that he wanted to be a going to rise from the dead. A Liberal Monthly, established upon receipt of $2.50 send the Blade Christian and did not believe in any is continually extending. In a year's imaginary hell, by an imaginary The Encyclopedia Britanica aster 1883, is published by J. D. Shaw, to five different persons for one hell, that church would receive him. hearing the ordinary conversation of God, and roasted by an imaginary recognizing that the allusion to Jesus Editor and Proprietor, at 112 N. In the same way a man might say the people we will hardly hear any devil? This is placing our whole year. by Josephesus is a forger v, says: $1.50 a Is there is such a place as hell( 5th Street, Waco, Texas, for he did not believe the Gospsl of man who is not a preacher alluding "Not a single fact about Jesus can subscription rate at 50 cents per that to the Holy Ghost, and Jesus Christ filled with such intelligent beings as year. John was inspired, or that he be learned from Jewish writers, ex- annum, but remember we do this in Bro. Shaw, take him; all around, doubted the truth of that story about is, among Christians getting to be Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, of clubs five and more only. cept in the Unexpurgated Edition of is as sine a man as any man can be the devils getting in the hogs, or more and more regarded as an ex- Thomas Jefferson. Abraham Linthe Talmud, where some twenty reMrs. J. K. Henry at the Bat. But, about Jesus cursing the fig tree so traordinary man who, in his life and coln, Huxley, Darwin and Miso May who is not a Prohibitionist. ferences are made to Christ, in which as to kill it, or about his making teachings showed the spirit of God, Collins, the idols of the intelligent barring this defect his heart and he is called Panthera." The Blade of next week will con- wine out of water, or about his turn- while God is less and less each year world, let me go there to mingle brain are full of the most advanced This story of the Talmud that tain two articles from Mrs. Henrv ing over the tables of the money regarded as a person who has all the with the gods and godesses of free- ideas for promoting morals and hapspeaks of Jesus as having been called One of them will be a review of piness. changers, or he might say that he bodily Darts of a man, including dom and liberty of thought. Panthera is probably wrong. The President McGarvey's book, "Jesus co"ld not understand about the holy "bowels," that the Bible continFraternally Yours, Is you have not seen his magazine fact is that his father seems to have and Jonah. him 15 cents for a sample copy C. C. Burns, 1. D. S. ghost, and yet is he were a desirable ually imputes to him, and is more wou-derful would not go, iust as fast as telephone and telegraph and printing press and private correspondence And yet the Chriscould carry it. tians would haye us to believe that, in a prominent city of the Roman Empire, Jesus could spend years been a Roman soldier named Pan- He Wants a "Few Comments." Mr. Willis R. Conley, of Charles- thera, who is said to have belonged to the 14th Legion a militai'y with our iepiment. The probable facts about Panthera being the father of Jesus are given by Celsus, the first Infidel writer, who wrote about A. D. 117 to A. D. man to have, any church in Lexington would decide that those things were not "vital," and would receive the man. And these things that have or.ee been believed by almost all Christians, and are now getting to be considered not "vital," seem to be increasing continually and, of corse, that which is vital must be corres- regarded as an abstract principle, not gyet understood, that accounts for the existence of the universe. So that is it be true that the "vital" parts of religion are as zealously guarded as they ever were, it is certain that matters once thought to be "vital" in religion are now not so regarded. black-smit- r, CHAS. MOORE A Book of pages neatly bound and plainly printed. Price Postage prepaid modern Ra It tionalistic Yiew of Theology. Infi-dalit- Brad-laug- h. n , scan-dal.- eler--gym- YEAR. 1 , se-i- A LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN HEARD FROM. Lexington, Ky., Jan. C. C. Moore. 31, '97. Dear Sir: One day, during the present "cold snap," I met "one of He asked your ilk" on the street. me is I had heard the latest news. In my innocence i replied no. He said "Hell had froze over and that the devil had gone skating. " Today 1 haye been reading Buckle (may God forgive me for it) and I learn from its pages that, during the palmy days of the Scottish Kirke, hell had been enlarged. I also sound therein a reply to a question I have read seyeral times in that vile sheet of yours, namely, "What was God doing all the ages before he created the world, aster the manner set forth in our most holy The answer is an extract Bible? from "Dinning's Sermons, " sound in a soot note to page 295, 2nd volume, and I will quote you in sull: "Men wonder what he could be doing in all that time, is we call it time, which has no beginning, and how was he employed. Remember that which a godly man answered some wanton wit, who, in scorn, demanded the He was preparing same of him. hell for curious and proud fools, said cepting Macaulay, are generally Infidels and do not afford much comfort for "true believers." But the Scotch parson's answer to the "wanton wit," that God had been, from all eternity, preparing hell to burn the people that lived in a world that it took him only six days to make, most delightfully tickles the intellectual and moral nature of this devout Lexington Christian. I do not think it possible that I can ever have done any unkindness to tliis unknown man, but simply because I do not believe his religion aster having devoted a great part of my pretty long life to its study, while he cannot even spell Devil, one of the sources of happiness of that man 's life is the hope that I will burn endlessly in hell either that or he is lying for a motive, and because he is a base and cruel and brutal and mean. Is you will notice the reports of your newspapers you will find that he," There now, you are answered; praise God, and I am glad that hell has been enlarged, so that you can liave plenty of room when you get there. You will have a "hell of a time" there, according to the teachings of our blessed and ever consoling religion. Yours &c, A True Believer. That letter is in beautiful writing, but, beside its general tenor, it has the clerical ear marks of mediocrity, or worse. That is doubtless the production of a "true believer" in Christianity. An Infidel is more averse to being thought a Christian than a Christian is to being thought an Infidel. There is a general recognition, among Infidels and Christians, that to be an Infidel generally means intellectual superiority; so that while I have never known a real Infidel to