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Digital page images are linked to the text file. yy 1 BLUE GEASS BLADEti EDITED rY A HEATHEN rarkerSei101300D 41ORALSPIIBIIS11ID1 WEEKLY 100 A YEAR IN ADVANOS Sid r VOLUME XIII NUMBER 23 LEXINGTON KENTUCKY SUNDAY JULY 31 EM 304S100A YEAR TERMS OF THE BLADE Issue for ono year 100 In clubs of five NEW subscribers cents each 260 for five p60 TermsL00 per year In advance foreign subscription 150 Five New subscribers sent one year for 250 Make all Money Orders Draftc and Express Orders payable to the Blue Grass Blade Lexington Ky When you change your address ad vise this offlc giving your old as well as the new address When you send your subscription say whether you are a new or old subscriber r The address slip the paper will c show expiration of subs Ion and servo Aa receipt as theGjatecWnses as nnn s lho subscribe pays ubscrlpaps to this P a tcdtlonare ot dscontihued at ox tratlon tlie subscriber TheI ordered courts Invariably hold a subscriber responsible to the publisher for the subscription price of papers re ceived until the paper Is paid for In full up tp date and ordered discon flayed 1 office of publication 155 W Short St Lexington Ken uclty Entered at the post office at Lexing ton Ky as Second Class Mall Matteryew Address all communications to BLUE GRASS BLADE P BOX H 393 Lexington Kentucky i Fayette Telephone 619 Cumberland Telephone 307 i CTHE DAMNED STUFF CALLFO ALCOHOL believe that alcohol to J certain V degree demoralizes those who make It those who sell It and those whoI drink ILjn believe from the time It ssuesI from the tolled and poisonous worm r of the distillery until It empties IntoI the hell of crime death and dishonor Ja It demoralizes everybody that touches It- do not believe that anybody can contemplate the subject without be coming prejudlw against this liquid crime All ycu have to do Ic to think of theI X deathsof the suicides of the InsanI r lty of the poverty of the Ignorance ofI the distress of the little children tug glng at the faded dresses of weeping and despairing wives asking for IIstruggled And when you think of the jails of the almshouses of the prisons and of the scaffold upon either bank do not wonder that every thoughtful man Is prejudiced against the damned stuff called alcohol ROBERT INGERSOLL Church and State forever separateGRANTI In no sense whatsoever Is this ernment founded upon the Christian religion WASHINGTON and The divorce between Church p State should be absoluteGarflsld WANTED Salesmen local and genI oral reaching tho pump and well supt ply trade on recently patented wellI l specialties of great merit Ross Co Medina WU REV i DR ROBERTS ON BIBLE REVISION Extracts from a recent sermon of Rev Dr Roberts of Kansas City Mo are a follows That statement In the sacred scrip lures Ho that holleveth not shall bo damned ls an Insult to every Intelli gence It tho argument of the club It Is the logic of tho torture chamber If tho revisers have performed any service of worth for the Christian world It Is this that they put brackote around that last part of tho final chapter of Mark In which that statement occurs to Indicate that It Is not au tliorltntlvp Ono of tho strango things Is that the church for hundreds of years has used that Interpolated passage that Insult to Intelligence that menaco to mental honesty as n rallying cry A man cannot choose bo believes Belief is in no sense a matter of choice Ho must believe what he must The honest man knows that if eternal ruin depended upon his be lief in the doctrine of the ho would have no choice In the matter ho would compelled to go straight forward denying that doctrine straigtforward to eternal ruin t Macaulay recites tho incident of n boy hanged In Edinburgh two hundred years ago for having uttered free opln ions about the trinity nod somo books of the Bible After ho was convicted he recanted and pled for a little respite in order that ho might make his peace with God This the privy coun ell refused unless tho clergy of Edin burgh would request a delay They not only did not request It but Insisted that tho execution should tako place at once The instance of an ot Rlvenvwheonee wh bo was 01t11Hrllitll t1I wslieil as In hell so that he could warm his fot That was construed as blasphemy and he was hanged Hlstmother came to the execution and after tho boy was was dead pled for tho possession of his body This was refused Ho was burled by the roadside and a heap ol atones placed about his grave Un numbered thousands of men havo been persecuted or tortured or put to death because they could not and did not believe put to death by toe believers e few days ago hind the pleasure of meeting a nian with whom hind been at school a score of years ago Wo fell to talking about the Christian religion and tho Christian system and whenever anything was said that wo as detrimental to Christianity this old friend of mina would say Oh that was tho Catholic church or that was the Presbyterian church or that was dono by the Methodists or thin Epls copallans Tho only cxa ttho only enduring tho only faultless Interpreter of tho Christian system was thin Bap tlst church to which my friend lo longed It is exactly Hko a meeting which tho members of tho church vero to talk about somo subject that was given to thorn tho preceding week That sentence Ho that bolloveth shall bo damned has caused more suffering and made more liars hypocrites than liquor and war both sanctioned by Christianity com Lined Jesus In making wine at Cana of Galileo made moro drunkards than other thousand men that ever and In teaching his disciples to propagate his religion by tho sword Matthew 1011 and Luko 22 caused moro cruel religious war thou any scorn of men who over lived and yet tho drunkenness and murder combined taught by Jesus did not produco a tltho of tho suffering caused by tho words Ho that bolloveth not shall ho on millions of Ignorant poofi plo and children havo been driven InI to tho church by tho priests and preachers who havo dinned and howled into their ears this awful threat of damnation If they did not believe stories that could not bo sustained by Intelligence and argument and could therefore only bo sustained by JomeJ nefarious means Millions of priests and preachers jiF Inns their strikers and henchmen and of political grafters hnvo lived In luxury without labor becauso Ignorant gapes worn made Jo glvo up tholr money to thoso religious im postors by thin words Ho that th not shall bo damned and nearly 2000 years since thin relllnnlmentIans to rovlso tho Bible anti see thero are any errors in It toll us that these famous words Ho iha bolloveth and is baptized shall saved anti ho that bollovoth not shall authorltntlVO1that New Testament by tho Catholic priests somo tlmo In tho dark ages when the church was in power am put thero to frighten tho Ignorant in to an acceptance of religion so iha priestsIt was before thero were any preachersmight live In Idlo luxur and self indulgenco on tho money thin extorted from their victims Dill It will not suit tho purposes o the clergy of this day Protestant ori Catholic to have tho masses of peoplo to know that this passage the has been such source of revenue to them Is not authoritative so we do not hear from tho pulpit anything about this revision of the Bible and the same old Bible with this not au thorltative passage In It will still lie In a double souse on tho pulpits and he rend In the public schools of a country whore Republican Grant said Keep church and Stato forever separate and where Democratic Parker as he passes the lint for contribu tionsIs supposed to demand tho completo separation of church and Stato in political malterRoiTho Bible is being revised at great reIIslontho preachers purpose of moneymak ing wo would be having it preached all the time but it will never take the 1nuthorllntlo Mrs Nation Assaulted by a Saloon Keeper Whom She Was Tan talixing- EIznbethtown Ky Juy 22Mrs Carrie Nation the noted temperance reformer was assaulted by J R Neighbors a saloon keeper as she stood In his doorway denouncing tho liquor traffic anti those engaged In It Tho weapon used by Neighbors was chair Ho struck the woman blows ono taking effect on her forehead anti tho other on tho shoulder Tho wound In her head bled profusely on tho pavement Mrs Nation was taken to her board callIIell IInotThe excuse given by the saloonkeeper for assaulting Mrs Nation IsI that she hind been tnntillxlng him day Mrs Nation arrived In town In the morning anti billed tho place for a lecture at tho town hall In tho after noon It Is slated that sIlO passed Neighbors saloon several times In the morning stopping each tlmo and giving him a lecture on tho whisky bust IlnrlancC1Sbo seller As soon as tho lecture was over this afternoon sIlo again stopped In front of Neighbors saloon and be gan n harranguo About tho limo sho finished tho sentence You are en gaged In a dirty business Neighbors sound a chair mitt struck her twlco No warrant of arrest has been Is Biicdl y tho authorities for Neighbors and 1t1s not known whether or not Mrs Nation will swear out