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Digital page images are linked to the text file. 1w ray l1f EigT AAtk SMaltt rrLaDOj UEA88 BLADEWE AIM TO OUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH VOLUME XV NUMBER 49 LEXINGTON KY MARCH 17 1907PUBLISHED WEEKLY rso A YEAR IN ADVANCE HAP PiISS7E WITHOUT kEALTH One of the Gems that Camefljcmi the Pen of of Our Former Editors ring the More Recent Yet pf His Active NO ENEMY OF THE RIO JIr NOR MALICE jARD THEM By C C MOOItEan immense amount of money in a vain mid unphilosophlc search for nmlforllivoIfwould not know whether to call mo a Wmh probably just as they do poor man who daily labors on a fnrmif J hail their money There was a tnmblofamousmc pay giving my not know myself write on SlInllaJ was not happy then m I nm now comlitiolllittlemane necessities of lifo mound mo and some imblllllng this paper and hy fire with jf securityThetleybeautifulsatisfied with his wifemore thoroughly run very costly educations and we and thrin I We all infamily am are layc been hospitable nlui have traveled good healthand have VM t0 best wages to those This little paper is the idol of my in our employ and I do ifot regret any life but if it were necessary for me toor j for we hue dote what we he hat00 to keep it rom suspending Hcved was right and have nil lived moral forever I could not do it I am somo and industrious lives I am in my 08th times unhappy generally growing out year i nm more and snore nil the time of discouragements in connection with confirmed in my Infidelity and am this paper but the greater part of tile morc and more convinced that the only time I think am happier that tho to bo happy is to try to mako average man toil us write this I others happy and that neither wealth am free from any pain of body ornor poverty have may bearing whatever minda thing that fow if any nailon our happiness I have no sympathy hCltowcl1II nm surrounded by three men with upon Itockfellcr because he is rich by an aggregate wealth of 100000000 men who would take every dollar of his L have no moro envy for them than wealth if they could by any means they late of me I would no more fair or foul but I do not believe that exchange conditions with them tlmn Rockefeller is today as happy a man as they would with mo Itun mid I doubt if I nm ns happy I feel no disposition to deprive c iV the well paid and wellfedNegro labor of them of a dollar of their money ors with whom jend my educated I believe they are just as honest farmer son worked every day as I nm If any of them should meet i believe there is no greater or com mo on tho road this morning neither moner error than tho envy of the rich ofus would know tho other In their by poor these rich men pay the little social dealings with my family nighcst prim to tho hundreds of labor they have been kind and in their hUIers ill their employ and get the smallest mess dealings have been just as honest returns for their money A man ranted with us as wo have been with them Pcnniston a New York City actor and 0So far as I know they lave just ns 8Ui00n keeper won a half a million much right to what they have as I dollars in the Havana lottery He mate have to what I have or jtot and nld bought a splendid house and farm as their neighbors and u citizen would In sight of niy little home Quakcracro defend their rights to their property it was a handsome house that was built just as would a poor neighbors right jy lny assassinated cousin Carter to his property I think my rich neighbors foolishly Continued on Page Four IrirI J r If to tr ONE OF NATURES GREATESTMIRACLES When Mrs Josephine K Henry Came From the Cosmic Pottery she was the Finest and best ofall Specimens v ARMSTRONGS OPINION OF THE BRAVE KENTUCKY WOMAN llv JAMES ARMSTRONG To the llIadelX- otwithstllllding the practise Nature has had for millions of years in the manufacture of men and women it not often that she turns out a first class piece of work This may happen because Nature is a woman she and has a pious husband Jehovah perhaps who spoiled her work by bossing her In my opinion it happens because nat ore is Unconscious godless and thus working like a machine turns out for the most part a low grade of work Christian husbands by the millions anti just as many foolish women who are willingly their chattels Once in n while however Nature urns out good job Site didnt do no bad when site made Giordano Bruno whom the church usedas kindling rather than let him go to waste altogether Voltaire was a fine achievement and so was Paine and Ingersoll and Moore the man whom Kentucky Christians sent to the penitent dry because they did not know A 1 f1 tiNaturd I did pretty well when she made these men but they are not her highest claim to the distinction of miracleworker She ought to turn out a triple X brand of masculinity without half trying for man has been her spoilt child through all the ages and it seems there ought to be at least a dozen Shakcspcares instead of one This pens perhaps because Nature now and then makes a great woman and is so elated over the performance that she works indifferently for a long time afterwards Josephine llenryis ns fine a speci men of workmanship or rather work manship ns was ever turned out of the cosmic pottery She is a genius and that is ns much as can bo said of a man and more than cur be said of the most of women havent a good opin ion of the majority of women because they have such a poor opinion of them selves In fret in this respect they are no better than the most of They are afraid to let go of the old superstitions afraid to give up their bosses the women their husbands the then their employers Mrs Henry is not afraid of gods and to judge from her little book on mar riage divorce she is not afraid of the met How ninny men she says who stand at the marriage alter with a bride as pure us ice and as chaste as snow and who would cast her away if she were not are pure nod chaste themselves How ninny How ninny after five ten or twenty years of life are as pure to their marriage vows as their wives who have borne the pIIngof maternity and lived lives of selfsacrifice How many Let them answer for themselves How many men cling to drunken and unchaste wives t Not tinny How many wives live lives of mental torture with drunken and unchaste husbands t Marriage tend Divorce page 22 Again In nminal kindom we find no male attempting to rule the female untill we come to tho animal whom evolution nuts developed into a theologian Poe Then again on same page If Christianity would make good its boast that its influence alone has elevat led and tone justice to women let it call a halt on trying to save soul of tho mild moral gentle peaceful orient als and right the wlongof women in Christian homes upon whose loyality its very existence depends Loyalty Not only the one great curse of women but of met ns well Shakespeare knew this was doubtless thinking of it when ho said unto thine l J t lJ oVu self be true and it will follow as night and day thou canst not then be bet false to any man But loyalty is tlu only hope of theological andbooz ological man It is the mortar and hair to the wall of his lust ead and religion egoismiihat theologian is why I think nature is unconscious doesnt know what she is doing on anti nothing is more marvelous to me than that the same cosmic machine should have John Calvin anti Josephine K Henry The goodness and greatness of latter is compensation perhaps fur the meanness and littleness of the fopner How strange it seems that the same forces created the murderer of Servctiw should also have made the author of Marriage and Divorce and therein is found I think the strongest instance of universal godlessness A good god would certainly not have node Calvin ntda bad god would not have made 11rs Henry and since there is only ota god not counting the IIolr Cast aim the son the chan Iftel un ttgSne which the t call loyaltyl There are sixty good pages of good reading matter in Marriage and Divorce It will stand reading twice and there is n part of one paragraph on page 38 which might well he memorized Woman should demand that finan cial independence lie conceded to them as wives and mothers or that they placed in n condition to render them selves economically independent I do not agree with Mrs Henry when she says woman should lave the ballot and it is because I do not believe should have it What we need both men and women more than nil else is that with which Mrs Henry is so richly endowed commonsense and the courage to use it for honest people to vote since thieves are certain to count the ballots MORE SAVIORS THAN EVER Records Prove that Jehovah Fibbed to Abraham Isaac and Jacob When Making Promises JESUSES NUMBER ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTYSIX By GEORGE VALE In the made of February 10th Mr E Lewis has again attempted to show to us that by beginning at the time of supposed birth of Jesus and tracing the line backward to his ancestors ho can prove that tho said Jesus is a myth anti this lie assures us is his natural method of proeeedurc viz to use the myth socalled to prove that his nnces lived at times other than those that history records thought he again sures us that those ancestors were real historical characters and ho further tells us that he made his former state meats without mature thought though he wrote then that they were correct anti ever tells us that he expected at the time to convince till close readers o the Blade and