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Digital page images are linked to the text file. w r f j BLUE GRASS BLADEWE AIM TO CUT DOWN ERROR AND ESTABLISH TRUTH T Parker mn Hjg VOLUME Xvid LEXINGTON KY AUGUST 18 1907 Published Weekly160 per Year in advance VICE PRESIDENT FAIRBANKS COMES FORTH AS ANOTHER POLITICO RELIC I 0L1CKSPITTLE tHe Has a Burning Ambition tube Made President and is Going Around Among the Ultra Pious Preaching and Praying in an Effort to Appear Good r- Foundation for Tarts Candidacy Laid Three Years Ago in Rome and He is Now t Dosing the Papal Patient with More Soothing Syrup Hy Dr Wilson of Some time ago acquainted the read crs of the Hindu with the religious antics thus of W IL Jurtof how he hud laid the foundation of his candidacy three years ago by going to Koine as American art Kmhassador to this Iope thus being vitals first to tniniplc upon the Con dilution swarming by disregarding nod defying a long cs tainishcd nut vitul principle of our goy Ia eminent of how he lad to get down is on his knee to the old Scarlet Lady and grading kiss Fisherman Peters ring and this is as Hill just what Taft llillor how he connived us with Roosevelt nnd other leading Ilepuh licjins to pay the Iopo 7500000 for the politicians Friar lands evidently as a bribe for I the Catholic vote which Roosevelt got jut FllirbhlInEverything goes to show that in takefill taut ing a part in tins nil American andI nit treasonable intrigue an ns mummy them fences for himself He was looking yp ahead for favors in the next campaign and he is getting theta lies it ever jjZ occurcd to you just why Taft should ho lie so iinivcrHally popular all at once bouquet lint hai he done to rank among the great men of this country He nils never been elected to a single ofI1re of ninny he has occupied They count have all He lies never bunks stool on his own merits and went out to battle for position but rather beets lifted into places of lIe has been fortunate in his fathers To son litvingis willing coterie of colIbanks lege friends to boost him along big and ponderous but not brilliant With the heln of he has IIIhe1fee himself politically ahead lint he has done has contributed so much tofor his iioliticiil ndvnncenient as sa hinniing to the Pope mad tipping himfrol with that iliOlOOOsailDn you know that nearly every lt newspaper in the country of both pnrIties ins either under control of or lluoncod by the Roman Hierarchy t Wel1I they are They have Catholic reporters and stockholders who intlulIeo once what is inserted in their and of all tho rascality of the church upon very little trickles through them Itmn is theso editortmural correspondents whoto ore now howling loud nnd long for JnrtJ1I11 why shouldnt they t lion Are you aware that just three weeks our ago Tuft allowed 2000000 inoro tear to the Jesuits on Philippine property t to Who got this t noo00 the Jesuits of root the Philippines or the head of the Jesuits in tome was not nmdo known t to the public The claim was so ver quietly advanced and the allowance it so very quietly made that only aih few papers in the country mentioned it1Not a kick dome from one of them Congress it seems had nothing to with it It was all up to Taft An isnt this n very propitious time to make a present of 2000000 to the i4hmitll t It wont operate ngniuistIaftIs will it t And t lions go to the very power that blessed every Spanih soldier sent out to fight in If Congress were asked to appropriate a 2000000 for some worthy Anterie institution would it slip through quietly that no one would know nnJI thing about it tIIThe Democrats know all about this graft and bribe for tin Catholic vote in the next election WIn didnt hethat raise a howl about iU Well right lerefor is shown the mot disgusting and con t lemptihlo part of the whole afTnirII Tho Democrats while being nware of too steal were afraid to saya word for fear that they would bo reganjed as antiCatholic and so lose out on the few Catholics votes they still hoMot Not a snueal would they make I was told by u Catholic who thought me c that the church huts claims of 000 moro which it intends to prellan1I sent from time to time It is evil that they lire using campaign occasi to get it Isnt it about time we were putting Americans on guard in this country Republicans have the gall to rl ncllI10 down in the public treasury nnd purl millions for the purchase of the Caths vote and Democrats have the cowurdieo r v tho If sneak llaim es soul say nothing think more of a Republican who will can steal than of n Democrat who will vote IInJlIIthlllg about it lest he lose n few the at home Both parties pasturage rotten festering rottentheir very m Oiled with a green pus exudation not with mllggohnhleh party has goon pure men like be Follette Folk and others and there A excuse for putting up such dc wiggl sneaking hypocritical trucklers in Taft or speakeasy Bryan Let uehin have men honest men Americans litr- Statesmenant e lipnerving too kissing him self Fairbanks Taft I started out to tell about is For quite a while he inn Ins mo as a wellbalanced resource Rome capable man with all the good Pro nf n rn t bluster pomposity and gputcriay her lies been making n gumshoo cane andwinning esteem but etwo is his cogs At n recent he indulged in cocktails which of W thTnow seeing to him All over ry went news that Elder Fair To publicly put away cocktails belt anti the Well See to culture nasIrelitlentillllovercome this antagonism r is invading chntauquas camp mid meetings and the like anti spreading Christian tsobof the drat sistcnngs ll that theyll forget his fondues cocktails if ho warms up and let HnUll a few spurts of Christian his cohl storage plant Here is a to of recent Methodist meetillgCthe course of his address he Idmille The strengths and honor mid per of American institutions depend upon the inQucnce and teachiiiLs the great Christian churches than tuto all other influences combined and times multiplied This is and is be n Christian ration hell Take out of