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IaI4 m I 4 f H I BLUE GRASS BLADErkorA T 20RAn no 11 EDITED BY A HEATH EX in u 2 0 jfIl GOOD MORALSPUBLISHED WEEKLY 100 A YEAR TV ant ISYOL XXL NO21 LEXINGTON KY SUNDAY JULY 12 E M 303 X100 A YEAR lV TERMS OF THE BLADE 1 issue for one year 1100 uIn clubs of five or more 60 cent i iach a year iyTerms100 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five copies one year 250 Make all Money Orders Drafts au Express Orders payable to the J Blue Grass Blade Lexington K When you change your address ad vise this office giving your old as ngjfcweli as the now address When you send your subscription say Tifwhether you are a now or old sub- J3lJrlber Theaddress slip on the paper will iwFexplratlon of subscription and celpt as the date change- s r s ullcriOcr ne courts Invariably mold a subscriber r responsible to publisher for the subscription price of all capers re celved until the paper is paid for in full to date and ordered discon tinued Office of publication 161 East Third street near Entered at the Post Office at Lexington Ky as Second Class i Matter fAddress all comnninicatlons to SLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX 393 Lexington Kentucky Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 THE DAMNED STUFF CALLED ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to a certain degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those wh drink believe from the time It from the tolled and poisonous wor of the distillery until it empties into the hell of crime death and dishonor It demoralizes everybody that touches It do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without coming prejudiced against this liqui you have to do Is to think of the deathsof the suicides of the Insan ity of the poverty of the Ignorance o the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking fo bread of the men of genius It ha wrecked of the million who struggled with Imaginary serpent- produced by this devilish thing And when you think of the jails the almshouses of the prisons and o the scaffolds upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful ma Is prejudiced against the damned stu called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Keep Church and State forever aeparateGrtIn Is this gov ernment founded upon the Christian religion Washington The divorce between Church an State should be absoluteGarfi- eldCOLLEGEofMDIOiN ft SURGERY Chicago Four years Graded Course Laboratories fully equipped Abundance of Clinical Material PEEP MODERATE Fall term opens In September r Write today for Catalog to FLORENCE DRESSLER M Sec 246847 Ashland Ave CMaao tit r x INFIDELITY IN OUR POPULAR LITERATURE Ladies Home Journal Says the World- Is Fifteen Trillions Years Old and Man Has Dwelt Here 100000 Years The age of the earth is fifteen bll lion years This Is the mean estimate of Professor W J McGee the geolo oglst and ethnologist Ills maximum estimate Is fifteen trillion and his min imum estimate twenty million years Lord Kelvin the great physicist estimates that the maximum age of the earth is a hundred million years Man has dwelt oh earth 100000 years according to archaeologists who have dug out human remains from ancient layers of soil In the Old World Similar discoveries near Tren ton New Jersey indicate that Ameri ca has been Inhabited at least live thousand and perhaps twenty thous and years t The above from the Ladles Home Journal for July was handed me by a lady who Is a college graduate wh was religiously reared and was her self a church member but Is now an Ladles Home Journal is one of the most expensive and popular of American publications and Is designed for family reading and Is supposa intelligentthodox these days Our finest family Bibles however pageathe thedbirth of Jesus Christ is 4004 ears Jesusywas born and we have 5907 years since the world and the stars and man were created It alsoI make any difference to whether the Christians leave those dates printed In their Bibles or take them out If they leave them there pubUsersant or both and If they tnt hanuput Jt bo admitting thatac she nrs i Just its soon as they admit that Genesis is riot true that admits that the story called the fall of man Is not true and as the whole Christian religion is to redeem man from his fallen estate the Christian religion will loco to go too There is probe bly ten times as much time spent In reading the Ladles Home Journal in the United States as there is spent in reading the Bible in the United States Bible says the earth is 5907 1years old and the Ladles Home Jour nal says it Is 16000000000 years old and of course the Ladies Home Jour nal Is more efficient as an Infidel per than the B G Blade is because the Journal can go into Christian families that would not allow the Blade to come Into their houses There will of course then be peo ple who will say to me Why dont you edit the Blade so that it can go anywhero that the Journal can My answer is that the Journal only dares to print this modified Infidelity machoopen Infidelity that what the Journal peoplemnot have dared to print the above contradiction of the first book In the Bible if Infidel papers had not forced upon the minds of the people the rec ognition of these scientific facts sciondsay earth was created billions of years ago and man created millions of ears createdfa years ago a wasordained thsare worldsseventhfthousand will begin the Millennium when Christ is coming back to th bffCampbellite preachers In the world are coming to live In the Blue Grass region of Kentucky and the New Jeru salem Is coming down out of heav en to be located where Lexington Is As a matter of fact the earth and manthough not In their present eterdtherefore God could not hove create either of them for either of them as old as God Is Every particle of matter in an mans body has existed eternally an will exist to all eternity They showed me in Egypt the pyramid of Cheops built 3250 B C that is 5153 years ago 196 years fore Adam died and that pyramid Is good for 10000 years yet People who pretend to believe the Bible arc either liars or Ignorant or both The priests and preachers of any cultivation are liars and the- masses of the people are ignorant or fools livingyturn preacher It would hardly make ti tW trr Infidelitythat moneytochurch even when the church shall believe exactly what all Infidels now believe and the leaders of Christiani ty will do this Just as long as and no moneyhyas fast as Christianity follows up In fidelity and If could know what Infi dels would be saying In fifty years from now and would print It in the Blade fully half of its present sub scribers would stop the paper at once do not know what Infidels are going to believe in 50 years from now and therefore will not tell you but if did know would tell you If every subscriber to this paper sent an order to discontinue it Paine Jefferson and Franklin the InfideF fathers of this government all believed In the existence of a God Paine being quite sure that there was a God and emphasizing It In his writ Ings Huxley and Ingersoll were doubtful about there being any God though they were both satisfied that there was no God like the one described In the Bible Now Mesdames Henry and Closz and Dr Wilson are all satisfied that there Is no God of any kind and this shows that Infideli ty Is progressing just as fast as Chris tianity and of course In a few more years some Infidel leaders will faroahead of any of us as we are ahead of Paine What we want to do Is to hurry up the procession so that we can see the show before we die and the way to do that Is to send 250 to the Blade for five Blades SAM JONES AT THE- LEXINGTON CHAUTAUQUA From Lexington Leader The largest audience of the season was presented last night to hear Sam Jones The eminent divine spoke up on Choice Character Then Destiny Fully two thousand people were pres ent and listened for over jin hour and a half to the lecturer Sam Jones holds a place on the American plat form held by no other person He is unique and original and never falls to draw an audience No other man could inyitlie tilings hQ pnvB am jqava the platform uninjured As it ho says what he pleases and the people laugh and say Its all right its Sam Jones He says many things that are true and has been the instrument of great good He also says many things that are not true and uses coarse slangy and vulgar language The great masses of the people are pleased and applaud the more intel ligent and refined are shocked but let it pass and say nothing for It la Sam JonesIt hardly elegant to demonstrate the male portion of ones audience as a lot of growling dogs some of whom with a little more hair and a tail would be fit to begin chasing rabbits The figure Is strikingly expressed but will hardly convince any one that he Is a dog or furnish an incentive to him to lead a better life Nor will It be calculated to convince one of the error of his way by calling him a lousy rascal who drinks whisky and ought to bo a frying in hell POSTAL CARDS Va desire to call the attention of on readers to the postal card tem of subscription which we have thesFreeeexpe- dient and one that is easy to under 260eyou can insert any name you wish and which be received as a certificate of a epaid subscription for one year in be iseon Is suggested and which seems to be a good one is to send In a name for two months say and at the explra clan of that time let the paper b sent to another person who will al so receive it for two months and so on By these means more people get an opportunity to see The Blade and 1nshave been printed and they are now forda e circulation of The Blade so that It will rank secona to none in America This is where The Blade ought to be if our friends will all pull together to help It along Send in your orders for the cards and see how it works 996 IS THE NUMBER OF COPIES OP DOG FENNEL IN THE ORIENT SUBSCRIBED FOR TO THIS DATE BLADEMACAZINE Will Be Issued Monthly at Fifty Cents- a Year Single Issue or 2 For Five copies IF WE CAN GET 500 SUBSCRIBERS Recently wo proposed to issue the Blade Magazine monthly at a year About 100 persons subscribed palngInthe same magazine for 60 cents a year single copies