ono against her assailant PROGRAME For the Anual Harvest Picnic at Mof fits Grove Newton Iowa Aug 14th 1904 Tho following Is thin program of thin IngorsoII Memorial meeting to ho eels E B Moflltts Grove sitar Newton own August 14 lOt Address Chairman Biography of Ingersoll Lewis Moflltt Recitation Ira Nolin Why Honor IngersollT J Katlng Recitation Mrs E B Moflltt When Papa Shaves Guy Gist Recitation Bertha Englo Five Minute Discussions Open to all Basket dinner at noon Tho public Is cordially invited 1 k KELETON IFORWA RELIGIOUS NOVEL ALL THEdQBacheta yearstwero famIGrggos father was a physician anti acta frog Massachusetts 3pr Roberts was regarded by perfectllmnnIlo nstwas a n t1elin his dress He was re familysof nugffronMhis young boyhood handtsaw was med um size and of perfect health Ho jhaiTblack and curled hair and complexionfel o ahandsome man as often as any inaip tI over know lie had and still has n Me rich voice and wasI shall usotthlxpast tensevery dignified but vcrjvfigjgntlo In his manner and affec tlon to Gfcjrgo had an education at a col lege that educated young men for the Baptist ministry Ho was of good common sense and pleasant conversa Ulonf but was not a man of brilliant was of all the women In the very woman for the wif Hof such a man Site was not a ravishing beauty but pretty with fine brown hair shoes yesjiWas of medium size andm newer oil ate n l cofnti but sho was not intellectually in brilliant woman She hadno spec sal accomplishment Her devotion to 1I10latryIof n mint who was famous as a turf man Her mother was a beautiful rather small woman much loved of medium education and medium Intel lent and famous for her business qual ties Viola was not merely religious but deeply religious Tho match was regarded as ono of thoso made in heaven They be cnmo the parents of two children one each sex both of whom were heal thy and handsome and both of whom are now marring tho daughter to a Baptist preacher who Is a nice and educated man and the son Is now InI good business George soon got a fine position In a popular hank and staid there for about five years He was then called to the cashier ship of another bank that paid him a lino salary and furnished him a beau homeII dined with then at that rg o In asking the bless Ingnt his table did it with as much grace as can be put into that awkward and embarrassing custom among thin religious A year or so after that tho news papers published that George had appeared and that a woman from tho town hag disappeared about tho Samo time No cluo could bo gotten as to tho u whereabouts of the two departed persons A now bank cashier was or two passed with no motest clue as to whero the two had oneoThen a letter came to Viola from Georgo saying that ho was with out money and begging forgiveness anti asking for money to como home The money was sent him and hoI A camo home and was forgiven rnd tho two lived together everybody saying that Georges religion had finally saved him and they seemed to bo again IIseemedmemory of his friends lie got a position ns bookkeeper In a largo distillery with a firm salary ami for years their homo seemed to be n model ono About a year ago Georgo lost his position Recently I saw In a metro tJF i rf a polltan nownpnpor the full name of George among a list of imnis that hind peen arrested he being charged with forgery I mentioned It to my family as a coincidence never siis peeling that It was the George know But it proved to bo the samo George Ho had forged that distillers name for thousandn of dollars anti tho bank hind paid the chock Georgo wits released on a bond of 3000 his bondsman being tho father of a grass widow who It said had become infatuated by him Georgo was again arrested put in Jail and his trial was set for three days before Write this and have not heard from it His wlfo has gono to tho homo of her preacher soninlaw In thin far South and everybody scorns to have abandoned Georgo to his fato which seems to bo thin penitentiary had boon drinking whisky nail using doneThin Florence Ala Herald DROWNED IN TENNESSE RIVER Willie Grjffin Carried Away by Cur rentHad Been Playing at Baptizing Willie Grime a little boy of seven was drowned Monday afternoon in the Tennessee river at tho mouth ofI Sweetwator creek and no trace of his body has yet boon found IIo and his brother aged tot hind been to the baptizing which occurred at that spot preceding tiny and they wero playing baptizing when thin child was washed away by the swift current Fearing the wrath of his mother the older boy did not tell for an hour and a half of thin fato of his brother As soon as it was known preparations were made to drag the river for the a body but the current at that point is very swift and tho search was In vain On the margin of the clipping Is written thin following A dirty deed comfj AI a ConinTtfnl 0 playmates when thor making little birds out of From Lexington Democrat WHITE One of Paris Most Prominent Citizens Passes Away at Ripe Old Age Paris Ky July 10Mr G White aged years one of the oldest and wealthiest citlxons of Paris thou at his homo In this city at an early hour MrllWhitewas always a most progressive yet IIrarmerblended tho famous Chicken Cock brand of Kentucky whisky He was a charitable public spirited citizen mill contributed liberally to church and public enterprises lie Is survived by three children Mrs CmI rio Holly Mrs Dr Frank Flthian anti Mr John White all of this city The funeral services will bo at the grave this afternoon at 430 p m El ders Carey E Morgan J S Sweeney and Rev E 1t Rutherford olllclating LOW RATES to Louisville Ky and Return Via QUEEN CRESCENT ROUTE AUGUST 12lCth INCLUSIVE Account Biennial Conclave Knights of Pythias Tickets good until August Tick eta can also bo purchauod rending via Louisville and return via St Lonls and direct routes Fur Information dress A B Freeman T P A Bir mlngham Ala J C Conn PA Chattanooga Tenn E N Alken T P Lexington Ky or W Rlnonraon P A Cincinnati Ohio Dr J B Wilson of Cincinnati Is going to Romp to represent tho mem LeagueIlat tho International Freothought Con The sum of ono thousand dot lain to pay his expenses Is being rats ed through tho Blue Grass Blade siderably moro than halt tho amount Is already secured London England Freethinker G Gr WINE TASTED PECULIAR CONGREGATION WAS USING COAL TAR DYE AND SALACYLIC ACID FOR COMMUNION Chemical Analysis at State College Showed Deception Practiced From Lexington Democrat Quite a sensation has been created- In one of tho most prominent churches In tho city being located on N Mill street by the discovery that its com munion wino is not wine at all hut an Imitation the principal Ingredients of which are coal tar dye and salacyllc acid Through an examination made of tho wine at tho Stato college ex periment station this startling fact was disclosed and as the supposed grape Juice was purchased from a prominent wholesale dealer of this some startling developments are expected The discovery of tho deception that was being practiced upon the guileless folks of this certain house of worship was made by one of the lady members- of tho congregation Happening to notice something peculiar about tho flavor of tho communion wine she called attention to the fact after service and found that others had also de tented a taste that seemed foreign to first clnas vintage The matter was taken up and it was decided to have the wine tested at tho State college ilabratory Prof J O LaBach the chemist of the faculty made the an nlvflls nnd yesterday made his report h authorities as has been f food ju a Fulf Tho sub this preparation for gen nine whites does not como within tho jurisdiction of the pure food laws of the Stato so far as known as It is said that the deception or substitution that has been practiced upon tho church members may como within thin cognizance of the grand jury and sen national developments aro expected to follow Iln speaking about thin wine of the Jesus says Matthew xxvl nUll Mark xlv 24 This Is my blood of the New Testament Jesus did not say that thin wino rep rcHuntcd his blood or was Hko his blood or anything of that kind Ho plainly and unequivocally said This my blood and the Catholic church hlch the Lexington Protestant street churchwhich ono I know not there nro several Is an offshoot as are all Protestant churches takes tho bull as squarely by tho horns as Ursus did Quo Vadls and says plainly In Its doctrine of transubstantla that the wino Is the literal blood of Jesus and the sacramental bread so literally tho llesh of Jesus that no good Catholic would cat It on Friday- It makes no difference If It be true that they all know that tho wino was bought at an Irish Catholic saloon and tho crackers bought at an Irish Catho lic grocery and both bought on Sun day contrary to tho Sunday law tho priest says plainly and consistently with the statement of Jesus Christ that thoso staple products are tho vorltablo flesh and blood of Jesus and tho priest swigs down tho blood and lots tho other follows eat tho meat Whether they regard It as cooked raw or rare do not know but the Catholic Is at least consistent