Bible hut now he confesses that he made a mistake lint not daunted tries again so probably we may expect to see in n few weeks an other confession that he has tailed to give us the ntcs If it be natural for Mr Lewis to use a myth a genuine Continued on Pago Four FREE SPEECH LEAGUE TO THE RESCUE Pious Moralists Cause the Arrest of Physical Culture Magazine Editor in New York and a Test Case is to be Made by r the League i SUMMARY OF THE LAW- POINTS IN CONTROVERSY a Bernarr Mocfadden has been again ar rested for obscenity This time it for sending his magazine Physical Cul tore through the mail The offending matter was those portions of serial story Growing to Manhood in ized t Society which appeared in the November December and January nun hers of this publication Free Speech League has secured Mr Macaddens consent to make his a test case to be taken to the Supreme Court of the United States on constitu tionul questions never heretofore raised contention of the Free Speech league be upheld it will forever abolish all present obscenity laws probably make it impossible to enact any similar laws in so fill as they relate to circulation of literature among adults Macfaddens case will be argued in U S District Court Trenton N J March 20th and no doubt will be ap pealed no matter which way decided UUnder a recent statute tho govern mcnt can appeal on questions of law in criminal cases Free Speech rf n llItfit tdollars that will be necessity to mcK thus a fight to the s should sent to Dr B F Treas nrer Lexington Ave New Yor 6inCity Jhe following summary prepared by Theodore Schroeder attorney for theI Free Speech League briefly recites the new points to be raised in this test case Statement of Contention The postal laws against obscene literIntnrc unconstitutional for each ofI till following reasons Congress having express power to establish post offices and post roads it also has implied power to pass nl laws necessary proper for execution of the power to establish iws ofliees mil post roads The right t create a postal system implies the to determine the grbss physical charac tertistics of that which shall be carried or excluded It has been decided that Congress also has the power to preclude the use of the mails as an essential ele meat in till commission of a crime oth erwise commitable and over which Con gress has jurisdiction such as a fraud gambling witnin the geographical limits of its power Hilt it is now claim ed that the power of Congress is ited to the use of means which are direct mode of executing the power to establish post ofliees and post mats cannot be under tne pretense of reg elating the mails accomplish objects which the Constitution does not com unit to the care of Congress under the pretext of regulating nails to trol the psychosexual condition of pos till patrons A differential test of mall matter based upon the opinions trans omitted through mail or the psy chologic tendencies of such opinions up on the addressee of the mails or a ferent test case upon an idea which s not actually transmitted is only suggested by one that is transmited beats no conceivable relation to tho es tablishment of post ollleos or post roads for transmission of physical mat tel only and not thought waves nor telepathic messages It follows that Congress has not the implied power toi make such n regulation 2 Our Constitution precludes punishment of mere psychological crimes Tho creation of crimes which are based only upon ideas such as constructive treason witchcraft and heresy either ligious or ethical such as were one penalized are now prohibited doctrine is fundamental in English an American law thut thero can be no con structive offences All punishable crimes must be based upon an imincnt physical or material or other donor strable and ascertained injury to some Aii Psychologic postal crimes are jabsurd Tim present postal law against obscene literature does not predicate crime upon any actual injury but solely upon a speculation as to the problema tical psychological tendency upon a hypothetical person of that which is sent through the moils Congress has to power to predicate crime upon such factors 3 The postal laws against obscene literature is volt under the constitut ion which guarantees the right of freedom o speccn and press in this that it is the artificial legislative dist ruction of equality or creation of equalities of opportunity for dis lf semination of ideas of confliction tend racy Freedom of press is abridged j whenever there is not equlity of free dom in the production distribution printed ideas The statute furnishes no standard of test by which to differentiate whatc JbecllusoIInU =ccived qualities of a book but are sole ly anti exclusively condition or elect the reading mind This is evidenced the result that it has been and nl ways will1m impossible to state a den nition or test of obscenity in terms of the qualities of a hookor such a one that solely by applying the test to any given hook accuracy anti uniformity of result must follow no matter who tip plies the test nor such that any man Itknow in advance of n trial and verdict solely from reading stat a ute what the verdict must be as to f IIgiven book upon n hypothetical reader lTheir verdict is therefore not according 1lOnlingjudiees or varying personal experiences anti different degrees of sexual hyper 1Ijury in inch ease and minding upon no other court or jury not according to fjany general law or uniform rule One of the reasons underlying this uncer g taint is the fret that obscenity is not a quality inherent in a book or picture but solely and exclusively a 1contribution of the rending mind and hence cannot he defined in terns of the qualities of a book or picture 5 The first result of this uncertainty tis that the statute of Congress Herein involved creates no certain or general rule of conduct for till guidance of citi zens anti does not enable them to know if their proposed act is in t Iolafthan of law and therefore every cndict went under said statute is without duo process of law The second result of this uncer taint is that every indictment under said statute is always according to an ex post facto law or standard of judg emeat specially created y the court or IJthings cannot be known at the time the J alleged act was committed nor before tthe rendition of a verdict thereon be ti t Continued on Page Four J jIt THE BLUE GRASS BLADE ES Published at Lexington Kentucky Every Sunday Founded 1884 and edited by Charles Chilton Moore up his 0 death February 7 JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher SUBSCRIPTION RATESIBy Wall postpaid 150 per year Trial subscription cents per month All foreign subscription postpaid 200 per i Five now subscribers sent with one cenrIper year each ADVERTISING RATES ALL ADVERTISEMENTS of whatsoever character cepted will be published at the rate of 100 aC1 Inch per month unless by special contract other and better rates will be quoted upon applica Hon The publishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of tho term for which the sub- scrIption has been paid up In advance The address slip on the paper will show subscribers the date of expiration of subscription Back numbers or numbers omitted will be sent If asked for upon renewal In case of discontinuance MAKE ALL money orders drafts checks eetc payable to JAMES E HUGHES Lexington Ky as this will facilitate collection SHOULD ANY SUBSCRIBER change his or her address advise this once giving both old and new and the Blade will be sent to the new address a desired TIlE OFFICE of publication of the Blade Is at I2fi12 North Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky to which all Freethinkers will be given a hearty welcome TIlE BLADE Is entered at the Postofllce at Lexin to Kentucky as second class mailing matter ADDRESS ALT COMMUTATIONS TO THE BLUE- GRASSf BLADE P Box 393 Lexington Ky Think freely Heason must triumph Faith travels lit half fnroiII von is a conception of barbnrisnij r Worry brings gray hairs and wrinkles floral The orthodox hell is something more than moonshine White collars mill froek coats dont make the wearer a man A cheerful disposition will save botlr mcdicine i and doctors r nfe is always worfntfJivlhg its value d ponds upon how we live it Christian charity seems us impossible as per petual motion to discover The man who says lie will be guided by the voice of conscience may be listening toa phone graphic record of his own csiresI t Those doctors who discovered that the human soul weighs just one ounce should remember that their experiments were made in Boston Sonic people miss opportunity when it knocks because they havent enough push about them to gut through an open door a Human life is always a dull grind to the iuu who thinks only of his own grist and forgets tint the world is full of men and womena Whuii a man or woman cannot learn they have preachYa As the Russian Uoiinm may have souse practical knowledge as to its own business it might hand the Czar one of Jeromes hypothetical questions from the Thaw ease Itjt is impossible for the Blade to believe that tIll earth is going to collide with a comet as predict trustsiJIt1j k thewki man so as man r sists upon forging new ones and thus continue J his mental slavery The man who is indifferent the man who does not care the man who dues not think or reason the man who refuses to holdout a helping hand to a brother in distress is an obstruction in the path of development Bgston