or five copies for The magazine will be gotten up probablytwo magazinesIfFor thoso who have subscribed we will send two copies to any one or two addresses We have a right to do this as the only change is that are e simply going to reduce the price of the magazine to one half and have beside a club rate The matter of the magazine will be the best things from the Blade though in some cases an article may appear first in the magazine and after ward appear in the Blade The magazine will come to its scribers promptly by the first day of each month goodTne f such a magazine are evident The Blade is in good shape to do good and cheap work and we want to utilize our advantages DoeFE9EL As a Specimen What the Blade Can iDo ir Jhln9 BasD- eIg OrleJFennel fiT the will be ready to issuej about the flrt of Au publishingas well as Issue the Blade and the Blade Magazine and Dog Fennel will be a sample of what the Blade can do In book publishing The new book wll contain about 370 pages in beautiful type and all on fin glazed paper The pages are larg and a great deal of reading on each oneMost of the books of the day are bound so as to make as large a book as possible for the amount of reading Fennel will be Just the reverse of that it will be as small and com pact as possible to get into it all the matter In good plain type The Blade office enjoys extraordi nary opportunities to do cheap and good work and is doing much good outside work Give us a chance to make a bid on any printing you want done FISTICUFFS IN CHURCH MEETING Indianapolis Telegram to the New York Press Oak Dandy a prominent Epwnrt- League member and an officer of the church at Bluffton created a sensational scene in the Epworth last night A meeting was In progres- and Dandy was seated in the ame corner his wife occupying a pew In the body pi the church Dandy looked In the direction his wife and saw her sharing her who ing slowly Dandy walked deliberately to his wifes side and exclaimed loo enough to be heard in all parts of the house I am a Christian man but cant stand this As he spoke h began to beat Bennett over head with his fists and a scene of the wild est disorder followed Women and children ran screamin from the church Bandy and Bennet- clinched and struggled but finall croweof together and waited abou- the door for the meeting to close bu the police prevented a second collision SOME EXPLANATION ABOUT MY TRIP TO THE HOLY LAND American Freethinkers seem to think that hardworking editors of their party ought to have a good ion summer holiday and that mone ought to be found for the purpose Editor Moore of the Blue Grass Blade Lexington recently enjoyed a trip to tho Mediterranean Egypt and Palestine We now see that the friends of Editor Washburn of the Boston vestigator have subscribed three dred dollars with more coming In for his trip abroad which will last the autumn Mr Washburn whom we met at Boston In 1896 and whom wo hope now to most again In Lon 1iJIll don engaged a passage on the Sax onla which was to sail from the hub of the universe on June By the time this paragraph sees the light of EnglandFreethinker CommentI have no doubt that that was said In kindness and so re gard and so appreciate it Dui at the same time It is misleading The friends of Bro Washburn gave him the money to go to Europe on but temoney that I went to the Orient on was given me by my wife and chil dren excepting about i j that friends sent mo at their own suggestion never asked anybody for it and Bro Washburn did ask for the money thatwas given him This makes the third Infidel paper that has glfen the Im pression that the money traveled on was given me Just as Washburns money was given him and hope all three of thoso papers will correct it I have frequently gotten letters from people insulting mo by telling gettlnglie and I hope none of my editorial brethren will say anything that war rants any such statement am obliged to all who pay for Dog Fen nel In the Orient but paying for moneybyCHURCH IS STRUCK BY LIGHTNING One Woman Is Rendered Unconscious and Several Persons Are Seiverely ShockedeFlemlngaburg Ky June 29Whlle quarterly meeting services conducted by Presiding Elder Mann were in pro gress at the Methodist church at Til ton lightning struck the corner of the house creating a panic with the crowd and breaking up the services Mrs Hester Fails was rendered un conscious and several other persons were badly shocked but none fatally Several horses hitched near the buildling were knocked from their feet ROOSEVELT IS A LIAR President Roosevelts abominable libel on Thomas Paine has been erred to more than once in the Freethinker We think it best however to give the pass In full once for all from Rooseveltls Life of Gouver neur Morris Here it isOno man rThomashad at one period rendered such a striking service to he cause of Amer ican independence while the rest of his life had been as ignoble as it was varied He had been elected to the Convention and having sided with the Gironde was thrown Into prison by the Jacobins He at once asked Morris to demand him as an Ameri ofeteed to Interfere too actively Judging rightly that Paine would be saved by his own significance and would serve his own interests best by keeping still So the filthy little atheist had to stay In prison where he amused himself by publishing a pamphlet against Jesus Christ There are infi dels and Infidels Paine belonged to the variety whereof America posses ses at present one or two shining amples that apparently esteem a bladder of dirty water as the proper weapon with which to assail Christi anity It is not a type that appeals to the sympathy of an onlooker be said onlooker religious or otherwise London England Freethinker r CommentWhen say that Roosevelt is a dirty liar as unqualifiedly didhwants to see can see my ground for doing so aboutnprominent declarations that Paine Godf as he did without knowing anything about him then Roosevelt was a liar anyhow thatdsuch a nasty dirty lowflung lie that inenand It- Roosevelt Is a dirty defamatory greatestg anYd vote for him He is a bad citizen and titant McKinley and he was my friend and the anarchist who killed him ought to have been killed as he was but If anybody kills Roosevelt am not going to cry it wont be m funeral Dont you think look sweet asked fiveyearold Daisy to her nurse thje t now guess Its partly thoughts of Jes us Wd partly the way Ive got m y hair fixed Chicago Chronicle Defter send in your name for Dog Fennel In the Orient If you want one 1of tne first edition It will be out by August and contain about 370 to 400 pages and Is A dollar and a halt book for oue dollar KIDDER ON CONCEPTION IMMACULATE AND CAMP MEETING Roosevelt Knows No More of Labor Pain Than of Tom Paine Editor Blue Grass Blade irritatingtyrants Is Obey first and ask why lookIIyliarfromchangewhy onIProtoLoeb has fer chemIcallyVirginMaryture chemist may produce a sample laborstartlate conception than campmeetingconception Is and dont you forget It origlnatethe chemist be a woman shell nec- ssarily be his father which would Ghosttheorythan fiction As to Roosevelt he ofTomtohonoringmother of an Illegitimate God If I were a woman Id rather be married and raise finites The average mans thoughts run In hallowedbutthoughttom theres no appeal but blas phemy Man we are told Js by na crueltooizkIgnorancedoesnt understand as itCDI1A swner naturaj whats above Us you see fear lather another tease long since reigned But there are men whose specialty is combatting In fant thought with vigorous fancy Whats the result Dwarfed reasonyand developed faith He who his convictions with the Rock of Ages manfeels fellowmajorityTheest and what is rooted in self Inter societyoregulatesbothwas Think of what it is There aro imany Incredible things about Presby tenanism But the most Incredible 1notWithin a century Christianity will be too near dead to be fashionable The educated will get mad when you call them pious just as gentlemen get mad now when you call them Meth odists God will be buried in that great cemetery the past Reason will be our God and freedom our heaven All the Socialists unprepared as they are will have been ushered into eter ally there to be judged for the zItsmaker and cruelty will be unknown i p ttheis why Im an Atheist t M GRIER KIDDER A SUCCESTION TO BLADE WRITERS TO CUT OUT ALL LONG REPRINT PIECES wouldyithink that Blade readers rather as a general thing read what Blade writers have to say than to read any long reprints from other pa pets that Blade writers may insert Into their articles When the articles from other pa pets are long please therefore justgive the name of the paper and your roomtof the Blade to print them but Judg 0p01il1darticles from other papers i Of course there are In this matter 1lherelished In the Blade but even in of this kind would prefer that articles bo first sent to the Blade itor PUbJthink this preference of readers is complimentary to writers but want all Blade to be Blade writers and to write especially about Increasing the circu lation of the Blade on tho club plan Irro j 1J t Jj i r ifF r lt BLUE GRASS BLADE AIVHINWIMMNHItMIWNVVtMMMMNIMMM MVIAMM ylnfldelt fNVvnWhen weve been thorp ten lhommnll years Bright shining as the sun Weve no less days to sing his praise Than when we first begun The Christians Ideal heaven 1Iy good mother relates as a matter If fact that when a child I HUod most of all things to hear father sing Black Too yet before he ellllen the first verse my chin was quiver and at the closing Vorrts I was soh ping pitifully so Viat she tool mo away that I might escape Impending reproof from headquarters Music would lead me to the end of the rainbow while the reprimand caused me to feel rather sinful nml wicked tnan otherwise which wa very wrong dare say Only think of ten thousand yet of praise singing and then No less days to sing his praise than when wc first begun With all my love for music and love It as a boy does his girl hrllleI fear that should tire of one uninterrupted stream of song Issued from my throat for twent thousand years witn not the Eat isfactlon of conquering Its difficulties simply singing tlie music spontaneous ly Jesu Maria what a prospect If we of the earth earthy so qulcl ly tire of