In back ing the statement of his Jesus- do not suppose that any Catholic woidd recognize that any Protestant sacrament Is anything moro than mere commercial bread and wine but If anyIChristian does recognize that tho rament of that street church was really what Jesus says his sacrament ISIcIlI flesh and bloodthat tine Is bound to say that the ChrisIJesus had coal tar dye and acid In it Parties going on tho C and O ex cursion to Atlantic City on August 4th will please send in their namoa for sleeping car rcserTatlon as soon as possible W BARNEY D P A Lexington iIi ifJL L f 11 f THE DEAD OOM PAUL KRUCERI I have received from some to me unknown party a copy of tho PlttMI burg Gazette containing a sermon which was marked by Hov M Wood on Paul KriiRor with the leucl1I marginal annotation Comment on a this and from which talio the folI lowing In solo respects ho would not bo out of harmony with Vnltor tho pen niless or Peter tho hormlt or God frey of Donlllon What this Paul was to tho Boers this Peter was to tho Ig norant Christian masses of Europe With Ida blood turned to fire he went from province to province riding on a mule bnro headed and barefooted holding aloft a crucifix this diminu live warrior monk uttering his thrill ing war cry Deus vultGod wills ir itho stirred tho patriotic frenzy to such a degree tho lure of which Eu n rope has never seen In those eight crusades it is estimated over 2000000 excited our pity most was tho childrens crusade in 1212 when an army of unarmed French children 30 000 led by a boy named Stephen and two armies of 20000 each from many led by a boy named Nicholas believed that the Mediterranean would f open a path for them to go through and convert the infidels by miracles In i Palestine Most of them perished on the march or wero drowned In the sea or wero sold Into slavery Let not England France Germany and Italy speak too lightly of religions superstition so long as these nations r furnished the 2000000 of superstitious crusaders who perished In that unrea sonable effort Indeed in all ages religious enthusiasm has been most r abounding in war times Let us not speak lightly of Constantine or Peter the hermit or Paul Kruger so long as in our day the Russian priests on the front battle line hold aloft ti- llwciuciflx to inspire the patriotism and r courage of tho sodlers Think of the boldness of that relic of barbarismMormonismwhirl claims to have received commands di rect from heaven and which assumes to bo superior to all Christian laws tho Bible and tho civil compacts and flings defiance In the face of the gress Think of that form of superstition called spiritualism which v claims to be a later an wd revelation from heav brewh will openly assume t fame or ono of the most sacr trupu ets of God Elijah and declaro that he has a direct heavenly mission to destroy Christian churches and break to pieces the civil governments of the world and enrich himself by Impoverishing the multitudes It Is an as tounding mercy that civil government will permit a man thus to feast and fatten on the credulity of the people Fanaticism is true religion carica tured Fanaticism Is the false tire pf an overheated brain it is dour bum resulting from an abnormal re ligious temperature It would bo an and fanaticism are disappearing Ghosts are not as plenty as in years ago Dr Woods utterances nrn simply confirmatory of common Infidel con tentions The words Ignorant Chris tian masses of Europe sound like Infidel language till Infidel merely ox tending the expression to tho Ignorant masses of America and bringing the time of their existence up to date There are just as sordid Christian Ignorance and bigotry in Chicago and Lexington today as there wore In tho days of Walter and Peter and God frey in Europe In tho time of the cru sades the only difference being that r now there is enough of Infidelity to hold the church largely in check None of thoso European fanatics were anY more unreasonable than Dowie I have had a large experience as a prisoner always in connection with religion and yet of all who will read this nono can state specifically any crime that have committed Tho Russians aro tho highest expon ents of Christianity now on the earth They are Greek Catholics from which the Roman Catholics split off and Protestants split off from Roman manyrThe Now Testament was written in tho Greek language and Its manu scripts all cause from Alexandria in Egypt then a province of Greece and of course the Greek Catholic knows more about tho New Testa ment than anybody else In the world just as tho Jews know more about the Old Testament than anybody else in the WorldtAnd yet by common consent Rus sla the most orthodox Christian couu try In tho world Is so much more tal than any other nation in the world of u iijiji ell dzatiuu ev 11 rLL erywhere except In HiiHoln delight ed to see the heathen Jails killing the Russians by tho thousand These accounts of tho loss of life among the crusaders and of their armies being led by boys and of their expecting the Mediterranean sea to open for them as they had read In their BIble that Red son opened for tho lews when they appear In In fidel papers are regarded as Infidel exaggerations and misrepresentations but wo have this Christian clergyman coming to our relief In good shape Dr Wood Is simply a Woodbo In fidel but has not courage of hisI convictions Mormonism Is certainly disgusting to one of average Intelligence und honesty but what Is tho sense of call ing It a relic of barbarism when Solomon had 700 wives and 300 con cubines anti Brigham Young with on ly n paltry dozen or two wives was a lono lorn bachelor In comparison when Abraham had two wives one black and one white Coming down to New Testament times wo find that a most Intimate personal friend of Jesus Christ was a woman named Mary Magdalene who the church pictures represent as being very beautiful and who to this day Is the patron saint of all that class of women known as soiled doves We have nil heard from the pulpit and religious newspapers that Mar flag quit tho life that had given her her fame when she came to know Jesus but you will find that no preach er will undertako to show me from the New Testament that Mary Mag dalcno ever changed her life from that for which she was distinguished It is therefore absurd to critcise Mormonism for its polygamous peen Is no more absurdity In Mor monism claiming to have received commands direct from heaven that sumed to be superior to all Christian laws than there was in tho Christian religions claim to having received commands superior to all Jewish laws the divine origin of which latter all Christians now allow Every religionist calls all other re gions superstition and it is folly for any man to pick out any one of these religions and say that it is the true ono and all the others false Mormonism and spiritualism may bo unscientific religious but neither of them has ever persecuted Mormon ism on tho other hand has been per secuted Its founder slain by its enc mles and as refugees from their enc have literally made the deI bmom as the rose and fity has been an Incubus up f with Its swarms of drones that merely subsisted upon the duct of others- Mormonism has robbed nobody nor even asked assistance of others On the other hand It has built a beautiful city with a temple ranking among the most beautiful of the world and Is always ready and glad to take In and provide for those who accept was an unproductive pauper who went around and lived upon the substance of others often Imposing himself upon the rich and then an Ingrate abused rich people simply cause they wero rich Joe Smith was poor and persecuted but he was never a beggar and In midst of his troubles was always work Ing to build a religion that would as silt others as his religion most sig rally does to this day Dowlos pretense that he Is Elijah ridiculous and disgusting certainly nothing in the lIfo of Dowlo Is so Infamous as original Elijahs causing two bears to eat up 42 children simply because they called him old bald head when tho testimony seems to be that he was bald headed Rev Wood rightly states that Ghosts are not as plenty as in years ago This Is true but deficiency- In quantity is counterbalanced by the superiority In quality There is only The ghost now recognized among Christians but that one Is of such exI ccllenco that he she or It Is dis tinguished by capital uncials as the Holy Ghost and to sin against that Ghost Is the only sin for which tho Christian religion plainly says there is no forgiveness and millions of peoI plo have become maniacs from the fear of having sinned against thatt Ghost We rarely hear of such in these lat tel days because there has been a general decadence of faith In oven the Holy Ghost but in my young boyhood there were many people In the asylums from tho fear that they had ned against tho Holy Ghost In tho halcyon days of Judaism tho people believed In ghosts and witches but tho law was to kill all such wher ever apprehended Under Christian Is have beer arrested and tried In tho civil courts for blasphemy against tho Holy Ghost and this