medicos have extended aid and encour agement to the orothdox clergy by claiming have weighed the soul with scientific precision std accuracy The question still remains as to what they actually weighed und the poise of the scales r L When the women get down to work they arc as d unlike the men as they can possibly be for they rnuvel go at things in a halfhearted sort of way opinion is based upon the activity of the p California women whoso recent articles in the Blade show them tp be made of the right kind of material to go at things in a deliberate manner with the intention of winning or knowing the rea son wily rJust a word about the proposed Memorial hook of our late editor Charles C Moore It will take five hundred subscriptions to justify the publica tion of the book So for we have a little less than two hundred subscriptions made to it Under the circumstances wo do not feel justified in ranking a positive announcement but as the lists are still open wo trust his friends will make it possible to perpetuate his memory in the manner suggested n Give told take is a manly motto It is not ap plicable to prize fighting alone It can be applied to nil classes all sects and denominations The Christina way is subversive of that rule Ihey dwnnt to take heaven unto themselves alone and anxious only that hell should bo given to the other fellow To be generous they should offer the best they have to their friends and neighbors The true Christian wants the best for himsolf and to hell with both friends and neighbors so long as ho is satisfied r Earth is but a desert drear Heaven is my home I am but n stranger hares Heaven is my home When a man gets religion strong enough that he ciin sing the above lines believing ho is ready and fit for a lotacz t It is that kind of 10111nIt is natural for sonic people to think that their daily tasks are just a little bit harder thou for some other but they are not If we could stand whore others do and feel as others feel we would often he thankful thnt our lots have boon cast in such pleasant places If your life is not a happy ono make it so The road to happiness is before you and it is your own fault if you do not take it This roaLis open to all of lifes travelers WOMAN SUFFRAGE IN ENGLAND Should woman be given the ballot 11cs Forty if she wants them und anything else she mav ask for Wnsit not Ingersoll who said that a woman has every right that a man can have and one more the right to be protected Granting the truth ol his argument then the women of England lice d protection from the political taskmasters of Eng land from their statesmen sail their parliament The British House of Commons overlooked a bet when it refused to grant the ballot to English Vro mOll and1 as quit al the tt Omeq got tcry Tt a lummy twentyol names were i ro billewas asserted that the women did not actually Cjare to vote and still preferred to hug their chains lugging chains is nil yen well provided they be of gold and the other fellow gnu be hauled the lead end but it is the latter end that the women are holding in almost every civilized country Should woman be granted the right of the ale toral franchise upon an equality with Woof differ aces of the opinion in the family circle might lead to disastrous results In many cases the wo Ulan might be induced to vote as her husband d i rects for Tennyson assures that as the husband is the wife is All that may be true but probably preIslUuodtheir husbands and thou trouble would be sure to follow If she voted at his direction it would sin- ply result in plural voting but tho other en would be sure to create a rough house As neither cotitempliitte cated There can be no doubt but many women could vote just us intoligontly as many men The Itmnjor i ty of the women would not Woman suffrage once prevailing in Lexington upon educational but the experiment simply put the Board of edu cation into the hinds of the negro clement in th respectable white women could not be induced to stand crowding about the polls all day waiting for ullJealIvolleys of a t SOUL T INKERS Down upon thy knees thou base and inglorious materialist What Wettest thus of the Cosmos thou wretch ed aspiring pigmy of doubt Turn thy searching gaze towards the city of haled beans and find that thy arguments have itIFnncy though that an immaterial soul could be weighed upon a material pair of settles and its precise weight accurately determined Having gone so fur into tho realm of psychology us to b e able to describe the souls weight at the lentil of the individual the next step ought to bo to detcr mine its weight at is enters the body at birth If the soul can exist separate and apart from the body its this separation at lentil implies then it could have existed without the body for all time did exist without the body before the body wits made and we are now compelled to figure upon the necessity for the body under any condition or circumstances If it is argued that the soul L needed the hoclns an aid to development a chSVfre is at once preferred against the Creator o making imperfect souls that require development and how can imperfection como from that which is perfection deified This attempt to assist the orthodox faith now rapidly declining is much like the little boy who put his punts on one morning hindsidc to and wns unable to tell whether he was going home or going to school It seems to us that the first thing to do would have been to demonstrate that there in such a thing as the soul before speculating upon its supposed specfic gravity As matter alone possesses specific gravity we are now led to the assumption that the soul is matter As matter- is subject to change and variation in chemical combination the soul is tot the slime today as it was yesterday and will be different again tomor row Such arguments utterly destroys the cso retie spirituality and essencelike substance of the soilso long held by Christians and reduces the soul to a materialistic plane Some gratification may be found in the fact that it was the soul of a Bostonesc that weighed only half an ounce Judged according to the standards of hospitality and generous impulses the soul of a Kcntuckian should weigh a pound or more If manliness courage independence and fearless thought manifested by the individual while living is to be determined by a pair of scales after death according to this Boston fashion Boston will re gret the day the experiment was ever inade on her soil We have heard of soulsavers lint this is the first time we have ever rend of professional soul weighers Such n fandango could not have emanated from any other place outside of Boston The next step will be to determine the souls extension its color and compositionIAfter all ve are brought by the cool suggestion that the souls weight hut a mere conjecture None of these Boston Doc hnlflfinthou when still living by a scale test it is simpl assumed that this accounts for the weight of what might bo called a soul It has been said that what goes up is sure to come down Time law of gravitation determines this If the soul exists and if the s specific gravity however slight in degree it Is practically chained fo Mother Earth and is ii capable of soaring into tho clouds in search ot tht Christian heaven There may be such a thing as seeking a business advertisement from wide publicity given these socalled experiments The Blade docs n uiis charge that such is the case but doctors who slit to their pills are in a better position to aid a feting people than those who spend their time trying to male immateriality into material things Granting that there is even the slightest truth tJso uuiaa fl3 reTli6o tl CusCliI incuts the Christian world will be compelled it 0 surrender its preconceived notions concerning the rotil The Blade can offer no serious objection to the feet that it requires an apothecarys scale to determine the weight of the sun niter it has got through with the holy but it may mean that the Almighty will have to appoint u new oflicial in the shape of an Inspector of weights and measures whose duty it will be to push us on a pair of scales when we get beyond the Styx Of course there ar souls and souls The soul of a genuine orthodox oldfashioned hellfire and brimstone preacher might occupy the interior ofa mustard seed aiid still rattle around as if complete master of infinite space but the soulof nn honest man would weigh more and would naturally require snore room 4 a THE MOORE MEMORIAL BOOK For the past few months the Blade has beta nt 1111d0 e choicest writings that tonne from his pen during his earlier career us editor of the Blade with which ninny of our present readers are unfamiliar So far the responses made to the call for subscriptions are not enough to justify its publication and we have conceived the idea of reproducing one of his old articles in order that sonic of our render may learn what to expects The article en tiled What constitutes Human Happiness was written by Mr Moore some year- ut ago It was among the best that conic from hi magnificent brain It is well worth reading again und we trunt that it may provo sufTlcioiitly inter sting to induce further subscriptions to the hook that it any be published during the summer of 1907INo better plan could be conceived to perpetuate his memory thun the suggested book One trouble with many Liberals is that they do not manifest a sufficiont appreciation for the efforts of those who make great selfsacrifice to keep tho cause of