what Is easily accomplish how would it pall upon our 5en8Ihll tics to sing for twenty thousand years and sing no better that it first being always l Splendidly null dead perfection ne difficulties to conquer nollln to attain no one ever weary or Rick hence never any demand for our lnd ness or sympathy Only to live In a blazing city of gold and precious stones that Is to bo homo forevermore and the goal of our earthl ambitions We are to cultivate 01 natures and form our characters tl harmonize with and to nlllreciate this kingdom of gold and gems b closely following the teachings of sus I e that we scorn riches with pity and contempt upon theil display as hollow and worldly show and rise superior to mercenary Incll nations as ignoble and debasing Ar not our mercenary tendencies nlpc11 ed to when as n reward for faithfulness we are offered a homo In a bet ter world which by some Inconsl9 tency is to have even the streets ed with the precious root of all evU we get something that batter satisfies our Idea of Infinity This Js surely the lazy mans heaven as the lug grounds were to the ot this is the hlglyst con l Inrss after Inl UUI Idol can tJIC w 0 strive for no f lra itlonT All perfected and this accor pUshed In the twinkling of an eye In ablaze of glory The Immaculat stainless hosts of heaven consisted of the good nrlstlans who hero below f dutifully prick us into the stralgl byand narrow path with scourge savor fiery furnace of persecution an when we raise our devoted heads to protest cry confine the lunatic Or falling In this object drive the cu prit by the injustice of social ostrt clsm to desperation and plain denui elation of Christian methods whic results in Imprisonment on any of a dozen charges t Who will deny that this Is a more refined species of creuelty than that when cried crucify him In Christ time since as in Ida Craddocks cast existence becomes a living death of years of torutre compared with which the agony of a few hours on a croE would be a blessed narcotic What a terrible account must be on the consciences of those Christian who believing in the Bible penalty for suicide and that man is his brother keeper know that they drove a wo man to this desperate extremity Ah Ida Craddock can the reading publli conceive of the number of women win are bereft of liberty on account of some unortiodox opinion and confin ed In asylums by good Christian parents until they come to their senses in other words refute their orlglna opinion for the orthodoxy stamper correct Whore fathers used to loci daughters In until their wills were broken they now assort that the opin busted girl has some nervous trouble and shows signs of mental derange ment Their two hest doctor friends repeat this In a courtroom which the victim rarely sees if the family Is respectable iio woman Is declared to be unable to cone Into court which Is false and the sheriff re selves her papers with orders to con vey her to a State Asylum there to remain until she loses her hallucina tion which at the end of three months she will do as she will believe entire ly In any sentiments which open her prison doors speak from exper we wonder at womans hypo easy and lack of originality In thoughts Thus are our asylums pack ed with women and mado conven ant prisons for refractory relatives as for the cheap and safe disposition of poor kin without the reproach to rich relations of their presence In the poorhouse Yet as this is orthodox and permitted by law it Is the correct thing of Tennyson in his youth Forward forward let us 1wrote But a life sixty years of publican Ideas smothered by churchs abuses expresses Itself thus Evolution ever climbing after some ideal good And reversion ever dragging evolu thou in the mud Far among the vanished races Old Assyrian kings would flay 1i Captives whom they caught In llOtIle Iron hearted victors they Ages after while In Asia he that the wild moguls Timour built his ghastly tower Of olgthy thousand human skulls Then and now In Edwards line An ago of noblest English names Christian conquerors took and fiung The conquered Christians Into Hat Love your enemies bless your hatrf Said tho greatest of the great Christian love among tho churclu Looked tho twin of heathen hate From a golden alms of blessln Man path coined himself a curse Heine of Ceasar Home of Peter Whicli was crueler which was worso Thus wrote a man living under the regime of a religious orgnnlzat whoso officials were the ruling Infiu nee among the masses do not abuse its uses nut how condemn the abuses of these religious monopolies tho churches Arc we to continue a race of mental pigmies a world of Ignorants swaed iy a few magnetic personalities amI well balanced heads to whose inter asts we pander Tne practical and progressive thlnlt er who backs his opinion In Iolltlcs with his vote and Influence Is an portant item unless the thinker be a woman She may work and pay her taxes by the sweat or at least Ingen ulty of her brow lint the custom born of religious teaching that mar Is to direct public affairs entirely the laws governing the disposition of her property and the privileges of property holders entirely beyond the pale of said property holder A vote where her Interests are concerned seems out of the question Taxation without representation that 11ard weed still flourishes and can only bo iprooted by the mighty plow of ren son and education after it is shnrpcn d and freed from tho rust of religious ntolloranco on the grindstone of science once had a girl friend who was anxious to be a foreign missionary her father had been for years After a preparatory course she was sent North to college She graduated the end of the course there and turned an Infidel tothe lasting hor Icr of the family Some of wllom ivcrrcd that abject Ignorance was bet tnr than moral sanity as evleenced In her Freethoiicait ideas Now these gold people would no more think of s uling another chlll1 to this nstihtiot than sav tint th v noted the Jonah e halo One relative favored her tentlon in an insane asylum until she covered from her strange and natural delusion Tho girl having been raised a child of the covenant It was hoped that the aforesaid course of treatment coupled with the prayers of her loved might bring her hack to the fold This cruel crushing of the energies of In pendent thought among the nctlve brains of the youth of today retards hut cannot stay the twentieth century alancho of progressive thought But the barriers of human love the razing of which means bitter sorrow earlier graves for our old parent stand between us and our since est opinions until burned away I- ntlmesgreat liberal holocaust Comment The above Is an article of remarkable Interest You notice- that sho says speak from expo does not think that I know of the other young lady who was sent to an asylum because she became Infidel but I happen to remember tho circumstances A man and his wife were mission arlc to a heathen country and llvei In elegance and luxury there as I have latel seen missionaries doing at Jem- 8n1em and they sent many olegan mnts home and saw them Tlioy had a daughter that they wanted to be a missionary also l1PY sent her to America and to fine and expensive school In the- Nurth and the girl hearing for the- first time In her life the real facts- allout the Christian religion became an Infidel It was some time wllhln- the last ten years The girl was trlci for lunacy and sent to an Insane 1l1n the fact that she was an Infidel- bolng the only charge against her tha- tlover hoard of The fact was kept out of the newspapers because her atlve were very prominent and ox dinghy religious people What over became of the girl de net know hope the writer of this- picco will write tho particulars for the Blade as far as they can be given- without giving Identity If she prefers nllt to do this can thus get some idea of the- ctlme to which Christians will resort to suppress discussion When was In the penitentiary all the leading clergy of Lexington sign ell an article In the Lexington tier aiel In which they asked that should- either be kept In the penitentiary sent to a lunatic asylum They did not caro whether I was a criminal In a matte asylum or an Insane man In tho penitentiary all they wanted was to ave me suppressed and they never ivon asked for anything as mild lhat until they began to he disappoint cd that I was not assassinated on the- streets in Lexington or shot through m own window In tho country at nightIhose men only watt tho power to hum at tho stake as they did once and they would do It now If you want to heir to suppress such- people send 250 for five postal cards i that will send five Blades to dresses you play send at nay thin Christianity and justice cannot In the samo la- uLInspired Writings Mr Morris Sachs certainly rnldv ed his Inca of calling for letters flom Blue Grass pastures through IlIrccl Inspiration Fortynlno responses huve appeared In tho Blade for May 171h 1003 Such an array of brilliant ell II tics from tho laity of Bro Moores congregation curt only be accounted for under the Idea of Inspiration ThlR Is lint the fire of tho skirmishers The heave volleys of the regulars are el to be hoard And tho big guns WII son Bowles KIddor llonry Closz Wyscarvcr and Moore yet My eol But tho reverberation will be something themselves This eertnlnly to bo tho beginning of a new and glorious era In the history of tho Blade and In tho realm of Atheism Realm of Atheism What better name could be proposed for a great and Rlcrlous brotherhood A grand order of rationalism The writers of these articles are the very persons to come the nucleus of a fraternal nsso elation that would In time revolu Llcnbo social functions There are a number of things upon which we all agree viz morality temperance honesty and fellowship We differ In gree In our faith or unfalth And right hero we could devise our positive comparative and superlative degrees Lreethought Agnosticism Atheism Such an order would advance Intellect Wo could require every appll ant to answer In his or her appllcn ion for membership why he or she desired to enter upon the path of ruth and at each step In Imowledge or degree In advancement would male a highly edifying and beautiful theme for our ritual