Ghost Is etc vated to oven greater dignity than that God and Christ O no there Is no r m for any hi 1 UI larity on tho part of tho clergy on the score of nny decrease In tho census of ghosts JERKED TO JESUS Nude Brewer lens hung In Arkansas July 1901 for tho murder of Dortch Parts of the account are ns follows Ho walked upon the gallows and took his stand nt Ute south side of tho platform There ho stood leaning against tho wall of the enclosure with his hands resting behind him listen- Ing attentively to tho services gazing at the floor of tho ghastly structure Religious services wero conducted by Revs Griffin Thurman Lawrence and Matthews Rev Griffin began by rending tho Cist Psalm followed by sing- Ing Jesus Lover of my Soul A fervent prayer was offered by Rev Griffin and the crowd then joined in singing At tho Cross Rev Thurman delivered a touching prayer Including the from Gallows Ladles and Gentlemen Well you all are standing there while am here paying tho penalty but I have a homo up yonder and have nothing to fear have told tho truth to you all and want you to all understand I gave my statement to tho Sollphono man yesterday and you can all rend It after wardsI you boodbye There aro two things that must strike tho public mind as being strange on the supposition that tho Christian religion has a moralizing Influence upon men and women They aro that almost without ex ception whenever a man Is hung his last words are expressive of his assur ante that he Is going to heaven and the other fact Is that wo regularly have In the newspapers accounts of preachers who have been caught In crime an Immense proportion of them and 110 a Inbeing with women a great many instances being mum hers of their own congregations- In many of these Instances tho preachers and priests murder tho wo men with whom they have been In volved There is no man who has so fine an opportunity to hide his crime as a preacher or a priest and especially the latter and there are probably many times as many of the crimes commit ted by theso men as are ever report edIf any man of any standing j In any of the learned professions ottr than tho inirv lir Lexington were Jnitccted om c9t ro co inuahfy reported is thr papers and yet they never ever excite a comment from the press or ilio pul pit I know of four Instances of Hlbldln ousness reported In Lexington three among preachers and one a priest ant yet only one of these was reported In any newspaper that that was soon hushed s On the other hand there Is fact that year after year Infidels are en gaged In tho propagation of their views and yet no paper ever reports any crime as having been committed by an Infidel man or woman when of course Christian propagandists would report all such crimes if they could find them- Wo scarcely see an Instance of a man being hanged by law In which the condemned does not express his belief that he Is going to heaven showing that nil criminals are naturally religious and whether It Is true that crime males religion or religion makes crime Is Immaterial while It is a fact that the two go hand In hand BELIEF IN HELL A recent article In tho Christian Register says Some of our religious papers aro urging a reform in preaching Thoy Insist that thero Is too little preaching of a literal hell and eternal punish ment If hell be a reality of course It ought to be preached And that Is just the point It Is asserted that we have swerved under the Influence of science and of worldliness away from facts as iwell as duty Is hell a fact Rev Dr Pond has said Not less than 600000 000 of the Inhabitants of tho globe aro Is heathen a broad current rushing down into tho lake that hurncth with unquenchable fire From this standpoint It Is quite legitimate that our neighbor should Insist that hell Is a legitimate theme It should be preach ed because millions aro going there The world is growing better all the time but it Is still fearfully wicked to and none can look abroad over it witho tLo thought of eternity In his heart and not tremble at infinite doom Ital Is comforting to know that tho world growing better whllo hell la not preached Can our friends assure us that It will continuo to grow better ifawe react to preaching hell fire Traced back to Its origin this argument from hell Is based on false premises on an lent and nearer knowledge of the world cud the universe We do uot of it see that wo arc standing greatly In need of a largely Increased amount of hull firo as a moral stimulant or of a reaction to old conception of a uni versal monarch who created all things for his own glory In fact wo do not hold the premises and must deny tho conclusion ROME CON CRESS FUND jt Is the desire that Dr J B son represent American Prcethought at tho Worlds Congress of Freethink ers to bo held In Rome Italy next September Dr Wilson Is president of the National Liberal Party and is eminently qualified to participate in tho deliberations at the Congress On his return from Rome the Doctor will wrlto a book embracing his oxpor lenco and proceedings of tho Con gress and It Is needless to speak of the Doctors versatility and ability to wrlto such a book Tho price of tho book will be ono dollar and as tho expense will be very heavy It Is hoped that all who arable will subscribe for as many books as possibleAll received Is deposited In Central Trust and Safe Deposit Company of Cincinnati and will be acknowledged through the Blade Contributions and subscriptions with and without money wilt bo re ceived by the Secretary of tho Na tional Liberal Party Address MORRIS SACHS Atlas Bank Bldg Cincinnati O Condition of Fund Morgan Wamsley Cincinnati 0 5 pd L Johnson Oliver Miss pd James B Elliott Philadelphia pd Mrs C W Farber South Fork Pa pd Mrs E May field Cataract Wis pd Geo W W Hall Nobles vllle Ind 1 pd James Dixon chester Mass pd Herman Wett stein Fitzgerald Ga pd Edw Taylor Amherst N S pd J Cunning ham St Louis Mo pd Walter lIns Los Angeles Cat pd C A Fausnct Ironton 01 pd Anthony O Nelson Shelton Wash pd also for the N L P James W Moyer Grand Lodge Mich pd Allen Johnson Corpus Christ Tex pd J M Putnam Quincy 0 pd C M Clau sen St Ansgar Iowa pd A M Wil ton Alexandria Minn pd W C Roland Alexandria Minn 1 pd L E Double Miller City Ohio pd Dr T J Bowles Muncie Ind 5 pd Dr wIn Behymer Cincinnati pd also to the N L P A C Ogburn War rensburg Mo pd A G Wineman Greenville Miss pd Frank Burns Washington D C pd Miss L M Gibson Chattanooga Tenn 1 pd al P J S 1leK- lnJlsIfPQu d rlsofl CTJrnplanter Pa pd J W Church E R Smith and W T Mont ford of Yukon 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denouncers of divorce In Catholic church Tho letter postmarked Conwny 0 as follows fares tho land by hastening ill a prey Where wealth accumulates and men decay When Christ was located on this planet If ho over was located any where ho was poor and had no place lay his head Today tho church ad the Lord havo accumulated many millions of untaxed property but they e decaying like tho Democratic and Republican parties They have out lived their usefulness and tho God they worship is the God of mammon id bossism 2 Cardinal Gibbons and a lot moro of silly bipeds keep harping on tile dl In vorco evil and placing their ban on s women It the Cardinal and bishops tho Catholic church are anxious LL JLItL fT IItssuits they give Its their entire reliability even ness of pattern and uniform shooting Winchester Leader shells loaded with smokeless powder are the best shells on the market Winchester Repeater shells loaded with smokeless powder are cheap in price but not in quality Winchester New Rival black powder shells ore the favorite black powder load on the market on account of their shooting and reloading qualtics Try either of these brands and youll be well pleased They are THE SHELLS THE CHAMPIONS SHOOT about the welfare of tho homes of this land and tho sweet by and by why not place their nnwhatever that I- son tho 240000 saloons that are tho cause of per cent of tho divorces that these priestly bachelors harp on England owns 90 per cent of the whisky and furnishes 90 per cent of all crlmo Old Glory proudly waves and protects tho England murder and divorce mills Tho Methodist bishops have declared for total abstinence for tho Indl vidual and legal prohibition of the liquor traffic for tho government What have tho Cardinal and bishops of tho Catholic church to say on tho saloon question Simply nothing According to the Chicago Tribune thero were S97C deaths caused from crime last year Of murders 63 per cent were saloon brawls Gods command was Thou shalt not kill but the courts and churches set his command aside for there is not a legal hanging but a priest or preacher Is on deck to give to the condemned man a pass to a better locality What a farce The bosses in church and State have little respect for themselves or for tho Intelligence of tho people and as for women the church has little use for them except to pay pray and beg for the Lord But It takes tho male bipeds to fix up creeds and look after thq cash andI keep tho women In their A WOMAN READERI LOST A FIVE Yankton S D Jury ij The follow