want to be suspected of being a Christian, there are many instances of men, like Beecher and Lyman Abbott and W. C. Brann of the "Iconoclast," who want to enjoy the advantages of being"true believers, at the same time that they would be proud of being suspected of Infidel ity. I neither know, nor care to know, His indithe author of this letter. viduality amounts to nothing, is he is a fair type of a large percentage of Christians. There are thousands, of these Christian bigots who lack the courage to expose their true characters to the world, who enjoy stabbing in the dark, those who do not believe as they do, by slander and by writing letters like this to which they are afraid to sign their names It is perhaps unjust in me to intimate any conjecture that I may have, as to the identity of the party who wrote this letter, and all that I will say will be purely and solely in the interest of truth and justice and good morals, Is I had to make just one guess as to who wrote that letter I would say that he is a man who is a book-keep- er for the most typical Pharisee in Lexington, and that a sew years ago there was a report of some infelicity between this letter writer and his wise because she charged him with something where there was "a woman in the case." That man was a great friend to me, for a while because I was a Prohibitionist, but his employer was a rank Republican, and the employe soured on me because I was an Infidel, and now looks at me out of the corner of his eje. The book-.keepe- 'predecessor of this r was quite as devout a Christian as the present incumbent. He victimized two excellent citizens, resulting in their financial ruin, filled many columns of newspapers with accounts of his performances, and played such an "insanity dodge" to save himselt from the penitentiary that, not long since, I saw a newspaper novelet based upon the performance of that man. The man who writes this letter is illiterate and spells the name of his friend "Devel," showing, as is generally the case with these "true believers," that he is not very familiar sword. with "our most holy Bible. " Is these are really the doctrines of He is shocked with what little he Christ, Zachary and this unknown ias read of Buckle. Historians, ex Lexington correspondent are really murderers and thieves and libertines are never men who claim to be Infidels, but are nearly always devout Christians. Lexington is a city peculiarly un der Christian influence, having many sine churches and five colleges, the latter all being managed by Chris tians and one of them specially de voted to theology, the president of which, .T. W. McGarvey, has lately written a book called "Jesus and Jonah," the purpose of which is to prove that the story of Jonah and the whale is actually true. And yet with its extraordinaryreputation for religious orthodoxy,Lexington being the head of Kentucky, this State, for ignorance and wickedness, stands at the very head of all the States of the American Union, as indicated by remarks in newspapers from all quarters. There are not many Christains who have the termerity to announce their hate of Infidels, and their disposition to resort to violence means to suppress the liberty of thought and speech on religious questions, as the Lexington preacher Zachary did; for while Infidelity, in its generosity, has beeu willing to allow great latitude of expression, oral and written, to Christians, the time has come when Infidelity has so taken the power from the church that it had for a thousand years from 500 A. D. to 1500 A. D. that the church can no longer murder as it has done 30,000,000 of people, in order to force its opinions on others, and it is afraid to try the open violence of burning at the stake at it has done, and as Zachary would have done now; but hate and money getting are just as much the great foundation sentiments of Christianity as they ever were. There are good people in the churches now people who are naturally good and who remain so in spite of the debasing effects of their religion, but the hate of Protestants and Catholics for each other, and the hate of each other that exists among the Protestant sects, and their combined hate of Infidels, all of which hate is continually fanned and encouraged, by the priests and preachers, for the sake of getting money, is the explanation of the astonishing fact that the church can continue to exist in the absence, of any possible demonstration of the truth of its claims, while the exposure of its pretensions comes to us from every point of the compass and throuph every avenue. Among the better class of Christians there is a disposition to say that such men as Zachary and this "true believer" are not fair samples of Christians. In one sense of the word thi better class of Christians are right, and, in another sense, they are as wrong as can be. The fact is that this better class of Christians are better than their religion, and they unwittingly own their elevation to what' Infidelity has done for them. I hate to think of Jesus Christ, supposing there was such a man, as having said and done all the ugly and bad tilings that are imputed to him by the New Testament, and would prefer to think, is I could control my thoughts, that the things in the New Testament, that are derogatory to the famous Nazarene, had been put there by the priests in the dark ages, when they had the opportunity and the disposition to put into the Bible finy thing that was base and mean. But is the New Testament properly represents Jesus he consigned to hell all who did not believe as he did and instructed Peter to enforce his doctrines by the the "true believers," and those Christians who do not think that we Infidels will burn in hell, are under the influence of what McGarvey calls ' "incipient skepticism." Is I were to see Zacharv or this "true believer, "in a burning house, I would take pride in risking my life to save either of them from a suffering in the sire where they could not suf ser probably more than a half min ute, and then, according to their belisf, be taken to heaven to live eternally happy, and yet those who have read my paper have seen that these two men are actually happy in the hope that I will burn forever in flames in an anguish of suffering that we cannot now appreciate any more than we can appreciate the extent of time and space, and they believe from the story of Dives and Lazarns, that while they are in heaven tney can complacently, and happily, look down upon me in hell, hopelessly begging, eternally, for a drop of water to cool my parced tongue; and all this will not be because of crimes Ihave committed, for neither of tnem charge me with any kind of the crime, but simply because structure of my brain is such that a proposition that seems to them to be true, seems to me to be untrue. 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