THe requirements of course would be Intelligence and a leslro to advance in learning l e ould have lectures by our associates and examinations In astronomy his cry science and philosophy and a landldate would have to work his or her way through the nonroyal road to knowledge Thus could be gnthered ogether an aristocracy of lenrnlng hat would have a great weight In rushing out superstition and malte us respected by the wilfully Ignorant Christians I believe that great strides will be made by Atheism from the imo of tho publication of the Blarle of May 17th 1903 It would bo a good hing If these articles could be printed nml bound In a pamphlet for dlstrll Ion as Infidel propaganda A copy of tho Blade should be sent to ever preacher in tho United States also to very judge lawyer doctor schoolteacher policeman letter carrier and very railway employee In the couni ry Ibellbvo that wherever It It will make a lastlmJ rnpreBsIon goesI readier Who Bcad those without a mental oral qualm splto of himself hPwould find himself engulfed by refutation of religion from all parts of the country lie would know that unbelief Is bounde ily by the oceans of air that enclr- cle the globe The Why I am an Atheist article will prove more beneficial to th cause of Atheism than tho 2000000 hank offering of the Methodist will be to them The whole amount would not change the opinions of any one of and in this respect their gold is drosi Indeed Where Is that great revival of IISlon that the 20th century was usher In The higher critics In the Protestant churches are making mOle herants In one year than the churcl1es are making converts In ten- rears The higher critics are jus traversing the ground that tho Athe- Isls have blazed for them and shert order they will be asking to be admitted In to the camp of the tsts and Agnostics Tho Rock Ages appears to bo crumbling Cle- opatras Needle In New York Is cgratlng and that Is a real rod of ages No adamantine of Christian ty but what can he ground atoms by the diamond dust of Ism JOHN F CLARKE Arlington Md May 16th 1903 DONT AGREE WITH HIM Space is Infinite and as there not he but infinity there Is no place for an infinite God Ever thlng In space Is as It Is cause It has not the power to bo oth- erwlse consequently a God of creation within space Is not required It wore compatible with tho Infinite law that the affairs of mankind could governed by an all wlso beneficent Intelligence It probably would be bet ter for ourselves but that thero Is such intelligence Is amply proven by the known history of mankind The idea that there Is such a force Iermeates the minds of a very great majorllr of people making It extreme lr lard to unite them for mutual IlrOempnt and Impossible to do so for tho general good Tho logical mind must be AthelsU cal but using logical enough to come Atheistical that mind should wise enough to know that all religious perso ls are inflicted with thcomanla n disease that needs careful treatment The wise physlcan does not- administer harsh doses of physic emetic to a patient that Is too weak to sit ip nor does ho feed him saltpork 1t Is useless to try to euro a theist hy administering to him an Atheistic argument He must be given mild- doses that will gradually build up his- mentallt to tho state of health whore his Idea of a God has enlarged From that point ho may bo given panthcls tic nourishment If he stands that he convalescent and will reCOY- Jwithout further treatment As Rationalists our purpose Is elcllcate the religious evil and it tlmo we adopted systematic and dlplo- matlc methods iilr b The worst thing that can ho with n squalling child Is to take Its toys The worst thing to do with nn In Italic person Is to deny to him tho reality of his delusion So It Is tho worst possible policy to try to cure a religionist with Atheistic argllluonta Trusting that the readers of tho Blado will see the Importance of tho above suggestions and nudes use them am very truly yours orI M A BIUOHA- AVorchosler Mas- sAnswerLifo Is too short to at a thing of this kind In that telllOllfil kind of a way The way to euro a man of roll lon Is to go right at the rout of his ellOr and talk to him In tho plainest llnd of a way If a man believes thlle Is a God and you bollovo thero Is not give him right from tho start th rely strongest argument at your com inand that there Is no God Wo all Jo too much temporizing Get your old Blue back Sllellln hook anti rend that story about that hay In the apple tree quit turf brow rooks If you want to make them klto down Giving The Devil His Due Tho extent to which the humnn mind can bo warped anti rendered callous and blind to reason and fact Is apply demonstrated In the most unnlvorsal belief of Satans vllo less and Gods purity Satan Is synonymous with ever thing Immoral and degrading wile the real fact of the case Is that In point of humanity honesty and poetical worth his recorded character lands unparalleled and unlmpcach To Satan are we Indebted for all of our intcllectulal endowments and lit erary culture without which the hu inn family as such could not oxlst How magnanimous and grand arc Isplayed the honesty and principle of jvo of truthfulness In his saying In the day thou eatest thereof thou shall not surely die With the penetrating eye of reason how plainly could ho discern the abso uto creative failure In the case and also the delflcvfalsehood Tho Idea of creating a man and saving out the only element absolute essential In tho job How plain It Is to every mind pos ssed of an Iota of sense that thls maligned abused and vilified Satan tho positive creator of man as well II his only benefactor and true friend the poor demented Christian must have sonic Invisible object to appeal to for help why not appeal to Satan IIo Is the only one on record that evC dM help mankind Again from our earliest Infancy aro taught to look to pray to anl1 mode In a God whoso every act ward us Is disregarded austerity and ruin Ho mounts tho whirlwind dl tnfr q fhL itructlon sends pestilence and dlsea to devastate us and secretes pa and disease In our pathway of life at ever turn- Christians have clothed this mint Inar monstrosity with Infinite omi potence to hurt us with an eternal ipcsltlon to that end commandlri to love him and to pray to him malte us just like him Poor blind deluded mortals change of this character would be paJsport to the gallows Read his cord In tic Old Testament which hut one unbroken chain of Infam iclty Ignorance vice and helnou morality Talk about loving such a vile pound We can only love that which Is lovable that which contributes our happiness and joy that which pure Innocent and good Were this Christian fleshless skeleton whos eeless sockets are over turned ward tho ages past stripped of moral habiliments stolen from tures vestry It would speedily bo abandonel1 to Its untimely fate How many Christians think O- be left In all the land of Chris- teudom If their faith were brought to a scriptural test of snakes anti pols on Not one Every priest preacher should be prosecuted for tlllning money under false pretenses and were a millionaire I woull- 1start the hall a rolling Immediately Men should not be allowed to stain undlsturbel1 In the road of human gress any longer B HAMLIN Lnton Cali- fontmentEvery religion has hat Its two great presiding spirits gcml and tine other had to account for tho good and evil In the world most of tho religions the follower- shlo worshiped the good spirit deprecated the bad one but In some of hem they havo worshiped the spirIt to keep him or It from dolnl- them harm This latter is the case Ir tho Jewish and the Christian roll worst character on record Is the God of tho Bible old and new Tes- tnments do not know of a single hnmor- altty that the God of the Bible Is guilty of except chewing tobacco 1shouting craps If God were to conic to exlngton as the Bible represents thnt ho has gone to somo places would run him In for drunk and and tho Christians there- foro worship him because they nre- afraid of him fhe Devil on tho other hand Is Idnlt gentleman and Is a friend good pcoplo and thero Is no use worshlpltlg him Nobody hut Gods popes want to bo worshiped rhe list nppcaranco of the Devil was when ho and God had a conten tlon about Eves eating an apple God salll It would kill her as dead as tho- Ilovll the very tiny sho ate It and the- Devil said It would not and It turned out that tho Devil was right about It and God either lied about it or did not know The next time we hear of the Devil in the Blblo is In Iho book of JoII where tho Devil Is found naRoclntng with Job and with the sons of anti ho tolls God that his man Job wns just preaching for tho monoy thnt war In It mid God did tint seem to be Hove It and they tried the fxllllIment of cutting oft Jobs salary and loh damned God bladj and blue and Il1lt preaching and the Devil was right Eden God took lie position Ihnt It was host for tho people to bo norant and tho Dovll was for educa lion and the civilized world Ilecieled that tho Devil was right and went to Building schools and colleges In tho Now Testament tho onl party that the Devil ever assoclat with was lesns Christ and the two went to church together Nobody over heard of the Dovil he Ing In a saloon or on a race track HE IS A PARIS MAN Paris June 30Tho Warren Stoner mentioned In the St Louis dls patches as being arrested In count tlon with the McCann murder Is ana tire of Paris Ills father was the lat Col R Stoner a Confederate v et oran anti member of tho famous Or phan Brigade Ho was a noted horsL man and the breeder and owner of the famous stallion Baron Wilkes He has been dead for several years The son Warren Inherited over two hundred thousand dollars from his ratherCommentWnrrcn Stout was nam ad for my preacher grandfather Dar ton Warren Stone His family are ill Intensely religious people and arc ncmbors of the churn In Paris Kj lint put mo In jail His mother amlly and my family lave been mate friends for generations back but hey would as soon have a snak tunic Into their house as to have the untie come Into It relIIglouslho most advanced and ultra Infidelll ty I am certainly very proud of nine We are all taught by the pulpit and by the religious press that tho ray to