Ing story is so Improbable that Mayor Fanslow was called upon and inter vowed In order to verify It He said tnero was no doubt bout the story hick was as follows i A Methodist minister hailing from anllla Iowa came to Yankton t register which ho did but in a differ ent way than he intended Some evil minded sons of Belial unmindful of tho sacred calling of their Intender and Innocent victim beguiled him and ho did eat The minister said he fellI among thieves but tho other fellows say he played cards straight and in tho way ho used to do before ho wasI a minister from tho way he handled tho pasteboards Seated at tho table the minister was asked to play a hand for his now found friend wbllo tho tat ter looked for tho captain Witco tho smoke cleared away tho reverend gentleman was out a fjvo dollar bill This would not have been so bad If he had had more But ho was all In and ho straightway rose up and hiked for Mayor Fanslow to whom ho told his story before quite a crowd male anYjthingprivilege toward a priestly guest and ho promised to do what ho could for tho gamblers poor victim Just here a physician noted for say ing things direct butted In anti asked Mr Minister would you have como hero and complained to our mayor If you had won instead of losing This was a poser and tho physician followed up his attack by an Impromp tu sermon on gambling that thoso who heard it say was immense Ho said that In his opinion thin man who en couraged gambling and thereby made gambling possible was equally guilty with tho gambler Ho did not believe tho mayor was justified in attempting to get tho money back as ho had lost it in trying to get moro money through illegal methods Tho mayor who has a largo heart took another view and Investigated tho matter and the Manilla gentleman was sent home with his five dollars restored to him It seems tho gamblers had no Idea of tho mans occupation so they prompt ly made good tho loss rFOR SALE Nice country grist mill Food and feed In fine farming country In Chip ewa County miles from city Chlppowa Falls Wis Splendid water power double stand rolls on wheat doublo stands on ryo and buck wheat 3 pair high roller feed mill all good running order For full de riptlon of property call on or write TILDEN ROLLER MILL Chlppowa Falls Wig t d 1 J 125 Cincinnatiand VIA QUEEN CRESC- ENTSUNDAY JULY 30 Special Trains Leave Lexington 730 A Ask Ticket Agents for Partic ulars A Good RouteI to Try It traverses a territory 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Between Louisville and St Louis Dont you think it would pay you In traveling to Get the Henderson Rou- teHabitIt will us ASK ABOUT ITitoJ IRWINGEO L GARRETT Genl AgtJf1VILLE j j SeashoreOUT- INGAtlantic City ViA C2OROUTE Thursday August 4THROUGH WASHINGTON BALTIMORE PHilADELPHIA STOP OVER PRIVILEGES RETURNING 1 11400 I From St Louis PostDis- patchERRING PREACHERS WIFE DEFENDS HIM JULIII BOWNE IS OLD ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF HERSELF SAYS MRS CORDOVA FEELS NO SYMPATHY FOR HER Declares Nothing But Lies Has Been Printed About Her Husband t Since His Elopement New York July 21Ex Pastor J F Cordova of the Conklin Methodist Episcopal church of South River N J who Induced beautiful Julie Bowne one of his choir singers to run away with him has obtained full forgive ness and Is ensconced In tie bosom of his family again 1Vhen 1t1 vas said soveal days ago that Cordova taken the preacher bank most of the good people I of the little Jersey refused to believe It It Is true Mrs Cordova admits that she Is living with her husband again Just as If there never had been any Julie Bowne- A reporter for the Post Dispatch saw Mrs Cordova today at Perth Am boyMr Cordova Where Is ho she repeated Of course I know where he Is but I dont propose to give the newspapers any satisfaction You thought you were smart didnt you last night when you came to Berkley place But you dldyt get any satis faction Wo are just as smart as you are Inquiries had been made at 12 Berk cloy place for Cordova but no ono there had over heard of such a man Neither did any ono know of a Julie true Mrs Cordova that you havo forgiven your husband and that you are living with him again- I am living with hIm again but what I may do or not do In the futuro Is my own affair Then he has mado things right and glveness what about the unfortunate Julio Bowno who was the tempter and not hol believe what I choose to If the men then Is believeI giveness what about the girl down In South RIver serving of no pity t Girl Julio Bowne a girl Mrs Cordova almost screamed She Is 24 or years old I call her a woman Anyone that ago is old enough to take cure of herself She is old enough to know what she Is about Frail Woman Loses Control of Herself Mrs Cordova lost control of herself The baby in her arms which had been peevish began to cry and the moth ers frail form trembled so that she had to put the little ono down After several minutes the baby was brought back to good humor again and Mrs Cordova recovered her selfpossession Girl said the expastors wife contemptuously A woman 24 or years old a girl Mrs Cordovas voice is shrill It is a voice that is tired out Is the view you take of Julio Bowno Mrs Cordova the view that Christian pooplo usually taco of such girls or women as Julio Bowne You are considered a good Christian aro you not You had better go to South River iffi if L- f iV ILEXINCTON RETURNIIING to find that out Theyll tell you there whether I am a Christian But what is your position as to the right of Julie Bowno to forgiveness In this world assuming that the man has been forgiven- I have nothing to say I dont care to discuss my husband any more Mrs Cordova took occasion at this juncture to say that nothing but lies had been printed about her husband She also denied that ho was a Cana dian and said she didnt know wheth or or not the trustees of the Conklln Methodist church of South River had accepted her husbands resignation Then she declared I havent said anything and I wont say any more Mrs Cordova wears a hopelessly weary expression The color in her ees has faded Her skin is dry and her frail little form long ago lost all semblance of curves Her whole appearance suggests one who has al ways bowed to anothers ruling jler children resemble their father except in their voices In speaking they em ploy the harsh flat tones of the moth er They are darkskinned and brown eyed and look like children of a Latin race The little girl Is wortderful precocious and shrewd The boy however Is lacking in spirit nail Is more like the mother Her Sin Her Own Punishment- It Is reported from South Iftvcr that the trustees of the Conklin Methodist Episcopal church will probably drop whatever proceedings they hind con templated taking against their creant pastor The hearing they had set has been postponed indefinitely and some people say that it is with the idea of letting Cordova get out of as Julie Bowno Is concerned all the forgiveness In the world her grim old blacksmith father says could not bring back to him the girl who slunk away from the little village two weeks ago with a man who has found forgiveness easily lien sin is her own punishment is all that this good old Christian has to say of his child lie has taken her back to the homo she left he has done for her what other fathers have refused to do for daughters but he cannot stop the sneers of woinenklnd nor prevent the world from pointing its finger and saying as Julie passes Thats the girl who ran away with the minister It is said tim perhaps the shame of It all may drive Julio Bowne insane Those who saw the exRev J F Cor dova during his stay at No 12 Belo ley place Brooklyn do not think his mind is In any danger of becoming affected AN OLD LETTER I nave received a small note en closed in an old letter The noto is as follows Lexington Ky July 20 1904 The writer of this old letter Is dead Get Mrs Moore to read It to you in the twilight FRIEND The name of the person to whom the letter Is addressed is cut out Parts of the letter are as follows Knoxville Tenn March 23 1894 Lexington Ky Dear Brother You kindly remem bered me In sending me two or three copies of the Blue Grass Blade and it is as little as I can do to thank you t jX 4if1 ij Yr for it So pleaso accept my sincere Mooro Is n forcible and ory ciilirlnlnliiK writer cad barring his extreme infidelity or assumed unbe lief In God and religion and his print cd oaths llko his articles His article in tho last paper you sent mo In which ho places the name of our Savior along with Socrates Barnes Bob Ingersoll Sam Jones and I1ostlloulrngeous ravelIngsthe Italy Ghost will not influence you In the direction of scepticism and I dont believe It will If Mooro would just quit this and confine himself to his pet theme Pro hibition and telling men and women too of their meanness ho would get lots of subscribers nnd financial support and accomplish much good In the worldI that ho cant see this The trouble with Moore is that he started out wrong Hoespoused the Camp belllto doctrine which Is a system of worksthat Is salvation by works a by works fitting ones