mental liberty alive and active No man lid more suffered mOl worked more than did tho former editor of this paper and we owe to him and to his family to establish an imperishable monument to him by the publication of this heal Shall we do it r BIBLE READING IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 1Gulyof our readers have sent ins newspaper clippings from different parts of the country centralized upon the introduction of the Bible in the public schools in those states whore the Bible lots oat heretofore beta used with secular instrue lion while in Oklahoma they have succeeded securing a clause in the now constitution provid lug that the Bible shall be read in the schools without comment J1ll lIe periodical onslaughts upon the public schools of America must be mot with unrclaxing energy or in the course of a few years they will lie made a part mid parcel of the Christian hicr public that differences in opinion concerning the I t archy although supported by a general tax upon fall the people and tho rights of unbelievers in the orthodox Christian faith will be trampled upon ignored and ruthlessly dealt with 1Yc lound through experience with the Liberal reading ot the Bible in our common public schools are by no means very scarce A great deal has ooon shut upon oolh sides and the apparent eur neatness with jyluch the opposing sides adhere to nell opinions entitles them to the respect and con suitration of all thinking people Aiauy people omsiue rite pule of church influences together with tliooc of pronounced i reothought ideas are umiiii mouslj agreed upon the impropriety of giving re ugioiis instruction us such within the iota walls 01 tint little red schoolliouse but it is evident that nil art not thoroughly agreed as to whether the liiblu Hliould or should not be prohibited altogether iiom ihose institutions of learning it is not very strange that uiltercnccs ot opinion oven upon such a question as tins should exist amoung Freethink ers or inucou upon any subject lor it is impossible ior all to think sake and these differences may bo stud to have arisen irom the very principles undcr mglUl our philosophies the right to the exercise turn use ot individual iVoothought Every phase and condition of thought commenced with the iu cut untiit At lint it Inuls favor only amoung the tutu and moots with tHe opposition the many As it becomes more widloy known it receives au extended indorsement and eventually meets with publiu favor Thus it is that public moidoti altered and transformed from ge11L 10 generation llio Freethinker however clearly recoguixing that every individual owes a duty to society by stimulating and encouraging individual irco thought has endeavored to faithfully dis charge this duty and conscientiously followed the punt whereon the truth should load him as he sacs it fur himsolf Thou it is not strange that differences of opinion should exist among them whoa all cannot think alike surrounded by conditions dif crent ffoth in character and nature and still adhcr ing hint right inherent to all uUluldu the right 01 individual free thought Having clearly shown that differences of opiu ion uijty arise and the proable cause of their exist once fliore is no need for surprise that Freethink sors disagree any given subject and in this respectsuffiuiott reasons may be found for the urgauixucmlll ually for the advaneomont of their opinion rather thou take an active part in organized effort There no doubt that a large majority of Freethinkers indeed navy who arc not professedly suon pubfmore our raiiks art inclined to a toleration in that di rcctioL The latter class miai lined to favor the riV 1tV nurpl U any coliimerit upon the passages rood being made by that teacher The idea entertained by thom is that it is necessary for ion individual to have a thorough knowledge of the Bible before he can ethic conscientiously believe it or reject it A great dual may bo said in favor of this proposi lion for in very truth a person should possess a thorough knowledge of all the Bible teaches be furs he gnu honestly believe it and the same rule applies also to the unbeliever Without this knowl edge the ono accepts and the other rejects that which they have never examined so that both are extremely culpable mid might say unworthy of credit If neither possesses a thorough knowledge of the subject then neither eau their belief or unbelief in tiny souse be justified A person cannot honestly affirm that of which he has no knowledge nor eau ho for the same reasons deny 1or honestly reject Seeing then that a knowledge of the Bible is necessary to justify either course it is claimed by some that no injury would arsso from a careful reading of the Bible literature in our public schols The question arises here what is meant bra canful rending If it menus to select such purls only as ore considered fit for a child to read and to eliminate from the lessons altogether those of an opposite character then the careful reading becomes too careful and would have a decided tendency toward evil for even under such a sys j slam the former objection would not be met told j ythe chi1lOllJo furnished with but a very ill plate knowledge of the subject and we findour selves in precisely the same position as under our first objection An incomplete knowledge of the Bible would in my judgment bo It far greater source of injury than a state of comparative ig norance regarding it When a person is found ignorant of the Bibles teachings no extended or influential ideas can bo expressed concerning it Bnt in those eases where by a careful roa ingionly partial knowledge is obtained then erron eous ideas regarding the character and teachings of the Bible arc not only held but promulgated accordingly Stronger objections therefore could logically bo offered against a careful reading if the idols we have given be accepted than any that could be advanced against a thorough and total prohibition of the Bible frpm our public schools In tho several stoles different conditions exist with regard to tho use of the Bible in our schols We have but one state Washington which uy the constitutional law as interpreted by the statotattorney forbids the reading of the Bible yf ly within this schools under the jurisdiction of T that state In other states the question is left to tho discretion of the school commissioners and in others the same powers are conferred upon the teacherrIn both of the latter cases grave objections tutu to be found for they give rise to possibilities of too dangarous a character for the safety of our sccularinstitutioiis When a majority of the coin l t l f rl hiissionors favor sonic particular phase of Chris tian teachings or may belong to one particular church great care is always taken by that body t engage only such teachers as shall belong to the same sect and they are authorized only to read such passages as may coincide with their own views Instances arc on rccord where teachers have beech sunmmrily dismissed while others have been compelled to resign their positions be LicauseInmost in the mutter would not conform to all the requirements demanded of them by those in any thority over them In the first case the teacher may be orthodox and yet refuse to instruct the children in a man ner contrary to his or her ownviews then through the pernicious influence of sectarian bigotry ann intolerance the teacher is requested to resign andI another one is appointed who shall be more in harmony with the views held by a majority of the commissioners In the latter easy the teacher may from conscientious scruples refuse to read the Bible at all and their services are then quickly dispensed withor else taking the bull by the horns they hand in their resignations before dis irllissn falls upon them All this has a decided tendency toward a sectarian education and should not be tolerated for one moment in our midst Enlightened jurisprudence revolts at such conditions the feelings of the parent und the states man are outraged by them und they deserve only the contempt und opposition of all enlightened and intelligent people in our land Better by far to abolish the BiljJe from our public schools alto nether than that ours children should be raised un iVr the influence of sectarianism Ve object to discretionary powers being conferred upon tIll teachers for the majority of our teachers in ev Cry state belong to some orthodox Christian sectI every opportunity would be taken everyad vantage seized by individual teachers to instil into the youthful minds under their care the pri vate und particular opinions entertained bythe toicher upon the subject and a tendency toward sectarianism would still exist Parents would then be brought into conflict with the teacher und the innocent children would be the victims of both We must oppose anything that approaches toward a sectarian education for sectarianism has been at the root of every evil The countless millions slain upon the field of battle are the direct of its influence upon mankind It has forged the fhiiins that hound the martyr to the stake it has retarded the progress of the race and deluged the world with human blood It hUH ever stood a stumblingblock to science a liar to social pro gross and is a deadly pool generating only the miasma of bigotry selfishness and superstition Listen to the general voice of history witness the Wnldenses mid Albigenses on the continen of in I4 I IHl Lr ant persecutions in England the Bartholontew