the republic the Chris church blot out of the hearts of people love of the Christian religion uown the sacred altar from sea sea where the millions worship up the Christian Endeavor Societies allied organizations engaged out itincome The loiterfto full tool im mortal by the liloou ofour heroes would quicken no generous impulse would leaders we have p heaChristian or stress have come they have held to that faith their shiest Anchor Tho Christian Endeavor Society is essentially practical It puts its theories to the test is one of the things I like about it It powerful aggressive agency for good of our social life covimasnato be a our forefathers divorced it from noel Christianity and all other it might le a Bccuhir nation all time lIe knows as well as you or I that tho Christian church has ever the of all Democratic govern meats mid that to turn this country over to the warring sects of christen loan would be to war among Christians themselveswould be to strangle and kill all the progress have would bo to nn absolute monarchy in which would ho no chance for Charley Fair ever to become lie if ho knows our Vttyla Jefferson Madison Grant were not men of simple Christian faith but fluids and inlldcl ought to know if ho dont Endeavor composed gitgirls of r toboggin that it has about struck called bottom because of the nuisance it hats him in become to Christians themselves who in laws grown wearyof opening their up the houses nnd supplying mash for n whole week to these Jesus ounj tntnd Ijuo1Thochurches themselves show that lees than onethird of the population are wHat urolledchurclu members fol there are the names of backsliders and eifliar of dead people Mr Fairbanks own F church the Methodist shows but one conversion for two churches during Jo the last JcnrtoYet Fairlmnk says this is ands to be a Christian nation Ills null tray not lead the howlingMnJ Methodists to forget about Fairbanks alpnu ek tail banquet Among the Americium hoot the Catholic church is losing ciated faster than it is gaining and is creasing only by immigration So per feet is its organization however that it is still n strong political powerlEWhat chanco has Fairbanks against Taft in playing tho hypocritical ligious Irev3 racket Fairbanks didnt get to posul go toRome and give the Tope 7500000 and to the Jesuits 2000000 Therefore couiilry there isnt n Romanist raising a howl Cardinal for him Ho stands no more chance of ttatc along side of Taft and Rome than a designated snowball And in hellhuemaids shell in tiis ofharkthe forrivingits conversion to every two year Wouldnt he bo faring better inganat shutuunl main 1IJ Intmtiuedn hypocrite especially of getliT pious brand wod Fairbanks honestly thinks this is stitin- nlld is to bo u Christian nation how nay Tew or liberal attacks for him t If he is just sortsoapingncnl soft headed sheep of the Methodist ere what reliance can be placed decrrly on any vital issue A man who political to himelf who is dishonor polity in getting office will bo very apt tllmaIe dishonorable in Hlling that office She man who will get down and belly can up to the Pope and kiss his hand tho order to get office will kiss hii when he gets in office Hell to for they have the goods oni think nnd once having prostituted hiHIIlIcnti respect they owi and control him Cardinal is the Catholic candidate tho it not apparent on tho surface II are paid for the favor of Rome on rdlKj wants him because a wcattin testant is of more use to the church lion ylnMiolio door bo it possible that the Repull Urn hasnt any better political of American growth than tmese blatant unprincipled hypocrites t nt The strength honor 0Fairbanks decountry the Christian churches rfnl anditl nny Fairbanks science art mUHicI medicine law commerce mining agri it invention education std human beside the oi Lich inconsecuientialture are tI rich of the Christian superstition tiishypocrites and thieves tIthe scare 81ofh bcforo fashion and tleIwhich is spending nn immense lienswhile Christianconvert the ti ildren at homo ore being stunted in null and body in the factory and the while millions of ChrlstiallHI reared girls right at home r Christian employers at three to fir to prosti nbr dollar a week are compelled themselves to gain u miserable yes the Christian church is one t of a to the strength and honor and perpetuity of American iu ti qers sliteverythinututions more many timrs multiplied according to foektail Charley The only institution to itself and gof flatusand this is the reason yof while Itnmorningmoment on Sunday writing the street cars arc packed with rople breaking for the country ojj thousand going to the playground and fishing soups anti green ciao whom one is going to church to hoar a beller n lot of ignorant s old llIwswrwlIell 2000 ear ago tilt a priest in his strutting around like n turkey cock gobbling and gibbering n lot of hociHpoeus and hog a Fairbanks iiithatthoughtlotto a was such n befuddled old fool t Let it bo understood that thh is partisan article soul not in ap IIRather sition to Republican party t is for the partys It has son el Inl great and good men in its ranks who are above the intellectual prostitution nnd seeking exchange of patriotism ur elf tfand oslsuptentition possessed by Taft like to sea them trotted out What I want to see each potty do is to put to the front n statesman a roan of honor of principle a rum who n gwns his own soul a true Ameican patriot n humanitarian to the core As to Fairbanks anti Taft my po sitiou any better illustrated with a If IItherubelongs to it and is a regular ftchreecher The girls also belong IlItmeThe father are not so demonstrative It and his boys are brands have not yet born snatched from the hllminI The father told mo once that he hud church a tlehic ff L to see tho gentleman and bed Jicforo I left the boys foundI asked if ho cared if they river to spend the day with go ahead said tho old man at a fishing camp give n dm what you do jine muslin ikcwiso I dont give the same article the polities of