male good men and women to start with them when they are chi dren and teach them the Christian Iglon but It dont pun out that waj taught my children Infidelity and am glad of It If you see In any llOI anything about any of my four children bolng suspected of murder- Ing anybody cut It out and send It me apd I will print It In tho Blade If you want your children to be gcod bring them up to read the Bladi uiggigi L jt now S250 for fiv rtrlbers SHE WANTS DRESS REFORM West Sutton Mass June 17 E M 303 Dear Mr Moore Occasionally haplens that those who see the Ills In various customs and laws will find a sympathizer If they but have the courage and inclination to make Imown their standing In regard to the various offending matters The suggestion of an Improved style In dress for women that Miss L GIbson offered in last Blade I most unity endorse Sometimes It Is wonder to me that so many unprotest Ingly resign themselves to the pre- valllng unwholesome mode Were this- not the universal style and were It proposed for adoption I have enough confidence In my sister men to say that they would condemn It on sight say nothing of on trial so marked are Its faults lt does not offer the least Inducement to health or comfort and Is graceful or becoming only as tom may havo made It so The fash lonalll dressed woman who enjoys phslcal health and comfort has main talned them in splto of her style dross not because of It would not present my objections sodccllledly if the style were not rlgldlr Imposed on all to such an tent that those women who attempt to depart In the least therefrom are rl iculed and sneered at and dubbed eccentric sloven or something worse With the editor permission may we not hear from others on this qnestlon Every great change had Its beginning In small things and per- hals the needed reform In dress can Imately be effected through this- Rlmplo discussion thus Indulged In MUNYON TALKS TO WOMEN Tells How They May Have a Beautiful Complexion and Grow Luxfuriant Hair Miinyona Witch Hazel ii really a food and Tho only seep containing witch hazol Its has caused Imitators to brand their soap witch hazel these cannot be trade marked that the stamp ed Munyon It nourishes tho skin Just as much as nourishes the It puts every Into a healthy dltlon assists Nature In throwing oft poisons tho lady suit heels all Irritated parts It cures chapped hands nnd lips and nil forms of chafing s lotion no wash ever made will quickly quiet n baby suffering with prickly heat or any form of rash Munjoua Witch Hazel Its soothing upon tho little one almost instan taneous want every person troubled with hives or who is tormented by any itching to bathe with Mmiyons Witch Hazel using water ns hot the can bear lief will Immediate There is not a case of dandruff and know disease but this will cure It flalllla for sham It prevents hair from falling out by strengthening and feeding tho Ladles will and this soap a great blessing a wash for certain irritations weakness and discharges It antiseptic allays all Inflammation and all unpleasant odors Every gentle man who himself should try this soap t the beard and prevents the skin becoming Irritated nnd sore smarting no burning no need of rum or witch hazel for bathing For the general toilet is nn exquisite luxury it any complexion and makes the skin as velvet It as far superior to any other soap ever made ns the electric light to the tallow dip cannot to be careless about your soap especially if thero aro young children lu tha family Sold everywhereMUNYON It Is five years ago that Lou Law rence presented her Ideas on this sub ject In The Blade which Induced me to do likewise at the time No one else tool up the subject and It drop ped there Now Miss Gibson comes forward with her views who will be the next LUCY WATERS PHELPS CommentI have for long time falien great interest In dress reform nit It seems an almost hopeless mat ter but as The Blade Is now so much a womans paper we might do more good In that line now It will at least help the great cause of rationalism to tv puC ourselves on record as favorlrigiv melt a reform I am a Bloomer ir I am glad I am not a sullied t ILnown as a Christian people w to wUl rob and murder a poor Jew or pump lead into him because he does not loe Jesus I consider tho American ivage more of a gentleman than tho whole Christian Russian Give me berty In preference to wealth God bless the land of the free That is the United States of America Respectfully SIMON JACOBS Paragould Ark WERE FROM MISSOURISHOW US Thats just what we want to 11- you Our pamphlet on the apIpic Industry of Missouri Is clear and convincing and tends to convey to m how great a region Is the sec tlon along the line of the Katy in its tple bearing proclivities Write forIone as well as other pamphlets both tractive and Instructive Address KATY 602 Wainwright Bid St Louis Mo AN ATHEIST Because the facts revealed in onomy and geology give the lie asIblanlt to everything In the endorse all the ideas in your issue of 1Iay 27 they went over the whole Lees article is first rate so is Mr Moores comment dont thlnle much of Huxley for inventing tile word Agnostic or of Ingersoll andIothers for using It Somo words too weak for me none are too strong iwill send you 100 in September or before when I get my pension II H OILMAN Caribou Maine CHOCTAW OKLAHOMA GULF RR Combines the Advantages of Eastern ServiceWith the Opportunities of a WESTERN COUNTRY DIRECT LINE Memphis to Little Rock Hot Springs Indian and Oklahoma Territories Texas Col orado New Mexico Arizona Old Mexico and the Pacific Coast TRAINSrWIDE VESTIBULED PULLMAN DRAWING ROOM SLClVl OAR8 I ai it a PULLMAM TOURIST SLEEPING CAREFREE RECLINING CHAIR CARL I UDI Pits jlf lEI I I IIisUaMl1116 Ihtt Aitupu tFii rC4tJ r J fi BLUE GRASS BLADE ShortLetters Limn Ohio Pleane find enclosed for my subscription for the Blailo myt subscription will expire alto third of July and tjont want to miss ono paper nor owo you for ono have read a good many Freethought papers but lllce the Blade the hest of all I know there are others that are good but the Blado Is my favorite have Just read your article In the Blade of fwhat Mr Green editor of the Free Magazine said about your book but Mr Moore dont glt We are subscribers for M ttGreens magazine and always like Tjoolt but I dont think Mr tiree to have said what he did and think that the majority of his r1the will approve of It don t ono Atheist or Freethinker or Mr Green to ought 16 dis another for wo have a great twork ahead of us and If we over ac anything we must work to gether and encourage each other Well I am anxious for tho book Dog Fennel mean and will bo ready to send the money as soon as you speak the word have read a great deal about the Holy Land You know Mr Moore we have once tried to believe that that land was or Is really holy know we read and tried to be fYou First am satisfied that yo tell mo something I havo never rrenll nor heard tell of and have rea Tenneys book on the Holy Land too but am looking for something new and know I will get It too So cheer ill Brother Moore you have e luck before and pulled IIthrough1Rri0cesNELLIE EVANS Chattanooga TennI am still a subscriber to your paper tho Blade I read It every week with great Inter est would lute to see the articles on Why am an Atheist In book form followed you closely In your travels In tho Holy Land and have sent In my name for Dog Fennel In the Orient know It will be good t think will get some more names It Have been looking a long tl for the Blade Magazine Have sent you my money for It When will It be published Charley I hope you had a fine time In your visit abroad There Ir are some people here who say they know you and they say you are sound I In logic and argument about tho Bi bleARTHUR STONE iLOS Angeles Calif1 write to In quire whatever become ot your o sweetheart Mary MacLane whoso me alighted up t lwne fol peinrarrcw ntt fin that uuu e utas destitute of J great ability as the ordinary mortal or did she find the devil In her travels and die from excessive Joy she so keenly anticipated Pleas- give desired Information and relieve the suspense ofANXIOUS INQUIR ERAnswerI give It up ask me something easy believe Mary a genius as she claimed to be but whether sh was right is another question thought we would have heard from her before this but she seems to have collapsed Somebody please send her a marked copy of this I would like to hear from her for the Blade Calvert TexasPlease to remember me as a subscriber for one copy of Dog Fennel In the Orient and obllgeL A BERGERON Goshen Mills N HPlease accep my thanks for the Blade the pas year and find enclosed money order for one dollar to pay for It tho com ing year am poor In purse and my health is poor Think It will help the Blade if you encourage the subscrlb ers to write for your paper Some of us have been turned down by other Freethoiight editors and publishers because we were not very good schol ars FRED N LOWE want to make the Blade specially a medium of communication for Us subscribers tt Tolar Texas The susbcrlptlon to tne Blade expired last month and I did not renew because did not have the money then nor have not got It now and will not ask that It be sent mo on a credit but will say this that If ydu can stand to send it on am In hopes of having some money soon and then I will pay for It commencing with this month for a year am well t pleased with tho Blade and put me down for one Dog FennelW CC CARSWELLJ all such we take all the visa and are glad of a chance to do so See if you cannot manage it so as to send 260 for five papers and get your own freelBirmingham Ala Enclosed 250 for five cards Please put tho names of all tho other five In tho Blade Club except the one mall you today lIe Is a Judge and cannot afford to be In It but he is all right How Is It that fellows In Iowa Arizona and Lord knows where have got boxes of books and wo Alabama Yaller hammers get none14 II SHOENFELD BlueGrassSoon every dog from out his kennel Will bo howling loud for Moores Dog Fennel Dear whiskered good natured honest smiling humorous invincible redoubtable eternal Infernal Charley C Moore who risked his life so lately 4and was twice rocked In the cradlo deep In quest of