self for heav en and getting no comfort in it he cries out against God and religion Had he adopted tho real teaching of the scripture which is that Christ pur chased redemption for us by Ills death on tho cross shedding his blood forc sinners and thus paying the full price tho last farthing demanded by eternal justice and hind submitted himself to have been saved by Christs planre pentance toward God nail trust In the Lord Jesus Christ Christ being the end of the law to them that believe he would now be a mighty power for God instead of a blasphemer and one of the Devils best agents In tho world for then continues a great deal more of the same style Editor Will be obliged for more Blades as It may suit your fancy to send them With love and prayers I remain your loving LEONARD CAUSE AND EFFECT The Russian priesthood recently pulled Itself together and got out Its prayer sticks and prayed a mighty prayer for victory They called Gods attention to the fact that they are His people and that It hehoqves Him to remember It right away and begin to answer prayer right oft the Celes tial bat They are awfully tired of having the Japs wlpeun thflMnn churlan mud with goo people The prayer was f up to God on the wings of faith and the priests felt called upon the announce to tho easy mark Emperor or sub timely simple Czar that a great vic tory was due them for the faith en orgy and Importunity steam put in the prayers The Czar was polite or politic enough to say that prayer fired mom his good priests mouths always hit the bulls eye and secured a vie tory and a blessing Instantly The priests said Amen and tho fools clared themselves happy and confi dent Then the Russian nation calm ly sat upon Its haunches and waited for the promised victory They did not have to watt long God Inspired Allxleff Russo for Smart Alex to beg to report a vast Japanese repulse with 30000 loss for the Japs Tho Russian tongues were set to reeling off con sonants of joy by tho yard The priests called upon nil hands to render thanks to tho only God who can answer prayers and they said that God had more than answered prayer Peasants and noblemen vied with each other In hootchlekootchlo nnd cancan gyra Ions The heathen Jnps could not do a thing now that God land rolled up His sleeve and stretched out Ills mighty arm Aloxlcff next tiny sent word that ho hind done God an Injustice In under estimating Gods services 40 000 was the revised version after counting the slain and prisoners Rus tin nearly had a fit Who could doubt God now If this was not a direct swer to prayer what was It It was suggested that now was a good time to kill off a few thousand Jews and In fidels to make a savoy smell to God for his mercy and kindness and ex hibition of humanity But next day a frost fell on the prayer answering business Tokto reports that Japan has not hoard of this vast Godllko massacre and that not a shot had been fired on the two days that AlexIiT was prancing about It appears that the rainy season was on and Alexleff took his rodsky or todsky straight and plenty of It as there appeared to be more where that cane from And ho dreamed a rodskytodskyGodsky dream And ho saw God take out Ills lack ass bone rod knock hell out of 10000 Japs even as Samson did To make assurance that It was Gods work In answer to prayer Aloxleff dreamed that tho priests ran ahead of tho Russian forces and touched oft tho mines with their Ikons Aloxleff still has another dream coming to him anti If Kurokl decides to camp close on F td f FifLJ his trail ho will have n nlghtmaro ot no mean dimensions The Russian priests are at the prayer business again but will watt for the Jape to an notince their loss next time It does not pay to ho too previous In reporting Gods actions Ho docs not like to be anticipated so furiously Gen Kuropatkln has begged leave JaptItotroups So It seems that prayers like dreams go by contraries If God not answer the prayers of his du Russian priests Is It likely that He will notice anything that Sam a Jones or Sam Small ask Him to dol Tho Blade should Import a few of those Innoxious Ikons and place them on exhibition with Editor Moores holy stones that Jesus played marbles with The Infancy states that Jesus put one boy out of business becauso he tan anlnst the Juvenile Divinity In play When he played knucks and got last presume that he put to sleep the boys who skinned His knuckles Perhaps Editor Moore has the thorn that Ho dug out of the ground as a forfeit to the mumble peg rooting If Christ could kill boys with his fist when half grown there Is no Celestial nor Mundane reason why He cannot answer Russian prayer Of course there Is the little proposition If to overcome and prayer might expend Its force on that and be too exhausted to any harm to Japan Russian accounts of war are pecu liar things We are told that Port Arthur Is one of the most pleasant places In the world to spend tho sum mer tn Japanese shells are perfectly harmless and fall In hens nests quently without cracking tho eggs People have been known to mistake tho bursting of a Jap shell In their faces for musqulto bites We await the answer of the last prayer with bated breath JOHN F CLARKE Arlington Md THE INDIAN TERRITORY DEBATE Duncan Ind Ter July 18 1904 Charles C Moore Dear BrotherI have just read In the Blue Grass Blade of July 17th what you say In reference to the de bate between yourself and Rev U G Wilkinson of Comanche Ind Ter I have been personally acquainted with Brothers Houser and Wilkinson sev oral years and am much Interested In the debate My reason for taking your valuable time to read this letter Is I m opposed to holding the debate at ttdy on account of the great dlsj Lane 20 miles from the r llroad Best as rim Houser Wiilt Is 0I sd beroYou w matte or Duncan I will wjlte toI Bro H today In reference td having debate pulled off at one of the towns named Grady Is a small Inland place 20 miles east of Ryan on C R I and P railroad I mean that Ryan Is on the road named and has a population of about 800 Comanche is on same road 25 miles north of Ryan and Has a population of 1500 and a Camp belllte stronghold I do not know how many Liberals are In Comanche Dun can Is on same railroad 10 miles north of Comanche and 35 miles north of Ryan Duncan has a population of 2500 or 3000 and has the best hotel facilities of any town along the line In this vicinity It Is also well represented by the Campbelltto faith also Baptist and Methodist and has several Liberals Duncan awns a large tabernacle that I think could be secured for tho debate also has a good opera house Yours truly A A ROBERTSON P SYou need not publish as I just submit this matter to you at sugges Lion of other Liberals R think the above Is of such impor tance that I ought to print It I am exceedingly anxious for the debate and hope that tho brethren In Indian Territory wll arrange for It at some early unto I believe we will have a good au dience any whero there I have not at this date July 22nd lately heard anything from Rev Wilkinson I do not believe he ought to have any unpleasant anticipations about it nnd I believe If ho goes Into the de bate that he will enjoy having done so I hope not only to be fair but courteous and affable and believe we and all will be benefited- PHILADELPHIA WOMANS ADVICE Philadelphia Pa July 19 1904 Editor Blue Grass Blade Dear SlrI enclose 100 for a re newal of my subscription to the Blade also enclose a clipping from the Literary Digest on Socialism It will give you an Idea of Its acceptance Your Socialist subscribers seem de termined to forco the Blade into being a champion of Socialism As one deeply interested in the work of the Blade will you let mo suggest that Instead of arguing So cialism with the Inconsequent you state frankly that your field of work is antiChrist nUll not for Soclalll1mi I nm led to advise this for this nor son I nm myself n Socialist Social Ism Is a well studied sclonco It Is above overy thing else humane It Is the product of great thinkers It Is so that theI Iewhenup on the matter and then confess that you dont know what class consciousness meansthe very n b c of theI matterIt places you in an unenvia ble light We have great confidence In you as clear headed thinker mad we dont want It In any way shaken Every Socialist knows that every statesman in Europe and the Pope himself consider It the great democratic movement of today The Literary Digest gives much space tb Its discussion by great think ers who are not of tho superficial Kid der kind Let us havo the Blade for Infidelity Sincerely R T FIELD 1414 South Penn Square T New Healing Powers In the Waters at Eureka Springs Ark It would seem that new properties have been discovered In tho waters at Euraka Springs Ark peculiarly adapted to assisting in the curing of the drug and liquor habits These new properties have led to the estab lishment of a large anti splendidly ap pointed Sanitarium where these dis eases If they may bo called such are treated A large and comrrfullous hotel has been fitted up comfortably and every attention Is given to pa tients Tho Sanitarium Is In charge of a skilled