liberals may be but goodness sake don t go off and jine Holy Pithier Tufts or Parson meetlnif get the nomination serpent of superstition lit your heels upon its head fnh it lint Eternal Vigilance Necessary some of you think there Is no and all this amounts to but little then rend the following Asso Press dispatch cut from todays as Eminent Protector of the American Press YORlv August BHo James cagier President of Christian Association nn organization corn of more thou 1tOO bishops priett scattered throughout the hats just received word from Merry del Vni Papal secretary at Rome hat the Pope hai Cardinal Francis Satolli as prutectdr of the association asRoeiation which has headquarters city was formed by the direction papal delegate in 1803 and has object the publishing of works religion und the goveminent radical attacks of nu sorts you see 1100 bishops anti priests country headed by Cardinal in Rome secretly banded to with the object of publishing upholding the Christian super anti monarchical principle a this government against ratites of all sorts is making her past stand right She is working night and day and stealthily She has already control of every great niunici She is making presidents She McKinley She made still make Taft if she can If she make presidents she cnn easily trol postofiice partment and placoI censorship over the snails She ha- salnty partly succeeded in this Do you the efforts of these 1400 in bishops and priests headed by Satolli in Rome will amount nothing Dont fool yourselves They working while you are sleeping anti opinion of oil sorts is the gainu ro after They forever stand or hero They must become pslwur hero to offset their 1MnEufolle und7 regain thMr- eq They cut only accomplish it inactftity and sleepiness on our It underestimate their power nization is what niakey then Do any of you imagine thatI is a newspaper in this country- publish what Iinn writing lucre thus not one would dare do Why Uccause of this power to so many people are blind but politicians arc cognizant anti they en American should wake up to rruptip influence in the body cnot only to tho Catholic but to rotestant as well who is just us in his grab for graft This is and is to be A Secular Government Irelandslthe Gibbon the Rockefellers atollis the lofts Fairbanks other prostituted consciences infest the politics and congresso national capitol It will never go noehow insiduous they work to upnino it Catholic church in order to main the position of u worltlpow4r- be impregnable at its Rome Tottering A Trip to Rome I told you of the great Forethought Con would have in liberating tkopio of Route arid Italy told the great space given by papers of tho proceedings of tteongres and of how Rome papers were copied nil ojtaly told you of the effect ffould have in liberating the Malian l6Vple from the clutches of tition and prophesied from that new life would bo to the f6ught propaganda oral the people assert themselves as never before it has come to pass A dispatch paper totes that Pope coal to permit a public cele tealatheoAll over Italy there is nn anti- crmad Even Cardinal Merry Papal tecretnryof State while ivn his cnago was urrnuniled by working mid hooted at and their contempt for him its and limits are taking place on reels The monk mill priests ore brcgnnlcd as enemies of education magmas Reverence for them is declining The monk of one itery were cleaned out because of ttilo immoral practices The church iercditcd right at home morally tad politically The Pope is cartooned wearing tIle era ekn9 anti the papers spread out news stands all over tare illustrated Roman paper recently depicts the Pope dressed up il fat lubberly hwy A peasant wit in a grassy field has caught ud thrown him across her knee spanking his pious posterior g1sof Italian are splitting themselves PupaITluecn woman waking upanll declaring her own freedom from tho monstrous clutch that has kept her ignorant and degraded for centuries Now with all Jio antagon ism and more right at its headquarter it appears strange that in its en light ened and progressive country this ve nomous old reptile should be petted ni it is and fed right out of tho public it is only a question of time tilt Rome makes herself so offensive here that shell raise a grca big nimpu and Reason and Home at last wil clash There will be n big war of words and Rome will take a political back seat mill keep it as she is now having to do sitting on that ancient rock which an old lying Jew whoso first last name was Pete declared couM not be prevailed against even by the gatro of hell Hut alas alas It hath come to pass that exert woman sass and spank the grassWhen then selves right nt home thus cartoon and defy the Pope the ultimate end of Catholicism as n political force over tho world may he plainly seen Re member the antagonism to Pope in Italy is from those reared under his own care if good Catholic ongrrhewith the church that Catholic reared people right in the holy city are arrayed against its Dont go to damming infi familrfightNot only are the common people arrayed against the church hut also many of the clergy Some are demand log that the priests be allowed to mar ry Resides a great many author among the priests as well as among tho Catholic laity arc demanding that the conlemnlllthat every author shall first have the right of defending his book and the privilege nppeal- very strong is this demand by Catholic authors anti so very powerful Catholicc1ergJ recentlytakenout in a syllabus of sixtyfive articles opposing every liberal and advanced proposition of progressive party and sticking close and fast to the ancient faith of the fathers fightingwith liberals in telling about it They arc not only losing ground at yrorlrkccepttheir growth here is largely a matter questiontfamong themselves here as they are in Spain France and Italy but before goingtogive this country considerable trouble Hut Christian superstition will goIJIekwllrl1taken will be n union of all the tian forces against