material for his new book with a laughable name which I know will afford us all more k If LJfi b i f plcasuro than any novel that wan over written In fact It Is a now sty lo of novel different from all other from tho fact that the descriptive story found In It will bo honest truth My prayer that KhiR Charles of Lexington Ky may readily dispos- of 10000 copies of Dog Fennel ant get 10000 subscribers forthe Blade There are many waiting for a dish o Moores Dog Fennel tea When C C Moore can have his say Then over dog can havo his day 2SYPIIEItS Oraiigovllle PaI herewith send two dollars one dollar for a copy of Dog Fennel and ono dollar to renew my subscription to the Blade think my subscription runs out In August next but If send It now will not have to send It then and In the meantime you may use It to good advant besides have it now and dont notnSometime you started East sent a little curio In the shape of a two hundred year calendar that made for yourF dont know whether you ever received it or not If you did suppose It was overlooked at the ulna as you were more than busy getting ready for the East S HAYHURST Answer I got the calendar It a very remarkable thing and cos much pains and am obliged and for it a hayseed sends his thanks to good Dro Hayhurstfuse of a kind Washington D June 1903 Mr HughesDear Sir send en cloned 100 to apply on subscription now overdue It was refreshing to 11have something from our old heathen editor In this weeks Blade Dog Fennel Orient business was all right put me down for the book but the Blade without Moore In It Is like Hamlet with Hamlet eliminated Of course ho Is a little bff on some things we all are but on the who ho Is the most sensible and readabl- S editor we have I always read pieces first even his comments b fore the original articles possibly this may be because as Josh Billings said of himself and Shakespeare We both thunk through the same quill Very respectfully WILLIAM H WHITE CIrclevllle 0 May 29 303 Mr C C Moore Editor B made Lexington Ky Dear Brother Atheist I write to reo new of friendship fo ablmcrops of writers and to ask a questions The Blade the best Ra tlonallst weekly that I know of at the price and I am glad to know that you countermanded the order to male the price 100 per year straight and advised to matte the price even lower than it had been rather than higher- am sorry however that you have so many delinquents on your list When Ida few month ago you declared in fa vor of dropping all who would not reo LOne within a week or two from the time Rdh2 patdtup sobtscrlpUog the price would bo forthcoming soon felt that you hurl said the right thing and I still think so We who pay up promptly and sometimes aid a little In other ways should not be In oneus for pay or will not pay If you choose to give the paper to a few or to let a few have It at a very low figure why that Is your own business but dont tell tho rest of us anything about It shotvinglnIbrief reasons would be in your hands but for the reasons that I Just now have a hell of a fight on hands for my school for the ensuing year You see some of The Blades may get among my patrons before the Board of Edu cation meets June and It would mane matters much worse if my name were there signed to one of those Atheistic articles If It will not be too late may send In one about two weeks from now I am retained for buttthe has the power to fy or to reject and some of the very picas have sent In a numerous peti flea against my retention I have my plans laid however and am ready for them Yours CHARLES R KIMBERLY HOW THE BLADE GETS THERE Salina Kaus June 1903 Editor Blue Grans Blade My Dear Sir Many months ago some one came from town with bak err bread wrapped In your grand amII best publication ever read to thor oughly harmonize with my philoso phical standing and belief But having not the address on that part of the paper and not being ac quainted with any of your subscribers it took me until now to send you the dollar for my subscription In money order as you will find In this letter So please from now on consider me of your materialist revolutionists Truly yours T A LAMBOTTB CAMPING GROUND f For any organization or club wIshI ag an excellent camping ground noI better place could be selected than the Big Miami River between Dayton and Hamilton The river Is shaded on both sides and affords excellent fishing and boating The C H D will be glad to assist any party in se- curIng n suitable camping site and will make rates ddressD EDWARDS P T M C H D Ry Clncinnatj O DO IT NOWI Dont wait till your friends tell of these things but write us for pamph lots entitled Business ChnncesI Beautiful Indian Territory ThoI House That Jack Built Texas Old Mexico and other Katy publlca done and post yourself on opportunl ties for making money at points along the line of the Katy Addres3I Wainwright Bldg St Louis Mo J How To- Help The-e BladefAckley Iowa June 28 303 Editor Blue Grass Blade There should hoa variety to nour Ish Us subscribers Mrs Henry am Mrs doss are very good writers bill a change on diet Is good for tho atom ach likewise n change would improve tho Blade think If preachers could bo persuadeed to write for tho Blade In defence of Christianity man Christians would read te Blade am become subscribers Of course Mr Moore world hold them h vel But to spread thb olrll of Freelhought we must open iN broad fields and sling the Blade whey the grass Is tallest have offered the Blade for the bat tie ground to preachers for their do fence but the sly old foxes dodged the may be more successful tea resintwanted any old hayseed may join chorus However admire a solo fro Mrs Closz or airs Henry just the same Also the Damned stuff called alto hot should be discontinued an not a drinker but there are other who do drink and do not like the tempertdiscussion and tho Blade would re gain Its temper even a little wei could not clog the sickle Now will stop criticising for Charley will get mad and know hI preachers anebecause it Is tho most liberal ceive My suggestion Is In good faith ti Improve tho quality according to m Ideas Nevertheless If my thoughts don harmonize be not offended I remali a subscriber to the Blade Yours truly A LUTTERMAN FENNELeTo Read to a Hayseed Meeting Carroll Iowa Juno 1903 Say Mr Hughes I hear that you the fellow thats printing that boo about Dog Fennel and the oriole o something like that anti I want t know if Its about farming and agr culture for the farmers alliance Is g Ing to meet In the courthouse nex November and Im going to fix up peiece to red to them then and I thlnl the bOOlCWOUJftehpln mniRnmft iLos ljtt e ulld ea It at the meeting on the adaptrolllty of beeswax and boars grease on a gimlet He thought us fellovs would never know what adaptability meant but Ive got a dictionary anti Its a good one too He thoughat ho was awfully smart One fellow told me tne book wasent about farming at all thats the rea son want to know He says Its about an old fellow from Kentucky with long hair and whiskers that went to Jerusalem last winter to sell medicine he made himself so hed know it was good He said ho went down there and put beeswax on his hair so it would stick straight out In all dlrec dons so hed look awful then he told them fellows that made the plrlmlds out of big rocks that the medicine was confounded out a lot of things and that no difference what was the matter with them It would make them feel goodthat It would cure everything from baldness to ingrowing nails But this fellow that told me said there wasent a thing In It only Hog fennel juice and Kentucky moonshine whisky So one evening on the streets of Jerusalem he got a crowd of these fellows around him and he made a great talk and gave each one a good big drink and told them to go home and go to lied and cover up But they just went around behind the pldmlds and went to killing each oth er and everything else In sight The longhaired fellow said he didnt think the medicine done it for lots of fel lows back in Kentucky kill each other kht along and never tasted hIs modi e either Any way ho said the doc hind to hike to Ills room and hideaway back in a closet and didnt come out for a long time then he came right back and wrote a book about It dont believe It If the book Is all righton agriculture want It and Ill fix up a pleco thatll make them fellows think that they are not the only fellows that know something Yours truly HIRAM HARDSOCK WHY AM RATIONALIST Webster defines Rationalism as a system of opinions deduces from reasons as distinct from InspIration- or opposed to It and Rationalist as one who proceeds In his disquisitions and practice wholly upon reason This exactly defines my position as I am always open to conviction ever willing to equally hear both sides grant all mankind universal equal freedom and gladly follow whitherso ever enlightened reason leads entire ly unhinged or unprejudiced against any of the new truths that advancing Intelligence science logic and pro gress are ever bringing whereas to declare myself a TheIst Deist or Atheist n Christian Spiritualist or Infidel would necessitate my defend the position chosen and conse quently more or less bias or me in its favor Fidelity means faithfulness InfiI- lellty unfalthfulness to any prom Iso vow pledge or profession hence Christians Mohammedans Jews and other religionists rightly call eacu other Infidels because they neither faithfully practice nor bclleyb what l t they profess and are therefore real lnfldels while Rationalists who nIl vocate and follow reason are not un faithful thereto and consequently no real infldels hut only falsely so called by their enemies to falsely give them a reproachful nameto humbly accept which would bo stupidly ac quiescing in their enemies falsity and indicate inability even to select a proper attractive name for them so yes Furthermore tho term Irtfl de tIt being properly applicable to rlstlans Mohammedans Jews and other religionists Is entirely too loose vafeue and Indefinite for careful ac cuhtto Intelligent thinkers to apply to thfmselves and all progressive Ra should caution each othe against thus accepting or using it an should apply it to Its Inventors the Christians to whom only It properly belongs Hence because