a massacre and the horrible butcheries performed lill the name of Roman Catholicism the Puritan persecutions in Acmrica in filet the world has been ill nandone vast field of carnage wherever the blight ting touch of sectarianism has been felt Scarce any country has been free from it ajid we doubt much ifany one country is entirely so even today The recent trials for heresy by an orthodox church in our land are hut exhibitions of the strife and discord which find their origin in sectarianism Thus it engenders religious rancor and hatred it has set man against man it has destroyed thea peace of family circle it has degraded woman multi terrorized little children it has held in iron bonds the march of civilization it has subdued the intellect and exalted ignorance In short just- in proportion as it has been the purpose of wise men to retrench the evils of life by a system of philosophy so has it ever been the employment of fools to multiply them by the influences of scctar ianism Ye mothers with thy prattling babe upon they knee look into its laughing eyes sparkling with delight its rosy cheeks dimpled with smiles watch well thy charge guard it and keep it slifeJ from the foe that lurks behind garb of sectarianismcThe Blade has clearly shown dangers that lie in a sectarian education We have also shown Ihow and whence these sectarian influences may arise We must ijow do all in our power to pre vent such influences from obtaining the control of or our common public schools Vo must now fall hack upon the two first meth ods mentioned here as to how the Bible should be read if read at in our schools Either the Bible must be read in its entirety or certain parts must be avoided so as not to corrupt the mindsb of our young If the Bible is to be rend as atl whole is there a parent or tenchcr who could read aloud certain passages to be found in holy writ or as the cynic has termed it holy rot Without a blush of shame surmounting their cheeks And would not their confusion be more apparent should they attempt in any manner to explain it 7t Could we allow with impunity the minds of our children to be tainted with a recital of the infa mous conduct of Lots daughters the murders and debaucheries of David and Solomon the brutal to wars and massacres carried on in the name of Codt and undo his supervision We say no a thousand times no ruttier that such a book should rot away in our public libraries and our children be kept in total ignorance of its existence than that tlwir minds should be brutalized with such grossly indelicate smut indecent narratives The Bible thiU could not be morally read as a whole in out public schools so only one proposition remains namely should the Bible be read carefully omit ting such parts JIR may be regarded liS indecent selecting only those containing good moral preI opts This practice largely prevails today andI it is equivalent to a careful reading mentioned in the beginning To omit any portion would b y 1r r to impart only an imperfect knowledge of ti hook How frequently will an orthodox believe- o emphatically deny the existence of certain pas sages or texts quoted before them We know al once that such an individual docs not know who really is to be found in the Bible and is the direct result of sectarian influences or a careful read tug while young of the Bible literature Those who know their Bible least believe it most while those who are better acquainted with its nature lord tendencies believe it less andsome believe not in it at all The great mass of society today know but very little concerning the Bible and it character which accounts for such a wide in it among then Society goes to hero some pop ular preacher his thoughts concerning it become their opinions his prpjudics become thjjir prejudices They are never taught to think for themselves and should one be bold enough to break the chains that bind him the passions of his fellows find vent the sec tartan serpent lashes its tail with frenzied rage with venomous hit seeks to poison the of its votaries against him The only conditions h y which the Bible could be read at all in our public scools are those with which we have dealt and as none of them can with safety to our similar institutions lie allowed to prevail the only conclusion towhich we forced is that it should not be read at all Ample time may be found when our children are approaching maturity to study its itcraturc closely and well and niiilce themselves thoroughly acquainted with its character They will understand it better and need depend upon no one to interpret its text and meaning But where our children in their youth and innocence are concerned contaminate oat their minds with such vile stuff We say then lands off keep our public schools free from such corrupting influ ences Put an end to these sectarian disputes over our school system by removing all such possiblities Try and averse the people to their duty awaken their interests in the welfare of humanity and instead of religious discord peace awl good will to ward mankind will reign v GET RID OF THE PRIESTS of Liberty are again casting their eyes 1toward the Russian empire Not that the Czar is n nay immediate danger to his life or personal lib1 erty but that the principles of popular governs ment are again being tried Time new Russian Douma begins its sessions anew but with grave and serious doubts as to the out come There is a distinct feeling not only in Rus sia but in all the civilized world that the new hotly is not in tune with the government and that its legislative efforts will be tolerated by the im perial government only up to a certain point Time earlier proceedings have demonstrated the fact that the revolutionary party the one clement that is dcjiiaiidinL n narlinmint thnt inoniiH sanest lines parliament that shall be one more than in name only is in majority nnd the next few days tally bring news of a startling character from that fatcI country Even in the words of the presiding officer a fear Infill prestige is felt His the principle of popular representation is powerful once called to life it can never die is deeply significant and should hear in upon the ruling monarch with their full port They are calculated to compel recognition by the ruling classes und the Czar realize that the end of autocratic rule is nigh Let it be denied in time turbulence that will surely follow both church and government will be overthrown The American people where a semblance of litical and religious liberty is still maintained know that the Douma is not of the Czars free will The concession was wrested from his reluctant hands in bloodshed He may arbitrarily dis solve it if he chooses to do so as that right is still vested in the Imperial Government but he cannot prevent it from accomplishing a certain work namely the spreading of the gospel of liberty among the masses Did the leaders of the Douma understand that if they could succeed in off the yoke of tyranny practiced by thet they would acquire political freedom and more easily Of course we can real ize that with such dense ignorance among the masses as that prevailing among the Russian peasI antry the priest holds mold enjoys a powerful in fluence over their minds multi can sway this way that way with comparatively little effort The ruling classes know this und to keep up the game official Russia has discouraged popular education the better for the priests to get in their work inI behalf of the crown But the people mite acquiring education in spite of them soul it would be fillI utter for the government to grant concessions to people in peace while there is yet time or theI people will exact what they demand by extreme force if it comes not in peace Bloodshed is never desirable in any place at nay time Peace hath her victories evil more than Will If the Douma eat wrest from Czar what people demand it will be a splendid victory fOII them and official Russia will suffer less in comparison The best advice that could possibly be tendered the Russian people is to get rid of the power of priests and the political reforms will follow a natural tool inevitable result Freedom cannot be secure no matter how it is gained while thoI blackcoated army holds an unholy power over thoI minds of men Then got rid of the priests p Sonic correspondent evidently a preacher writes us that he has little use for such publications ns the Blade a copy of which fell into his paw by accident and as the Blade entertains very reverence for the preaches such compli Malts become mutual The man who works and saves is more to our liking than he who merely cpreaches to save and grab the cash P BABES OFFERED PARADISE Practical Work Along New and Hith erto Untrodden Paths Opened by Liberal Women of tIle Far WestfTICKETS IN A LOTTERY OF LOVE Inns Angeles Cnllharch Editor Hlue Grass Made Lexington Ky My Dear Sir ylfaviug recioved free publication of this notice inclose of the Coorporat ive Maternity Homo from us we feel confldoilt that we shall not fail to re cieve from you as all live educators to whom we are applying the same tesy and often an editorial on sub ject which shall call into public notice the Movement anti more rapidly mater ialize our dream of n PAKADISK for IJAIUES Owing to the fact that we make as one of our ironclad rules careful record on our books of all receipts and mater ial aid in wayof donations if you help us you will have to subject your esty to the ordeal of Jetting us place your sonic upon the of