reason and free hJhraycThere is much fighting ahead of m and there will be heroic spirits rise up to nlaJ1IlJIell SOME BOOK REVIEWS Hy Dr J B Wilson Hookreviewing is n profession nil of itself have had no practice in this line and this is not to be regarded even as an attempt I call attention of the Blade readers hero to some books because of their merits their authors having no knowledge of my intent Sinee books form character of age and since books of Liberal and scientific character should in my opinion bo the basis of thought progression they should widely be made known It is with pleasure therefore that review the following hooks com ilcdor written by nun of mature rellection and possessing minds of un common excellence Who rends them need not live on the marsh or in mists The slopes and the ridges invite him ReligionThis short say on religion by tine eminent men and women of tho world from the remotest times down to the present It includes every phase of learning logic wit nnd philosophy tho clergy ofnil spaeoTheNoyes and published by L Wash bum Chambers street Hoston It has iiill pages and is printed on tho best paper It is simply a bonanza mine of Over 3000 persons are quoted quotatiollfromto gather all theso quotations congratulate Dr Noyes upon ids master ful effort wouldnt be without this book for to me it is n constant delight gethraifnggeclalldwith myself I pick it up anti find pleasure and rest Until reading it I was not conscious of tho widespread liberalism existing among tit great names familiar to us both of ancient and modern times It is an eyeopener from beginning to end Hladc readers will be interested in knowing that quite n number of its contributors are quoted from will give souse of then- Combated on fourth pagci l WORLDS CRISIS IS UPON USJReform Must Begin In the Church and the Bible can Only be Saved Construction NONE CAN LOVE REVERE BIBLE GOD Contributed Continued from last week Faith Is n confiding trust which no person can have before ho repents for his sins e ceases to confide r nnd trust that sin will glvo moro hapepiness thnn will a Christian life We can not confide In both at tho samextime in our sinful of disobedience and In a life of Christian obedience Wo can not servo two masters in full at once Belief is a dead faith made alive by works of repentance nlthfIs like an anchor sure Faith wards our Lord Jesus Christ Whatsoever 3s not of faith is sin With out faith It is Impossible to pleaso God We walk by faith not by sight Hy grace ye are saved through faith Received the end of your faith the cnlvatlou of your souls Ask In faith nothing wavering Being Justi fied by faith we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ Faith In God has wrought righteousness sub dued kingdoms quenched tho vio hence of fire stopped tho mouths of lions put lllght armies of aliens and healed the sick Abel Enoch Noah Abraham Isaac Jacob Joseph Moses Joscua and Elijah lived by faith Now the heavens religiously and earth politically are passing away As a vesturo shalt thou fold them up and they shall bo changed Where tore we look for a new heaven tianity and a new earth wherein dwell righteousness ChrJaJthat eat upon tho throne said I malts all things new Oh little faith There are many little faith that they declare that Jesus Is really unwilling and unable to destroy monarchical and despotic governments and in their stead to establish true and stable republics that he is unablo to build his ono church on tho Bible alono without the need of creed books confessions and disciplines and that Christ Is never to become head over nil things to the church They manUmit their unbelief by putting their hands creeds to help sustain the ark of the covenant as did Uzzah of old and like him they fall dead In tho presence of tho Got whom they do not trust Jesus said Ye shall know them by their fruits Matthew 016 Tho church fathers lacked faith In Christ as nn all snfilcient leader ablo to preserve pence and fraternity among his followers else they would not have established so many tests of fellowship and the church leaders of the present still show a lack of loyalty and faith towards Jesus by prepotuatlng human standards of fel lowship among tho brethren and by rejecting the true gospel standards viz By their fruits ye shall knowithem This folly is largely responsible for Jt 1 tho Infidelity ot times Thomas Paine and Robert Ingersoll are direct prorducts of repulsive and unreason rr table teachings of their religious as sociates Oh that preachers had sufficient faith and trust that God was wIsI enough to plan the conversion or tho world that ho established tho church as ho desired it to be that lie asks men to uulto as Christians not as theologians that Christ was sent by his Father with all power to save tho world that tho Bible Is a sufficient rule of faith nnd practice and that God truly loves men so as to save them finally with not ouo left to advocate tho causo of sin that truo soul Christianity Is a suffi cient preparation fpr church mom bership and for a heavenly Inherit turn backsThey that turn many to righteousness shlno as tho stars forever and ever Daniel 12 3 Repent and turn Repent yo therefore nnd be converted that your sins may bo blotted out Tho con version of the Gentiles caused great Joy Acts 15 The law of tho Continued on Page 41 r r r BLUE GRASS BLADE Founded 1884 nnd edited by Charles Chilton Moore up his death February 1906 1f JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher EftSUBSCRIPTION RATES Bv mail tJ50 ovr ytnr in adrmue Five new subscribers sent with one remittance at 100 per year each Trial subscription cents per month All foreign subscription postpaid 200 per ycear MAKE ALL money orders drafts checks etc payable to JAMES E HUGHES Lexington Ky as tliU will facilitate collection ADVERTISING RATES ALL ADVERTISEMENTS of whatsoever character cepted will be published at the rate of 100 per Inch per month unless by special contract when bigdonand all advertisements offnrprt GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to tho Blade will be at the expiration of the term for which the scription has been paid up in advance The address slip on the paper subscriptionBba the date of expiration of numbers or numbers omitted will be sent asked for upon rene al In case of discontinuance SHOULD ANY SUlISCRIDERchao his or her uddrew aavlse this oUce giving both old and new ant the Blade will be sent to the new address aa desired THE OFFICri of publication of the Blade is at 126128 North Limestone Street Lexington Kentucky to which all Freethinkers will be given a hear welcome IlIK BLADE is entered at the Vostoflke at acln t Kentucky as second class mailing matter inADDRESSGRASS BLADE P O Box 393 Lexington a Go right ahead No need to be in a harry One second ntis spent is forever lost Prayer ami faith dout count for much in busi less No mUll ever got a loan on the uuctuosity of his umeu We arc trying to squeeze the moans and gro ns out of human life put in by the Christian religf It is a mighty poor Sabbath that could be desee rated by peddling hokeypokey and popcorn t J ii t Isnt it sad so many are bud When we could all he good if we only would Ijii lritillf The Blade never dreamed t wits so near until a Presbyterian preacher called at its office simply to find fault e However loud the selfmade man may boast his work he usually turns his son over to so college to mike a man of him When the orthodox Christian stands face to face with the worlds sin and its shame he must have pleasant thoughts concerning godIWhen Blade delivers its message of gludC tidings and great joy it wants a fellow mortal feel as if he drawn the capital prize in a lott and not to treat the message as though it were aJ protested draftce The Christian faith is the bastard spawn of the imps of darkness and must perish with the eom of the dawn There is now no valid reason for existence und the law of social as well as of physi chI evolution mikes it imperative that the useless and unfit should perish front the earth chIfown way they would inaugurate a religious lovej feast by terrorizing and penalizing the tmbelie vethis in the none of god a loving Christ and the fed erathe iiiconstitution American citizenship can see the through a different telescope and Freethought will never be throttledII We care never a copper cent where u man or man get their theology from so Tong as they refraint from trying to force it upon others ii get it from the Pope or DalaiLama from J Calvin or Joseph Smith it is all the sonic to What we to is their effort to mix anitn Give the clergy plenty of rope and if they have fr sufficient sense to tic a knot they will inevitably hang themselves and the Blade will have a chanebi to attend the obsequies One Lexington preac is quoted as actually complaining that his Sun collections are not large enough and the next time he got less This we take it was a polite request it to resign If all the signs arc correctly interpretedlireligious und political worlds are bordering upon chaos and it must not be forgottenh that from chaos new worlds have come The productive power of labor having been multiplied time workman continues at very death grips with the arejj J pointed to a bible These produce unhealthy con ditions for both preachers and politically i LUWI THE CHURCH AND LABOR DAYI Few persons ever saw a pickpocket at work a a rule pickpockets do not advertise their doings and announce in advance that they intend to ck a certain at a ccrtnin time lluverlndof course and by reasons thereof the thcif h detected promptly arrested and punished In some respects the modern Christian Ch ireh occupies precisely the snore attitude as the pro fessional pickpocket It is forever on the alcr for sonic popular notion or fancy soil once it st ikes root in the public mind becoming acceptable the church pounces upon it like n hungry anaconda and surreptitiously steals it claiming the project as her own and then seeks to utilize it by convert it to its own profits and advantage Not so very long ago the National Congre acted a new law establishing what is Imo Labor Day making it a legal holiday and de it as a cln which labor that is or thaedlooked askance It was fearful that the day iotacjijiluct iiig a national holiday and the church gave encouragement In a little while Labor strafed the fact that it could hold and Labor Day with bulb decorum and decency tool then it was that the church began to devise mid means whcrcu it steal the holi wingtyagonsome of the linger cities what was known bor Day Sunday which is so placed as upon the Sunday immediately following Day upon which all the toilers are fondly to flock into the churches und listen to a mmi upon the orthordox heaven and the orttoaox hell Anxious to get all it can out of the lion and eventually turn Labor Day unto theology lieu Charles Stelzle writing in tad and Presbyter of Cincinnati urges the univer gensulatlopwouupon place one year ago and says Central laborunions puss resolutions to church in a body In ninny cases they met iu then hulls and marched in procession to the lurchtod Preachers were invited to repent the addressesto hisDiordeiegate plan met with hearty indorsement labor omen who paapecitilmen choirs assisted in the service For tie tilt some Christian workingmen came out in th lurchmembers as they invited their fe the laboriueeting in their churches SomeTjkiT isters discovc id the great opportunity ilS1lOpSvited to adurcss Labor duy assemblies war hasmaojthcestablished department of church and lauor1pI tlLalJo1t is authorized to celebrate by law was not e b lisped by or through the church No tti euuettrtofofcry servz was glurchtogether in a body They would not attend chili Just as Mahomet went to the mouiituiiis sueitsthe gether and to carry on its propaganda inn fin ofn established what it is pleased to call a Li Sunday Will any laborer who attended any of gt am tinlfitrounds of daily toil any easier Has tim number of working hours Does it increased wages