I oppose real Chris tlaji Infidellty am a Rationalist On him who asserts the existence of faljrles witches ghosts or Gods rests the burden of Indisputably proving tutu existence or being branded sup- erItlons irrational or Insane for ho whriaffirms should prove his affirma tion To ask proof of the negative is both Illogical and a confession of In andna s negative e ne CallmIng ourselves antlfairyltes anti ghos tens or antlwltchers and almost ceSsitates the latter which ground the former omits En ml splay apply It but we should ad5pt It norrpro gressive name correctly Implying that wparp reasoners thinkers philos o and cur opponents Irrational as thd really are This Is another rea sonAvhy am a Rationalists 1h re Is much in a name Wash themfworn the opprobrious name of re bei l given them by the English they prcably would have failed If the ad vdcatcs of a cause lack sufficient In themselvettldpable whether the remainder of their work or argument Is any stronger By all means let us meet Inqulr erSat thethreshold of our movement with strong affirmative attractive selftjjtplanatory name that needs no apoJogV or defenseRationalism This strong name will Immediately turn the tables on our opponents and putt Uiom on the defensive to defend r their IrrntiOnallsmthelr lack of rea insanityrraggressivi e successot WEBSTER GROH rstown Mda a igsyBro 3rohsagoodlnri d lath r to ttttise anti is entitraif to a heating His specialty seems to bo ge bestname for our people and think it a good thing to have specialties My argument for using the word Infidel Is that It Is a plain word the meaning of which everybody understands think Bro Groh Is certainly mistaken In his understanding of the pop ular understanding pf the meaning of the word You may go any whero In America and speak of a man as being an Infidel and every body will under stand that you mean to say that that man does not believe the Christian re ligion and nobody will suppose that you allude to his moral character and everywhere the word Infidelity Is sup posed to allude to the opinions of one who does not believe In the Christian religion Thus everybody says that all Jews are Infidels as they certainly are anti yet It Is a common remark that the Jews are more than ordinari ly exemplary citizens It Is true that In sonic cases of sexual Impropriety In the marriage rela thin it Is spoken of as marital Infi delity but this is a usage of the word that Is very rare while the words In fidel and Infidelity are of continuous occurrence in all pulpits and net spn veils of the country In alluding to persons who do not believe Christian ity and to what such persons do be ileve In addition to this It Is plain that the etymology of the word Is simply one who noes not believe and It Is universally understood to mean one who does not believe the Christian ligion just as the word believes Is understood everywhere In America to mean one who believes the Chris tian religion In any country In the world where the people understand even little English they know that In Americi the word Infidel means one who does not believe In Christianity while there would not be more titan ono In a doz en that would know the meaning of the word Rationalist or even understand that it had any allusion to rell gion any more titan to politics Bro Groh Is a man whose views are entitled to consideration and Italic we wi have some short and pithy letters anent his contention- As bearing upon the subject print from the last Issue ct the London England Freethinker the following What Is a ratlonalst Somo of the people who use the word should de fine it The Dally News actually calls Jonathan Edwards a rationalist The American divine had great natur al powers of mind but ho was a Cal vinist who tried to prove that Gods eternal love was quite consistent with the everlasting torture of his creatures He reems to tave contemplated without blanching the pious picture of children and babes burning In hell Yet he Is now called a rationalist Surely if the term can be applied to Jonathan Edwards the selfcalled Ra tionalists should hasten to abandon it Send In you order for Dog Fennel In the Orient and help swell the list to two thousand copies by August 1st CHRIST COCK ROBIN ET CETERA eacrertas says Dr J Roberts Yea and he might have added that the blood of Christ Is no more sacred than tho blood of cock robin Furthermore I affirm that the blood of Christ Is a fiction Death by enact fixion was bloodless Nails were not used Thp victim was tied to a stake post or tree Nailing It to his cross In Colosslans Is a false transla flea The Latin vulgate read fasten ing affigens It to his cross and the Peshlto or ancient Syrlac version rends the saute There Is no evidence thandtho meaning of the word proselosas a literal nailing My old Schreve llus Lexicon renders tho verb prose lore clouts affiglo and clavis Is de fined as a key a lock or bolt Ima glue a culprit fastened to a statue with a padlock or a bolt It Is a popular error that the cross was anything but a statue or post The Greek word is stauros whoso equiva lent in Latin is vallus a stake or post sharpened at one end to be tiny Into tho ground or palus llgneus 1a post to which the condemned were tied to be scourged or executed A cressbar at the top of the post may sometimes have been used Also more frequently a peg Inserted midway of tho stake on which the victim could sit astride further affirm that Christ was twotwas or docks translation of the ancient Sy rlac New Testament has no Christ but always Messiah with a capital The Syrlac word Is meshlhha If this word meant anointed then the Jreek equivalent would be chrlstos and tlie Latin uuctus or dellbutus the fabricators of the Latin New Tes lament discarded both words and transferred the Gre kftvord as Chris tus with a capital b Tits trasfer was undoubtedly made by cloistered monks centuries after the pretended events narrated In the gospels No ear Latin scholar have written much less could have made It a props er name And conceding the Jesus may have been a historical character was that his real name The Moslem Scrip tures which undoubtedly antedate the Jewish Bible give a full account of the great prophet Isa the forerunner zl Mohammed Isa was the son of Mariam begotten by Gabriel In th guise of her young cousin Yessuf who was a choreboy in the Temple a Allla Aella Capitollna or Jerusalem whose high priest was their uncle Zacharlah Mariam sled to Egypt escorted Yussuf husJangAfter 1cleshim to be executed thereon Dl tJfmagic Isa transformed their leader Isaoua Into a likeness of himself and by the same power he made himself invisible The consequence was they crucified their own leader The Koran affirms that Isa escaped death another being executed In his placeNevertheless Marlam mourned the death of her son For seven nights she came to the stake on which the body hung but at the seventh visit Isa canto down from heaven to assure her that he still lived Then heart was comforted The followinr night he met nest of his disciples at his mothers house and commissioner them to go forth and preach his got pel Then he returned to heaven In the Koran there Is no Jesur Christ It Is always Isa the Masish t e the healer What excuse the English translator for falsifying the text by making it read Jesiu Christ with n capital C1 Returning to the question of nailing to the cross nowhere In the New Testament but In John xx 25 do we find the word nail Thomas wnntoc to see and feel the print of the oath In the hands of Jesus maki1 short work of this fiction The fourth pel cculd never have been written at an early date much less by a Jew The word Jew Is of Taro occurrence in the other three gospels and It Is never used opprobriously In the fourth gospel It occurs seventy times and Is often used offensively There are a multitude of other reasons for ccndcmnlng Johns gospel as spurious WM HENRY BURR Comment It will be seen In Dog Fennel that from the circumstances cf the crucifixion of Jesus at Jerusa lem have supposed that he was cru cified on a pole about feet long and four inches In diameter at the bottom the polo having a fork at the top and the arms stretched up the two parts of this fork and tied and that the feet were probably tied around the postI found In Egypt considerable rea son to suppose Jesus had been there with his parents or at least with his mother and Joseph or Yussef and it Is possible that he staid there until he was grown so that his disputing with the doctors In the temple at Jerusalem at thirteen ears old is Inaccurate Tho Apocryphal New Testament says that Jesus made milk palls ox yokes and gates He would be more liable to make the latter two especially in Egypt that in Judea THE TIME OF AWAKENING Our Katy publications are decidedly Interesting and tend to show how a shrewd business man may malls money The possibilities are great along the line of the M K T Ry and we shall bo glad to mall you sev eral attractive pamphlets bearing on business chances In Missouri Kansas Indian Territory and Texas Address KATY 602 Wain wright Bid St Louis Mo Send us your orders for Dog Fen nell in the Orient 1rii1I Send your orders for Dog Fennel In jthe Orient and help swell the list ft- IT MAY HAPPEN ANY TIME That you will desire Information re jgarding the great Southwestern ter ritory We have attractive booklets that are Just tho tiling and from which 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enabling him to treat them suc cessfully He Is wellknown as a nounced advocate In all lines of free profession rM BEST LINE t toGSi Chita Iinnn otsstouu511eRailJay ONLY LINE TOTHE FA M USfE lT R f TJ- K R y 5P arunttLlxY If 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE IA YoungI Lady Gives Her Reasons Why She Is Not a Christian Dear Readers of the Blue GrastuBlai I havo been a subscriber to our worthy little paper but a few weels Never a number cbnics but suggests volumes of thoughts to my mind an just now as I read Miss Gibsons let tel In the Juno fourteenth numbr I lay aside tho paper and beg leave to add my mlto also With Miss Gibson I agree that manr things are needed to maUe this wOIlrl a really happy home for humm creatures and among the things most needed is dress reform a few