Honor with time and expense of advertising site They may seem sentimental to you it is with us business and if you will think a moment and see that to the children grand children luphews ami ncices of all cooperative Supporters of the Mothcrlove Home ev err little graduate from the Home Kin dergarten will feela real brotherly and sisterly regard and a sense ofoh lip surely there is in your family circle some little one to whom you can afford to make this gift buy this ticket in the Lottery of Love and let your name stand as witness that brotherly and sisterly interest is due your little friend rom all these of ours who will have been helped to home friends love and education through this unselfish ef fort from us all Kindl let us hear from you at once to whan extent you can feel to help us llespeWfully and sincerely Executive Committee of the International Study all Scientific Social Purj corner Amabel and Dayton n Angeles California NOTICE Arrangements are rapidly formulating among scientific philanthropist lor aICooperative Industrial Maternity Home for young women who having become mothers out of wedlock and deserted by the fathers of their children will take the first step necessajy their upliftmcnt by placing upon the public records the full genital lineage of such children Holli children and mothers will be given the best possible instruc tion in social industrial and material science mad in every way possible fit ted for useful and honorable citizenship This is a sane commonsense and inof fensive mnnner of dealing with a great evil that each day becomes more nnd more a menace to the nation as ex tremes between wealth nod poverty increase and no law abiding person re gardless of class caste politics or relig ion can fail to be interested since the false naming of children strikes n blow tho very foundation of the social fabric Seed cents in stamps for ull discriptivc outline of the Mothcrlove Home to Mrs S E Mooney Assistant Secretary Scientific Social Purity Association corner Amabel and Dayton Ave Los Angeles California PERSONAL MENTION I os Angeles Calif March 12Edi- tor lllue Grass Hinder With a thous thanks for your help and interest I in our work we now send you n copy something that will appear smile internally as I think how this will strike the convontionalties among the exchanges know well enough it will not scare you but of course you must speak your mind in silence if you feel like it We think it common interest Tonight there will a moss meeting or dear old Harimui and do you believe it with his free love ideas he will notut any way see the need mid benefit of this home Stands on the secret sex platform just as Chas 1I Kerr told me he did told Iwlli of them would rather see my little girl dead thou to be either a So cialist or a Luceferite if they that stand on the vital matter of protection of the genital liiuago of children II have written Mrs Wilshire in answer to her frantic appeal to us W S Union ladies as to what wo are doing and asked her interest in the Motherlove Home Not one line from hur guess too must think it hest to run a sort of chicken ranch without any pens to keep the varieties apart For my part if cant have blooded stock I dont want any bo it hams ducks pigs or just mere kids have watched your editorials care fully in the past year noted your re luctnncc to endorse Socialism while yoi seemed also anxious to do so nod always believed on the inside was grave misgiving along these very lines You see we take up both principle for which church and state stand soda responsibilities and financial rcsponsi hilities in uses of child production but instead of blackmailing asking for nancial support we merely give donate the financial support it the poor moth will testify to tho social responsibilities and you will admit at once that with the former established the latter will not he hard since no self respecting grandma will long tolerate charities in which she has no hand to educate her own little grandchild even if it should be a hAstardfI think it will you i funniest rill you have anti also to youB stern sense of honoras well Please excuse the brown paper as run out and had to get some of th local grocer to save the stencil I have my little girl now out of th clutches of the lawyers in Montanfi win have held her there for a year bccausi leer mother swore by all powers o hell and heaven she should have m orthodoxy pumped into her It was on ly by careful effort though and slste to come with her We begin Sunday school lessons sooi and shall exhibit in either the Libera Club hall or the Socialist which eve will tolerate all lour legs of the proposition freo labor love thought am speech with the truth about creative force and name as the agency to make them free I guess you understand nnd will not saymore Please look sharp for the insane asy lum notes in Higher Science this week The very deeps of hull are still at work in this pretty thing called government With sincere admiration regards and gratitudeI to add we received many nice letters from your readers in an swer to Gesncrs letter but somehow the home idea did not seem to strike them favorable as we hoped Now how ever with added help from cooperators in six or seven States we are getting the outline in shape wo trust to suit every one Before it was incomplete nail doubtfully strong I suppose to the friends Fearing they might think the book matter a graft we have left that out R c will send you an outline soon tis complete Lowe yet to hear front five other states and then j and submit revisions tir7Tn Committee in Council We lave nvit ed dear old Harman to the council and we feel sure he will see his tautness and admit it We will depend on the who will endorse Nine DlI mands to net as inside membership nnd loll all rights of executive and legisla the to that part Wo have to cut out the god followers and believers but have very kindly feelings for Spiritualists The education of babies may bring up some scratches by by hut not to any extent since we aim to unsent capitalism and the god idea in so far as it holds down the capitalistic plan With unbounded respect and thanks from all the club I sign for all as per agreement II H P LEST WE FORGET New Hymnal Suggested of a Sensational Turn With Due Apologies to Rudyard Kipling lly JOHN F CLARKE iJcar Jim I believe that we could have some fun if we turned some of the hymns of theI unco quid into ridicule nm goin to try my hand upon Uudynrd Kiplings Kecessional act your linotyjHj straight so that it will not nor the beauty of the rythm and jar the theme really think that some of the lineI are great Here she SENSATIONAL After Hudyard Kipling God of our fathers grown so cold Lord of our tlystung cattle kine Beneath whose pawful Laud hold Opinion over beer and wine Lord God of Ghosts bo with us yet Lest we regret lest wo regret The tumult and the moulting dies The chaplains the things apart Still stands thine ancient scareaflce A nimble and a lentlight heart Lord Got of Ghosts lie with us yet Lets we beget Lest we blgetI Far called our navies pelt away On dune and meadmnd sinks in mire So all our romp of yesterday Is one on Nineveh Tyre Jugof the rations spare us yet Lest wo forget lest we forget If drunk with the mite of dower we loose Mild tongues that lave not thee in law Such roasting as tho Gentiles use Or lessen creeds vfithin the jaw Lord God of Ghosts oo with us yet Lest we bo wet Lest we bo wet r r For heaven heart that puts her trust In seeming Rube and icon card All salient trust that yields to Lust- UlncKguarding cnlls now thee to guard For rnilities roost and foolish word Thy mercy on thy steeple Lordl Skidoo I may not be enabled to take the rib bon at the county fair for poetry but J think that I have turned Kiplings llrivcl into sense I have added tho sense of humor in which the original r was lacking Tho stately meter and the stalking nescience went together hand i in hand like a drunken Colonel nod a illy goat I may have crippled the rythm a little hut lave put life in 4 cthe thyme and tho theme Jehovah may have been pleased with the tribute ot Kipling but if lie is omnipotent Innu nor he will smile when He sees the Treat improvement in the lines The econd line of the first stanza will put ilmVln Touch with pastoral setting all t ight Some day when things are dull heaven Satan can conic up and ill my version of thing and I am ure the Son will smile and the clouds z itt away Arlington Md March 23 1007 IiIvilh Jehovah and Company if I re 1rahrnil be up first day of September rctext have node up my mind that would like to stay here a few onger t dont want to be a nit the Bible says he that would urn him not away So I LaveheggllriflInill a proposition through ono igents doing business hero for a few years nnd pay it back olf d my next life I am willing to pay n a ood big interest I propose to give or or 1000 for f course it would lVIof the first end as there is no other end What do you think of the scheme enclose 50 cents for which please set me ahead to the first dayof September und if I succeed in making the deal I wits try to arrange with you for Hindu for the time I stay here Was Dr Wilsons address at funeral of Mrs Henrys mother put in pamphlet t If so I want n few ot them scatter around the way is there no ono in our ranks capable of compos ing some songs music suitable for our funerals one answer It is n disgrace to us to use the Christian hymns Yours for humanity morality and truthl S