Has it made the relation his employer any brighter or better If it hnsae uinjong of these things one or any of them tl has profited to that extent But the real qui been ItCCOnqlishctY0 t wi not why did not the church gins fil rertuso wr laborers pocket for the d edification of the preachers The churclM to steal the glory of Labor Day but itHj not neveriend tins oriiibull blc 1y derides tacticsway Ill t diff create and to which it remained indifferent told pcrcieved that it was destined to attain fitngltting cess which the church itself was utterly realize onusbefore Ilikcnedaccomplished by other TRAIN THE YOUTH FOR LIFE ban There is a constantly growing conviction r the y c01llpelIin the lUS while htllllllonholOll the pupil is Wllsicd from the parent to tench the child so little that fits him for catnip a livlihood as he roaches a more mature age While no sensible person questions the value of lhat elementary instruction which lays a basis not only broad enough for higher education hut also citizenshilas there is a steadily increasing number who insist that the training which goes to fit one to earn his dailythe bread is not nccessarilly a whit inferior in its mental stimulus and value to those studies which deal with more abstruse and purely nenden citrIClets It is essential that the child of poverty shall the proper industrial training the ability to earnIt its and to contribute to the support of dc Ipendent kin This much is essential to indcpend theInfruit of the schools a taste for the higher as against the lower and a comprehension of the real joys t conic to intelligence only then we have bc Asfawlsmany boys either with ambitions that they cannot withoutfinalaliserveustrial training a factor in completing their pitiable plight titdayo prollFohas o11ohtfuith tentli9lttntcut into other portions of the coon Y many large towns and cities are so modifying their merelylrp ma3clobrly pubeyhat educatcors have before tlioni as t problem for the exercise of their keeust facul tis is how to give a child his elementary indus cultivationtlttclltlcase It is clear to all that the youth nuts j0 grapple with real life problems in any oil under no circumstances be made to f schooling is a sort of detached lever intobyssed into a memory a child to follow a life of ease Deduce the best that is in himu Conflicts and con thunlOw Ll tJn n avor lilt con dditions said that it a sthcmeeting and twister to g of difficulties that made the best eau cited the saying of Thiicidides that e very uchallkc but he turns out be been educated in the sharpest school A life ease free from responsibilities disappointments even losses lacks a right sense of value The who makes more of laying up n fortune for children than of laying the deep foundations ofa useful life is simply preparing n handicap isCfPRACTICEa fnloshould be orious privilege to be salm11utimesplaying the part of the persecuted he prefers to of persecutor und vent his pious wrath upon stratbutLcIcheaper and easier than put He thou into practice To this there ure thou who have suffered the pangs causcdby Chris on Otllem other malice envy and hatred Thetta are ofthe first traits to be negaieassur syslif1wagging and at last the unsuspecting vistim Just toys llYpoI quest manhood Declare that belief in pious hypocrisy is ir Mr for you and you are branded as a social out ho thatbeeSIItihonesty the Christian world it if it is oneagainst their pretensions of faithmoreInsteadof giving encouragement to high mentalityintelligent effort the whole worldit unless it be directed Men toward the truth they tench error and damn the truth per impulses it is hardly uttered train VOTING hereIstlllleitroyIto measure the purpose thatrelative strength of the godno god parties TJieBlade boy has no means back JJJ W of knowing whether its correspondent is actually n Komiish Priest hot that is immaterial to the ifiHiie suggested Being a priest would not alter the result and not being n priest would never change a fact Suppose a vote could be taken on such n goes tion and suppose the majority aye tilt big major iv voted in the affirmative meaning thereby that they did believe in the existence of godwhat would that prove It would not prove gods exist ence us a fact siiifply that a larger number of persons voting preferred to believe than to dig theissueate expression of the beliefs and disbeliefs of the people Many a timid man or woman would be getuuluced to vote for god instead of against himt because they actually believed but publiccwhoml1avcly be driven to the polls and urea of business anx ious to play upon the religious sentiments of the people would also vote with the majority as naeaus of business grace and favor On the other lined ifa majority were shown to favor a belief in god it does not follow that the lllJority would be right Majorities are not proof oftJist error For centuries those of the Chrisatl UI faith were in a hopeless minority Were the mujoritinquisitorial horrors aided in the spread of Chris 0tiunitnce ln putter it became the tyrant over the minor those who refuses to profess a belief in the were put to fire and sword If there is a god and the Christian religion wore a direct emanation etcrnalollgeandLcbcalcausing propaganda in that fashion The as ofschoolearly training have much to do with the beliefs and disbeliefs of the race It is a diffi mindnmanifest even hmnn Freethinkers who disbelieving in god still cling to many of the church notions and formulas and strive to a degree o1gnnizationeithcr Ifttocasewereeelremainarrange mcanland ignorance Intelligent persons would either vote Ignorson god with a thanthanm by the- OvilLjJ ttaw u w wufiuu vua laUfished ahu t its it was written the editor having intclentiougodmengoostor whatsoever Beliefs or disbeliefs do not make gods Nor canthey unmake what isreally Should the vote betaken as suggestedtee venture the assertion thatCatholic 1ricsttimid his colnborers in vineyardsthe Lord would be astonished at the number isrvoting in the of the