corps of specialists nnd some remarkable cures aro being made The Sanitarium Is In charge of Dr C A Reed and this gentleman invites correspondence on all troubles of this nature Excursion tickets are sold from all points on the Frisco 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dally except Sunday Trains Nos and makes close auction at 0 K Junction except Su day for points on K Trains Noa ami connect at L R Junction with for Jit Sterling Trains Nos nnd mnko connecii with U at Bcuttyvllo Junction Beattyvllle SCOTT Q Pv i SAINT LOUIS TO THE ENTIRE h SOUTH AND WEST 1 SERVICE AND EQUIPMENT MODERNSIDEAS POINTS IINDIANOKLAHOMA I jFor deacripllve inatter through hedules and other needed par tloular Rdllren- H McGUIRE jae TCINCINNATI OHIO rc z fof F ihWiL p lAm d Jt J 9 LEO TOLSTOYSAPPEAL THE GLERG Whoever you may bo popes arIU nnlfl bishops or pastors of whntr oluirnli forego for a while your as suranco that you are the only trim clplos of Rod Christ and nmom bor that you nro nrst of nil mon that Is according to your own toachli beings sort Into thin world by God to fill nil Ills will roniombor this ntlll nsk yourselves what you aro 110lng Your whole lIfo Is devoted to prench hug maintaining and siireadlng among mon a teaching which you say was 10 vealoil to you by God HlniRolf and Is therefore tho only one that Is trllo and brings redemption It what then consists this ono trllo and redeeming doctrine that y preach To whichever ono of the ocalled Christian Churches y may belong you acknowledge thnt your teaching Is quite accurately ox pressed in the articles of belief for mutated attho Council of NIoaoa years ago Thoso artlclos of h01l0f are as follows First There Is a God the Fathor the lirst person of a Trinity whi has created the sky and earth and nil the angels who live In tho sky Second There Is only ono Son of God the Father not created but born the second person of the Trinity Through this Son the world was made Third This Son to save peoJlle from sin and donth by which the were all punished for the dlsobed ence of olr forofathor Adam came down to the earth was made flesh hy the Holy Ghost and the Virgin Mar and became a man Fourth This Son was crucified for the sins of men Fifth Ho suffered and was buVIoi and rose on tim third day as had IHen foretold In Hebrew hooks mow Sixth Having gone up Into the sk the Son seated himself at his Father right side- Seventh This Son of God will In k due time come again to the earth to judge the living and the dead Eighth There Is a Holy Ghost tho third person of the Trinity who Is equal to the Father and who spot through the prophets Ninth held by some of the largest Churches There Is one holy Infalllbl I Church or more exactly the Church to which he who nmkosltho confesalo l belongs is held to bo unique holy InfnlJ 1ell n Churches There exists a sacrament tf1ofbaptism by means of which tho power of the Holy Ghost Is comniun cated to thoso who aro baptized t Eleventh At the second coming of vM N Christ the souls of the dead will re enter their bodies and theso bodle vwill he Immortal and- TwelftlmAftor the second comity the just will have eternal life In para disc on a new earth under a now sky ii and sinners will 1avo eternal life In the torments of hell Not to speak of things taught bj some of your largest Churches tit Roman Catholic nail RussoGreoU Or thodox such as the belief In saints and In good effects of bowing to their bodily remains and to represen tattoos of them as well as of Jesus and the mother of Godthe above twelve points embrace the fundament al positions of that truth which r say has been revealed to you by God himself for redemption of man Some of you preacch these doctrines simply as they are expressed others try to give thorn an allegorical moan hug more or loss in accord with pres cnt lay knowledge and common sense but you all alike are bound to confess and do confess these state tents to be the exact expression of that unique truth which God himself has revealed to you and which you I preach to men for their salvation Very well You have had one truth capable of saving mankind re vealed to you by God himself It is natural for men to strive towards truth and when it is clearly presented ytothem they are always glad to ac acept it and bo guided by It I therefore to Impart this say ing truth revealed to you by God him rw self It would seem sutnclont plainly and simply verbally and through the fir Press to communicate It with reason mule persuasion to thoso capable of c recolvlngltDut have you preached this truth From time a society calling ratis Itself the Church was formed your predecessors taught this truth chiefly by violence They laid down tho truth and punished those who did not accept it This method which was evidently not suited to Its purpose came In course of tlmeto bo loss and less employed and is now of all tho Christian Churches used I think only In Russia Another means was through exter ii nal notion on peoples feellngab Holunmlty of setting pictures mUlllc even dramatic performances and orn torlcal art In time thin method nllo came to be less used In Protcstn countries except tho orators artIt Is now but little used all the strength of the clergy Is now directed to a third and most IOW nrful method which has always been used and is now with snore special Jealousy retained by tho clergy In their own lands This method Is tllnt of Instilling Church doctrine Into peo plo who are not In a position to jlldgo of what Is given them for Instant lido qnlto uneducated working Ieople who have no time for thought antI chiefly Into children who accept Inl1ls crlmlnatoly what Is Imparted to them and on whoso minds It remains Iler manontly Impressed So that In our day your chief method of Imparting to men truth God has revealed to consists In teaching this truth to uneducated adults and to children who do not reason but who accept everything This teacchlng generally begins with what Is called Scripture HIstory that Is to say with selected passages from tho Bible tho Hebrew hooks of tho Old Testament which acccor Ing to your teaching are the work of the Holy Ghost and aro thereto not only unquestionably true but also holy From this history your pupil draws his first notions of the world of the life of man of good and ovn mil of God This Scripture History begins with n decrlptlon of how God the everUi ing created the sky and tho earth jOOO years ago out of nothing how he afterwards created beasts fishes darts and finally man Adam and dams wife who was mado of one of Vdams ribs Then It describes how earing less the man and his wife diould eat an apple which had the magic quality of giving knowledge forbade them to eat that apple how notwithstanding this prohibition the first peoplo ate the apple am rune therefore expelled from Para Use and how all their descendant moro therefore cursed and the earth was cursed also so that since hen It has produced weeds Then tho lIfo of Adams descendants Is des irlbed how they became so pervert odthal God not only drowned them all lint drowned all the animals with them and left alive only Noah ands family and tho animals he tool nto tho ark Then It Is described how God chose Abraham alone of all ple andjriade an agreement with bu- rnjciitvasthatAbrahan a bL give am a numerous progeny and to patronize him and all his cendants performed on their behalf most unnatural actions called miracles and most terrible cruelties So that tho whole of this history ex iting certain stories which are sometimes naive as the visit of God wltlt two angels to Abraham the mar rlngo of Isaac and others and are omctlmos Innocent but are often oral as the swindles of Gods favor lle Jacob tho cruelties of Samson 1and tho cunning of Josephthew- holo of this history from the plagues loses called down upon the Egyp tlanA and the murder by an angel a1l their firstborn to the fire that de atroed 250 conspirators and the tumbling Into ground of Korah athan and Ablram and the destruction of 14700 men In a few minutes and on to the sawing In pieces of enemies with saws and the execution the priests who did not agree with- him by Elijah who rode up Into the- ysl and to the story of Ellsha who irsed the boys that laughed at him- so that they were torn In pieces and eaton by two lmearsall this hlstor a series of miraculous occurrences and of terrible crimes committed tho Hebrew people by their leaders and by God himself Your teaching of the New resta mont consists not In Its moral teach InFnot In Sermon on the Mount hilt In conformity of tho Gospels with the stories of the Old Testament tho fulfillment ofprophecles and in miracles the movement of a star lIonr1I from sky talk with tho devil tho turning of water Into wine Liking on the water healings calling tlOople hack to life and finally the atirroctlon of Jesus Himself and flying up Into the sky If nil these stories both from the- Old and New Testaments were taught as a series of fairytales even then irdly any teacher would decide toll thom to children and adults he deslrml to enlighten But these tales aro Imaprted to people unable to reason as though they were