IcKINNEY 0May TTeTTeeded Ryan OklaDear riellc1I send some clippings from the Dallas News v that you might sro how we are getting along religiously Now as for the Cor sicana will say I am from Kentucky came west in stayed over at Cor sienna with my family oue night took them to a lodging house for the night and went back to the depot While there met a clever man who asked me where my family was I told him the place find he said to me your fam = f ily is not safe there that was a good plate to get them robbed T went and curried them back to the depot after they had stayed all night they would nave been fed on meat that had died of itself the Hible proscribes So if you see myold Kentucky friends going to Texas toll them not to stop at Corsicana unless they want their chil dren upon llible rot Now for the clippings of the Oklahoma convention You see we are having a convention at Guthrie to frame a consti tution for the new state of Oklahoma made up of sump fryall over the state that know about as much shout a con stitution as Balaams donkey I have been told that the chairman is a preach so you guess how the thing is run wish you would comment on these clippings in tho IJIndo anti give it all your best comments You need not publUh this letter but want to see your comment in made Civc the name man that sent clippings H HOlSKll UPTODATE PAMPHLET ON MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE aT- JOSEPHINE K HENRY OF- VERSAILLES KENTUCKY All orders promptly filled Price copy 25c 5 copies for 100 DEBATE IN PAMPHLET FORM Just out debate on tho Bible and Eve lution between A A Snow and U G Wilkerson 100 pages 04000 words Prlco 15 cents Arkansaw Traveler New Hope Ark 4Y f HAPPINESSWITHOUT WEALTH Continued From Pago One Henry Harrison of Chicago In n years Pennistons fortune was nil 110X nnd lie was an inmate of a charity pliable in New York City built Ned Forrest who began his fortune on Vine street a poor locality in Lexington in a kind of combination of theater and circus The Carter Harrison homo was us eaof as a laundry by J llaggin iloto he was building his house that cost 285000 nod then the Ilnrrison 1m n iston house and others were burned osj1Il the easiest and quickest way of getti rid of them If one of my rich neighbors were to offer me millions of dollars to day I would take it So would any bodyel and especially those poor men wlioliate rich men nnd those people who claim not to want any treasure that they cannot lay up in heaven It now seems to me that I would those millions o dollars to circuli this little paper by the millions not such a paper as it has been devoted principally to the propagation of infi y delity but to the new idea that now possesses me the thought of making myself happy by making others liup And yet my better jurgment tells me that if I were to get millions of dollars this morning I would not be so ti p tonight us I probably will be without In the first place I should have to e take great care to protect my millions i to keep people from robbing me them Then we would all have to is our happy little house because it we not be safe for millionaires to live t cottage If we went to some city lived in a small and inexpensive house 1 there it would be still more dangerous we would be abused for being n x14era If we lived in a fine ho io ibei called a hypocrite who was liv just as nil other rich people If I would be called a stingy miser if 4 lived economically If I lived exp en sively I would be called a Plutocrat I would not know who were my it friends Had people would pretend motart for fear of being suspected of el motive j If I would do sonic kindness for oil t of my millionaire neighbors today lIeighllOftlIsuspect me selfish motive l One of my neighbors named IIogI gin a very nice nOd kind man told JIB ilnggin that they were kin and the millionaire to come to see The millionaire went to see him an dwill said it was the only time he had bee invited to anybodys house in this neigh borhood cad he sent the other llaggin a rich farmer 2000 next day People will ask if former Sam lIu min would have asked J n Ilnggin to como to see him if li had been n tramp Sam llaggin is dead lId I always liked him and he was always good to me lIei was n Campbelite and has heard me preach and has paid for this paper but in but I do not believe he would have in tiled a tramp llaggin to his house if tramp had been his double firs cousin and Sam hail known it I would very much to hear one of these millionaires talk would love to hear their views of life but I would housie danger of his coming for if I did I be would get from various accusing me ot toadying to plutocrats If Isuer a millionaire others would treat mo just that way If I did not divide out my money with my wife and children they and otthcrs would say I was mean It did divide with them others would of 7N hate them because they would be rich titruth call them plutocrats if they lived b like rich people and call them misers if they lived like poor people Rockefeller his is richest man in the world nearly a billion dollars He is a Christian and gives to churches he is hated hwby more people than any one tarn i in America Carnegie is the next richest lIe is immta r money than anybody that eer lived v and says that he wants himself and all of his family to die poor and next to Rockefeller he is hated by more peo pie than nay man in America Wo must see then that all rich people have troubles that pour people cue have no idea of 1saw in Jerusalem where hut Jives used to live His house wpo the ly finest residence in Jerusalem but no finer than Hoggins stable for his horses in sight of my home I saw the stone in the corner of a high wall of Dives where Lazarus used to sit and to my surprise I found as I now believe that while the New Testament does not give tion the real names of the two men they to were really two characters that lived in Jerusalem and I nm convinced that I iaw the real place where Jesus was born and where he was buried acid that the first is not in the Church of the Nativ out ity and the latter is not in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher I saw no reason to believe from anything I could learn there or from anything in the New Testament that Dives was a bad man or that Lazarus was a good eman nnd yet Jesus according to the T has taught the world that Dives offwent to hell because he was rich y went to heaven because ho was poor And this is true while the Let two friends that Jesus had were the rich Joseph of Arimathea whose poor little own have seen and the rich Lazarus Uethany at whose house Jesus loved stayand whose sister Alary Jesus wanted to uarrJnna turns against the rich cud started the Christian relig because she would not marry him storybof ny and his sisters eta theywere nil three most excellent anti kind people nod Lnz searum worked every day as a Scribe that is n man who could write writers being few in those days Scribes Ire there now silting about on the streets writing for pay fhe most unhappy now in America is the conllict 8eIpoor It is the thing that omit than any other one thing good people should try to remedy Infidels and Christians arc joined to hand anti heart to heart in doing wrong in this matter All should join to get the kpyml to each other- Confucius sofa Do not to another doitto you Jesus said Do unto oothcrs as you would have others do unto and rcligioatea IdIf we try pro edits we will do all that we can to nnaheal the breach between the rich and the poor It is for the happiness mil basin ba interest of the rich And the poor for oldeach to help the other for each to do for the other what he would have Illgthe other do for him if the conditions were reversed All of us want to be happy All us want money because we think tionwould make us happy depending u whether or not we use it to make others warLeul9If le miser lallII it is n very nayIlssay a llgIf a 11d cannot all get money Only a few 1of us can any man can be happj he will do right owl a poor man can be us happas a rich one If wo wily wont money to make us huiipiitiwith the chances greatly au uu us cary c happy by being good is it no nnd better to try to be happy bIgood than it is to try to be hoppI getting money goond make you happy hut it is more miliable to make you so than any thing else is anti there is certainly no alsurJance that being rich will make happy This is peeculiarly on era of new thoughts The Stoics including Jesus taught that poverty was essential to happiness Bacon taught that prosper was essential to happiness Dio genes thought a puppy man had to lit tub and Alexander thought a happy man had to live in palace Agar in the Bible prayed that he might not e pour or rich All the promises of the Old Testament are of money and the whole world newly has thought that happiness to some extent dependei upon the possession of money a man cannot be happy without some money or its equivalentmind men can very unhappy with a great deal of money but I believe that the time has thect money has so little to do with human happiness that it will not be as form r erly so much relies on for happiness I believe that with all the now schools thought what I am suggesting wlJlII some time soon get to lie entertained y people With the Inlidel Carnegie giving away of millions and the Atheistic Japanese showing themselves greatest moral in the worM there is no telling may happen except in the general terms that it is the uncxjiected that lappens Infidels and