proposition WHY PEACE MISSIONS FAIL onlyfailuresOthers methods ofacquiring a permanent peacemet with similar results as that attendingHague While the martini spirit is inculcated in the boymade a part of his early training as it were men fightosc dcmonRtrationRabbiof New York who has just returned fromwhither he had been on a mission of pencewas not sent as a delegate to representsection or class of the American any people lie wenthis own hook and words cultic back emptyhanded In upplaloflian imuiufacturcrstoy weapons It was put aside with a plaintive ITc cannot blame the Deutsch Theyed him that they were simply obeyingpositive law of supply und demand in n that depict military life nnd militaryspletifor as soon as the demand for them censes themanufacturers will comply with the Rabbis reand stop the manufacture Otherwise it is different From this it would Lcv seem that the Rev dcotefor the German small manufacturers assured himthe United States was the best markethe had adopted the latter plan the Rabbihave law a great chance If there is bauble that pleases American smith any bopthan another it is n toy soldier which as theRnhhicxpluiuR stir within him a martialtoo for that spirit matter are moved by similarHud it is allu matter of education orIhu1llelJtssluiJbloodruneis a nod scramble for quickened and the pomp and circumof war As with men so it is with boystoy weapon may be used to maim or desso much the better in holders opinionmay deplorable but it is true The boyrap fora gun that does not shoot cares or a knifewill not whittle a stick The Americanin so far as destructiveness small goes is a throwto primeval man It will take t many genera 1JJld Ill iiii 4r 1 lions of culture to revise hint Peace congresses limy come and peace conferences may go but the American smell boy will still remain with one fist doubled up and one forefinger pointing to the chip on his shoulder No doubt there would be less bloodshed in the next generation if we could cultivate in him a taste for civilian dolls and gilt edged books that tel him how the good little boy died and wen to heaven before a wicked world had corrupted him The average boy docs not wish to die on sucl- teriius When he gets a little older in years he i willing to die if you place a flag over him art him with a rifle and send him to the front whit a band plays Now Rabbi Levy knows why his peace mission failed and he knows that all such peace missions will fail so long as man remains in his presen environments The email boy will continue to like toy soldiers and he would not surrender one of them for a dozen wood or tin images showing tl Hague Peace Conference in session CANONIZATION OF MURDER Freethinkers have frequently urged that the foundations of militant Christianity were laid in blood in human agony suffering and tortures nn that as a faith of religious pretensions it has beet the greatest enemy to civilization the world Mias ever known In making such an assertion theyare not far wrong Beginning with the shedding of the blood of its man god as a moans of vicar ptttVest strength from the Roman Emperor Constantin e about the year 320 To the reign of this inhuman monster mast be referred the actual beginning of those dark dismal and heartbreaking times known as the dark which all efor iiwnStheopening to power of the Greek It was a transi tion from one form of religion and poli Justother It established the first real union n church and state anti put a cruel and ambitious man on the throne of power K Many Christians ignorant of the real risevand growth of their religious system ascribe toC6n stantine the most blessed and sacred memory No other reason can he found for this feeling ofaaora tion than that the priests combined to tndfiiinv t in the public mind to paint him as a sainjwofthy their adoration and praise and this houiwas for latter day preachers to fall into the Mote blwi der and teach it as a truth Were but thetirutiito he told Christians would cease to honor th fialem OJof such a wretch and their faith in the m propagated hy hun would undergo atiever Iti For a true description of tthe character stllntinc we rtI1t the fo1101nr vor ti John W Drapers Intellectual Development f Europe On page 279 Vol 1 he says After Constantine had murdered his son Cri spus his nephew Licinius and had suffocated in a steam bath his wife Fausta to whom he had been married twenty years and was the mother of three of his sons the public abhorrence of his crimes could bo no longer concealed A pasquinade com paring his reign to that of Nero was affixed to the palace gate The guilty emperor in the first burst tragedyware of the Roman populace who had thus isulted MintThinkof it He whom the Christian church has canonized and now worships as asaint of inunacu late virtue anti purity actually committed three tie liberate murders by his own hand in order to en hance his political power and in spite of his pro fession of Christianity he refused it is recorded to be baptized preferring to wait until he was at the near approach of death when he declared ho could better atone for all his crimes at one time Just as ecclesiastics have made their entire system hinge upon the alleged conversation of Constant- ins mid the national establishment of Christianity in Route under him so they must accept the guilty consequences of his crimes and in the end admit that at the best the Christian Church cattle into power through murder bloodshed and violence From all this it will be seen that the Christian church cause to power through Jio socalled mira culous agency Prior to the treachery of Constan tine the few Christian enthusiasts who had as I sumed themselves to be the elect of god were dri ven and hunted from pillar to post as creatures to be despised and unfit for the association of honor able men When the change came and Rome came Christian when the church ruled by an apos taey liberty was turned to license and lust ran riot in the blood Innumerable abuses arose One controversy followed another