amused smiles among the real1 ers at the Idea of a discussion of clress reform arising in tho columns of a paper whoso hobby Is religion or rather anti retigion but our el1ltor says It Is published In the Interest of good morals and I take It that the physical condition of people hat a greater Influence on their morals than has their religious belief It is doubtful whether tho dress form advocates do well In wishing to press upon the people some partlcuhr style of clothing No matter ho earnest we may be in belief wo are all loath to give up the fashions wo have grown up to regard as correct and as sump that which will make us o among our fellow creatures In fnct the occupations of many young women make such a move quite Impossible so I would advise Miss Gibson anl1 all those Interested In her Idea t1 say no more about a style of dress mal s and matrons but just Take off your corsets put on a sible shoe plenty large Wear no trained skirts and no heavy hat Many have alreacy taken up those ideas and we are practicing the rules just mentioned and I believe that b joining the ranks of those working In the Interest of that rather mild re form and using all our power to spread the Idea of physical culture a complete knowledge of the forms tU1l functions of the human boll mot will bo accomplished than by nc1vOCtilUlsomo more radical 10 I do not knowwhether our oc1ftor 4 will give me spice for a talk on physical culture and e crying need of the world for morAknowledgo o riour physical charactd wlioff and give a fey of my ob sorvntl ns on the rellgl s question 1 am not a Christian bause I can r Tu c uuuiiwitnin me tneicasiTtrcnar yprstilpsnch a God as the Bible de nor can I believe In the BIble accouTit oTcrSatlfin I do not see an more reason for believing the Diblo to be sacred or the religion founded upon It the only true religic than there is for believing that any of the many other religious beliefs of the world are alone in Infallible Undoubtedly any form of religion Is merely the attempt of a partial civilized mind to explain that for which It can find no scientific explanatloi Such being the case explains why as any people advanced In the scale of clssillvation and In scientific knowledg their religion becomes modified Undoubtedly the religion at the be ginning is a product of the masterminds and has an elevating Influenc on tho common people but after- time a they grow up to It and from then on It tends to hold them back Such has been the history of the ChrIstian religion For the sin of the present am inclined to believe that we are apt to lay a little too much of the blame at the doors of the churches In spite of the Bible account of crea tlon etc acting as a checkrein on the minds of the masses the common mind has so far advanced that the customs o fthe churches the compar atively little preaching we still heat of heavens and hells and eternal dam nations are but the echoes of the past which In long reverberations read our own time Tho God of the Bible is entlrel dead The God our Christian friends still cling to Is filled with mercy and Is Infinite In his goodness The Christian spirit Is one of goodness and purity Tho sermons from the pulpits are very liberal In quality and those things In the Bible at which we paint In scorn or horror are either not mentioned at all else mentioned as parables and a modern lesson drawn from them for chiliie rellgolus publications dren are the spirit of love beauty and sweetness The worst fault to be found with the great body of the Christian teaching at the present time seems to mo to be In Its forcing people to depend on a power other than their own to make them what they wish to be The Christian Idea of what we should bo Is excellent but the clinging to superstitious belief in a higher power and Imagining that they feel that power when all the power they- know is that within themselves is quite the contrary- In many cases the persons convert ed fo Christianity are made better be cause their determination to live up to a standard is awakened If then their mind Is so balanced that they can control their evil tendencies they will because of the Interest awaken ed make a little mono effort to do so and succeed On the contrary if their psychological balance Is such that they will yield to certain temptations itdespite resolutions to the contrary they will remain tho same unless an r other Influence sufficiently strong to abnormal tendencyover balance tho be brought to bear they will sin f whether Christian Infidel or simply indifferent Hence the crimes of preachers not due to their religion iii much as to influences prenatal and environment beyond his control which created his mental balance That bal anco or rather lack of exact balnnco if carried far enough would bo called insanity MINNIE II GREEN Matiock Washington MONEY Vc THE GOLDEN RUL Editor Blue Grass Blade Glad to see that you are begInning to realize that money nod 11toperty make a lot of unhappiness But as It seems you havent had enough ullbnp plncss yet on account of it and nsl for more of tho root of all evil wll1 comply with the request and send all of my money and give you a dec1 to all of my property a paltry hlln Bred thousand dollars mono or Icss provided you will turn all of ours Into the general fund Immediately af tor you havo received my donation and have prevailed upon evcrybi else to do likewise and obey tho Gold on all that Is necessary to maIm us all happy in so far as natl11es gifts are able to do it Likewise It the solo aim of Philosophical Annrch to educate people to do unto othors as they want others to do unto thcm But this cannot bo accomplished In one generation People must first bo educated to see how well they cOllld get along without money and 1roper ty and with the Golden Rule as the only law to govern them Then It wll1 bo but a short time before steps wll1 bo taken to exterminate tho monster moneythe instrument of the uovll to ruin mens souls- HERMANN WETTSTEIN Fitzgerald Ga lane 20 1903 Answer do not believe in nny devil or li any such thing as a soul I think your Idea Is impractical hilt if you think It Is right you alight to give your money and away You ought not to wait on other people to get them to do right You should set the example and do the right thing If nobody else In the wholo world did it Act well thy part there all tho honor lies Dont forget that fable about the rats that agreed that the cat ought to have a bell on ABOUT THOSE PICTURES Mt Sterling Ky June 20 1903 Editor Blue Grass Blade read in the Blade of last weel that one of the members of tho Na tional Liberal Party gels grieved ovor appearance of the cartoons In the Blade of past weeks and makes him hesitate to distribute the paper among his Christian friends I partla agree with our Brother as far as theIr Christian feelings are concerned bllt would advise him to drop the matter right there When wo Liberals do a thing we want to do It thorough These cartoons tell the whole story more than columns of rQlve us moro car rnlIEfhe1l tr ttilltfianthh d and fresh fill matter whero it comes rohi Christian or I would rather worship an honest devil than a lying God If I had any jlncllnatk to worship at all How much dd Christian people care for the eellngs or honest thinkers about whose rters they have nothing but slander and falsehood at best- have not for any length of time Istened to some preacher or anoth who did not slander tho character of ome of toe greatest men that ever lIed simply because they had tho outage to express their honest opt Ion Our friend says Whether or not it is a fact that God created mnn It is a fact that a number of good ieople believe It It concerns us not what some good people belie but It concerns us If true what the elleve and want us to accept as rutn It is true no one has a rIght to Interfere with the faith of others intention is not to prevent tho Christian people from worshIp- Ing as they like but to free ourselvesI from the orthodox church We as Liberals are no longer willing to pay tax for the suppor of church property and chaplains W havc no representation In that faith honce we no longer will submit such gross Injustice As to tho the or y of the creation of man If I was- an almighty God I would create noth- Ing but happy beings in a world larg enough and good enough to make ev 01y living being happy all the day and every hour of their whole life stead of a few favored ones and the asses wretched to live a long of misery with the fine prospects of IIOtllfire afterward EMIL FREDERICK HAS BEEN TO PALESTINE Madison Wis June 20 1903 Charles Moore Esq Lexington Ky Dear SirI enclose exchange fo- rfie dollars for which please send- me three copies of your Dog Fennel In the Orient when ready Kcop- the change expect the book afford great amusement as do most or your productions Having visited the holy realm of Palestlne I know how It is myself- No wonder old Jehovah selected It for his chosen people It accords wIth- hIs own character as revealed to us Ilespernto and nasty bleak and hal- ren havo never wondered that Joshlles sun and moon hesitated pass over It notice in tho Blade that you are crltlclslng me as a spiritualist Iought to know better In my article to which you refer I distinctly statel1- that am not a splruallsts In tho dlnal sense ot after candidly amlnlng the evidence on all sides am of thho opinion that tho human fnnctloll which is called tho soul like tho material which constitutes y havo alike always existed a always exist There Is nothing lost In nature As to how It Is all C1111I1shol1 know nothing neither do you Respectfully D K TENNEY t nswer Please accept my thanks for your generosity but Brother your article to which I alluded you I Illll L certainly wrote as a spiritualist your loiter above Is certainly that of a spiritualist You say that aro not a spiritualist In tho ordinal sense That may be so but that language means that you are a spirIt uallst in some sense VAVVVVVVVVVWW I Blades I I I ClubMrsVer- sailles Ky Lucy Waters Phelps West Sutton Esther A Van Riper Circle vllle Ohio Mrs Thompson 436 Oak St ChattanoogarTenn E Davis Houston Heights Tex Mrs Vina Hodges Salado Oregon Mrs Ella Wood 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