Christians are good mss bad indiscriminately The ure intelligent lire realizing that the is a vainglorious institution utt erly inadequate cud unfitted for the en promotion of the Happiness ol the are masses and I have seen that Infidel or gunizntions do not even discuss the mat matter of happiness I have among In a addle many friends mien women that are good people that I dearly love we sec among Infidel leaders exact the same rivalry and ambition and jealousy that we Infidels object to in church and the clergy So thatIII while I nm intellectually nn Infidel nnd think that the logic and argument are against Christianity the Christian charge that Infidelity is a mere liege is tote and theta is nothing in it arouse mini to action to do some thing good for the world All of us Infidel editors and our pa ors arc but a dust in balance and all of us could be blqwn out of existence with making a single jar in the trend toward Infidelity apparent in all of our finest literary inngazinees books an d pulpits The old humdrum platitudes of our Infidel publications are as threadbare and irksome as the very worst in the religious publications People are naturally tired of them because they have outgrown them nnd arc now educated beyond them Judge Ladd told the secret in n letter to the Blade A number of our Infidel publications have had to suspend anti others arc mendicants subsisting on n charity that is grudgingly doled out Our Infidel organizations are mori Lund They are simply scenes of wrung ling just as in tho churches between sects that ore each striving for su premncy and none of which have nny definite idea or purpose of any plan of promoting the true interests of the world Political dcmagogiiery is in In fidelity just as it is in Christianity nnd the same purpose of personal prefer matt nnd self aggrandizement ext alike in Christian and Infidel organic tions Ingersoll did good for his day hut for the present emergency he would only be n fatfaced Gamy boy with n good schoolboy speech splendidly delivered anti turning the laugh upon such old fossils ns Gladstone anti Black Paines dictum To do good is religion is growing stronger anti brighter with the llight of time and Nuked with the golden rule of fucius and Jesus is now the great thought of the age I lack all the requisites of n leader being earnest and honest I am old and except that I Late the reputation of be ing poor and not nn orator Hut have had nn evcnlul life that has made me know l to many nod I live yearly in the center of the United States and in the famous Blue Grass Region of Ken lucky the most famous country area of its size in America and these frets ma afford me some advantage fMORE SAVIORS Continued From Page One myth with which to prove by its nn ccstors that it is a myth and to use the time of the supposed birlh of myth ns n stationary point from a h to distribute evidence instead of cho ing n character whose existence he is certain o Mr Lewis must differ sot what from many others in Inisrlniu and we need not be surprised Ahat tin miikes mistakes He may hen sonu listr Roser wh tin ee olutnfh stated that Cain and Abel the only children of Adam nnd Eve the Bible accounts for though any close Bible reader knows that we read that Cain killed Abel anti was tried before the Lord the Baron who vas the judge and sentenced to be bruude- au the mark that was set upon Cain tint banished to the land of Nod which was their penal colony surd where he and his wife reared n Gnuilyono of whose de hecndents showed the taint of murder that is the last account of the famI flyof Cain that the Bible gives Hut in despite of Mr Roscrs statement weC rend that another son was burn to Adam anti Eve whom they named Seth accounts of whose descendants are toIbe found all through the hook The point that I wish to make plain this Freethinkers are constantly nasurim ono another that among themselves cr to be found brightest intellects nnd the must truthful teachings yet they employ as teachers men like E Roser who seems not to have rend Gen iv and v and others like Mr E Lewis who after he would convince allg eaders acknowledges that con vincing statements are incorrect andc Freethinkers the highly intellectual expected to accept such teachings The subscription price of the Truth Seeker is three dollars a year surd that the Blade one onehalf dollars with a prospect that it tent he ulnae still higher would suggest that the Freethought editors publisn contribu lions from jieixons who are at least willing to acknowledge facts that are palpable to all If I remember Mr E Lewis wrote his first letter on the sub ject in nn attempt to prove that the two Jesuses whose genealogies are ghc in Matt and Luke iiiand which ns surely those of two different char acters as nre those of any other two persons whether or not either titer had real existence and nny person who read them end not admit that Davids son Solomon from whom llItSI thews Jesus was descended and Davids son Nathan from whom Jokers Jesus was descended were two different men that Jacob the father of Matthews to Joseph and licit the lather of Lukes Joseph were also two dilTerent men is either such a reader as is Mr C E Roser or is intentionally evading the facts hopes to satisfy the high iu tellect of Freethinkers then itli I uo not understiind that anyof us attempt to establish the Mcssiahship of any one of the many for under stand that tho Jews looked for a new be Savior each mcllcnium but for them selves only and among all the leaders J t who arose they never were sure which if any would fill the place In the struggle in Egypt they talked of him who was then their Savior but looked for others later Some persons complain that the gos pels were not written by those whose names they bear but according to them So of our history No one living to day can take his oath that ho knows that such a man as George Washington over lived in this country nor that single record of his nets is nbsolutclj true anti if history written now t be not true hut according to the earl r historians In the New Testament the nitrite of one John Murk end may have hero a JUKe Matthew Mr Charles 0 Hays states that t beginning of Herods reign cannot definitely fixed end that by Prof Join Visits statement there urn no fewci than one hundred anti thirtytwo dif crent opinions ns to the year in which Jesus was born which only atrenglLm- gs the evidence that there were man v Jesuses at least one hundred anti thir- tytwo of them have shown those two to Christians who were able to ncccp the evidence at once but many Free thinkers are more determined to tain the claims of church than at many Christians The claims of lty church and the story contained in the Bible arc quite different Those who understand the change timeoknow that the claim that but one Jest- existed was not the original one that nt each change the evidences many bearing that title anti who se names have heat omitted from the Bi hie have been climinati or mode ino obscure until in new version two genealogies have hcen omitted le the people detect the fraud practice on them by ciurch Neither Mr Loris nor Mr Ida needs complain of the great discrepan dies to bo found between Matthew at Luke if he will accept a few plain fates Those who complain that the lives of the Jesuses were not written until ate or their deaths are lint imitating those wri In his day Thomas Paine wa perescutod called vnn Infidel and hi name was stricken from the documen Tint he had helped to mmer but no awe that he is but beginning to lehupprecllted anti call him n just tun n oswhich was all that was claimed for eve the true Jeswes and that he was on leof the greatest of patriots which he n mgrCanother Jesus anti need not of neccssit y condemn those who proceeded kiln u r 11nn Jnn111 Mm deceived the people only n little more than n century as was the case with the otlmeralrnnyof us do not find it necessary to believe that the old Jewish Jehovah who was hut a marl was or is God Almighty as creative mid sustaining energy of universe In Ex vi 23 we rend And God losesaIanti said unto him I am the Lord the Baron appeared unto Abraham unto tonne unto lamb by the name of God Almighty but by my name that is to say by anyown name Je hooch was I not known unto them Jehovah had lied to Abraham Isaac Jamb telling them that ho was God Almighty but to Moses he confessed that ho was only Jehovah But among the unjust gods of the Bible there is to he foound the one called Spirit of Truth DFREE SPEECH LEACUE Continued From Page One cause that ex pOt facto legislation Every conviction alas arrived at is void whether thus enacted by Con or through its delegated power by the court or jury is unconstitutional be it is ox post facto legislation A third phase of the contention may be thus stated The statute is roofs for uncertainty tho total scare thccrein of any complete tion of the crime to bo punished or standard by which the existence of ob scenity or the dividing line between it and its opposite is to be determined This nulilication results mm an appli cation ornn ancient maxim Where the law is uncertain there is no law Tho statute is void because by itiCongress has in effect delegated to or juryor both as the case may bo not merely whether or not de fen ant has committed the acts prohib ited by the letter of a statute and ns charged in the indictment hut also its legislative power to declare by stand nrds o judgment 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