the most istworthy description of the world- and Us laws as If they gave the truest Formation about the lives of those lived in former times of what IIhonlc be considered good and evil of the existence and nature of and of duties of man People talk of harmful books But Is there In Christendom a book that- hns done more harm to mankind than thlR terrible book called Bcrlplu History from tho Old and Now Tstn ments And nil tho men and women of Christendom have to pn through a course of this Scripture JIIk tory during their childhood and thh same history also taught to Igtlor nut adults as tho first and most eRsen tlnl foundation of knowledgeas tho one eternal truth of God You cannot Introduce n foreign sllh stance Into n living organism with out the organists suffering anti Romo times perishing from Us efforts to riel Itself of this foreign substance What terrible evil to a mans mind then result from this rendering of tho teaching of the Old and New Testa ments foreign alike to present da knowledge to common sense and to moral feeling and Instilled Into him at n tlmo when ho Is unable to but accepts all that Is given jllligoI Every man comes Into tho with consciousness of his on a mysterious ll powerful SOllrco which has given him life and con sclousncss of his equality with all men the equality of all men with one another a desire to love nnd loved and consciousness of need of striving towards perfection Dllt what do you instill into him Instead of tho mysterious Source of which ho thinks with reverence tell him of an angry unjust God who executes and torments people Instead of the equality of all men which tho child and tho simple men recognize with all their being you tol1 them that not only people but nations are unequal that some of them are loved and others are not loved by God and that some peoplo are calle by God to rule others to submit Instead of that wish to lovo and to bo loved which forms the stronger desire In the soul of every unporverte man you teach him that revolt Lions between men can only bo based on violence on threats on executions and you tell him that judicial and military murders are committed not only with the sanction but at thu coiu mand of God In place of need of selfgovern bent you tell him that mans salva lion lies in belief in the Redemption and that by Improving himself by his own powers without the aid df pray erS sacraments and belief In the demption man is guilty of sinfu pride and that for his salvation mum must trust not his own reason but to the commands of the church and nest do what she decrees- It Is terrible to think of the perver lion of thought and feeling p educed In the soul of a child or an t Oran a e rmwr of ones last resocjto a essar arid to ask forgiven s of a man one has oltendedIAll this is now forgotten aPd carded It Is now all replajced yarning by rote tho catechism the tune composition of the Trinity rayers before lessons and prayers for teachers and for tho Czar etc So within my recollection the people hae grown ever religiously coarser One partmost of women re rain as superstitious as they were six hundred years ago but without that Christian spirit which formerly ermeated their lives tho other part which knows the catechism by heart are absolute atheists And all this is onsclously brought about by tho clergy But that applies to Russia Is wbat Western EuropeansCatholics and Protestants will say But I link that same if not worse Is appening in Catholicism with its prohibition of tho Gospels and its otreDames and in Protestantism with its holy idleness on Sabbath day and Its blbliolatry I think In one form or another It is the same throughout tho quasiChristian world One may utter words that havo no use but one cannot believe what framed these dogmas could believe In them but you can no longer do If you say you have faith in them you say so only because you use the word faith in one sense while you allllly It to another One meaning o- fthevord faith refers to a relation adopted by man toward God which ables him to define tho meaning of his whole life and guides all his scious actions Another meaning the word faith Is tho credulous ac iptance of assertions made by n certain person or persons wellknown preacher Pore don in the introduction to his Vie dr Iesus Christ announces that ho bo lIoves not in some allegorical sense but plainly without explanations that Christ having risen was carried up Into the sky and sits there at the- right hand of his father An Illiterate Samar peasant of my qualntance In reply to the question ether ho believed In God simply and firmly replied as his priest told- mo No sinner that I am I dont be- 1I0ve Ihs disbelief In God thopens- ant explained by saying that ono could not live as ho was living If one ieved In God ono scolds and i onlldlnnlldo Mich things If ono bcHovoN In God rIPcro Dillon nfllrmn that he has faith both In God nnd In tho ngcoiiHlon of Jesus while till Samar peasant sa11 ho does not bedlovo In since he does not obey Ills coninmndmontB Evidently Pcro Dldon not Ion know what faith Is and only says ho believes whllo tho Samn tmallant knows what faith Is and though hoi says he not bollovo In God rla1ly believes In him In tine very way thnt Is true faith hear usual reply What will become of men If they tense to he1l0l church doctrines Will things not bo worse than they nro now What will happen If the people of Christendom cense to believe In church doctrine result will ho that not tho Hebrew legends alono hilt tho religious wisdom of the orlcl will become accessible anti Intolllglli to them Peoplo will grow up lIe velop with unperverted undcrstnn lings nnd feelings Having a teaching accepted credulously Ileo plo will order their relation towards God reasonably In conformity with their knowledge and will recognl the moral obligations that flow from that relation But will not the results bo worse If the church doctrine Is not true how can it be worse for men not to have falsehood preached to them ns truth especially in a way so unfair as Is now adopted for tho purpose But some people say the mon folk are coarse and nncducatei and what we educated people do not require may yet bo useful and oven Indispensable for masses If all men aro made alike then must travel ono and tho same path from darkness to light from ignorant to knowledge from falsehood to truth You have travelled that road and have attained consciousness unreliability of the belief In which you were trained By what will yoi heck others from making tho sami advance You say that though you do not need such food It Is needed by tho passes But no wise man undertake to decide tho physical food nnothc oust eat how then can it bo decided and who can decide what spiritual ood the masses of tho peoplo must rave The fact that you notice among the people a demand for this doctrlno In no way proves that the demand ought to bo supplied There exists a 110 nand for intoxicants and tobacco yet worse demands And 1 that you yourselves by omplex methods of hynotlsatlon voice this very demand by ox itence of which you try to justify our own occupation Only cease te yoke the demand anti it will not Ist for as in your own case so with veryono else there can bo no domain for lies hat all men have moved and still move from darkness to light and you who stand nearer to tho light hould try to make it accessible tc timers and not to hide it from them But I hear a last objection will tho result not be worse If woodn atcd moral men who deslro to do good to the peopleabandon our posts because of the doubts that have risen in our souls and let our places be taken by coarse Immoral men In Iffercnt to tho peoples good Undoubtedly tho abandonment of the clerical profession by tho best men will have effect that tho ccclcslas tical business passing into coarse moral hands will moro and more dls Inte rate and oxposo its own falsity anll harmfulness But tho result will not he worse for tho disintegration of cclcslastical establishments Is now going on and Is ono of the means by which peoplo are being liberated And lereforo tho quicker this cmnnclpn tlon is accomplished by enlightened anll good rush abandoning clerical rofcsslon tho better It will bo And so tho greater the nmnber of cnllght enell and good men who leave the clerical profession better I know that many of you aro cumbered with families or arcdopon ilent on parents who require you to follow the course you have begun know how difficult It is to abandon post that brings honor or wealth oven gives a competence and enables you and your families to continue life to which you aro accustomed and know how painful It Is to go against relatives ono loves But anything Is botter than to do what destroys your own soul and injures your fellow men Therefore tho sooner and more finitely you repent of your sin and cease your activity tho better It wlf- bo not only for others but for your Is what I=standing now the brink of my grave and clearly Ing tho chief source of human Ills wished to say to you and to say not In order to expose or condemn 1blltln order to 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