It was an age of conflict and doubt Terror abounded and amid such scenes of riot and revolt the Christian church was placed upon the pinnacle of power in Europe No Christian if he be honest cnn find glory or honor in such an origin for his church Tho work of the priest has been to hide these truths front the people to decry all histories dealing with them to proscribe all attempts at investigation to leery honest thought to threaten with punish mont dire all who questioned the truth of such tales as the church might see fit to give out and as t result the devout believer knows so little of the history of his church that he is ready even toilay to defend the personal character of its founder and repeat a mass for the salvation of his soul In stead of bringing light and peace into the world Constantine brought darkness and death He was in truth the fulfillment of the declaration of its alleged Christ that ho had not come to bring peace into the world but a sword Ponce was is now and always will be an unknown element tJNy i wherever the Christian church can exercise slightest power or authority Its history iiinpli proof of that fact Its policy to rule or mu bus held the nice bark in every progressive move Hotter for the race today had Christianity never hion known s BIBLEt11he Hindu hits given publication to an article evidentssome anmtcnr nn a n giea an ancient city of which mention is made in the Bible asserts that it has obliterated the question mark a pagets The habit of such writers if habit it may r poeit relates the creation exodus deluge and other remarkable exents it alleges to have transpired at a certain or fixed time and by the simple unearthing of the remnant of some town or building a biblical name is conferred upon it and preposterous claims made in its behalf and upon them the as sumption is made that the Bible to that extent must be true This is not the real issue in regard to the inerrancy of the Bible All critics will ad mit that in sonic instances the bible makes refer once to places of actual existence but in other in stances its references are wholly without the slight est foundation in feet and consists of so much guess work upon the part of the writer As a divinely inspired book bible should ho absolutely without error It should bo strictly accurate in matters of history location geography geology astronomy and in all branches of science Many other in stances arc at hand wherein the Bible is too extra vagant in its claims td bo regarded as true and upon examination is known to be false The find ing of one city town village or buildings doe not touch the root of the question for it is a known fact that conuminitics existed towns and cities est ablished governments in vogue long before the bible creation Suppose for the sake of the argument that the city recently unearthed was once occupied by the Amoriics That dues not prove the bible cosmog tony to he true It docs not prove the bible crea lion to be true nor does it prove that mUD came Provt3 in their behalf The only issue with the higher critics is concerning those doctrinal assumptions At best the alleged discovery pertains to a matter tdl history and has nothing to do with the alleged episode in Eden It has no bearing upon the mighty issues of life and death the whence an- thowhcrc d o the race It does not touch the doc fijSastiun rW hns nothing to gain by such moth It floes not affect the theology of the bible and can only re er to its geography Taking the article from any viewpoint it is 1u an effort to dodge real issues and having discovered a fact contort it to make it fit other sup posed facts hitherto without proof or support The Christian world has notring to gain by such meth ods They demonstrate the utter weakness of the cause that has to depend upon them They reveal the helplessness of the entire system sell like a bass jumping at a fly they pounce upon every bit of gossip that has the slightest tendency to aid them in their work of enslaving the human mind No discovery leas or can be made that will con vince thinking people that the bible is not the merest fiction made up of allegory and oriental imagery No thinker pretends to believe all the bible records of the supposed doings of men and gods Some of these records are childish and idioti- in the extreme No god would countenance them much less inspire them to be written and preserved laces of men lived died and faded from tho worlds history long before Adam is said to have been made from lust by the hand of an almighty cretitor The American continent huts furnished abiding places for such races long since extinct and it is no unreasonable presumption that the cast furishes many examples of a similar character India Egypt and portions of the African conti nent under honest explorations have made many startling revelations in this respect and there is no longer any doubt in the minds of the students of archeaology that the entire Christian system in eluding old and now testament had its origin in ancient India The Christian world must furnish stronger and more convincing proofs before it will be able to silence the criticism that is now being launched against its dogmas and doctrines charityGiveRockefellers magnificent monuments to his own sweet memory Jessie James and other marauders were somewhat noted for their generosity but they never pretended that the giving away ofa small percentage of their swag transformed them from disreputable footpads into seraphs feathered with angels wings The ehurch hits no longer a divine message from on high It is but a fashionable pulpiteering to minister to languid minds to cultivate fads and flaunt fine feathers Still lower in the scale comes bnltnnt blackguardism by professional revivalists who with the ignorance of an ape united with the presumption of a book peddler preach under the dateinBlessed is the man who does not claim to be tint only authorized laud agent for the New Jerusalem li j c 4 TMANS GROWTH REQUIRED Millions of Years to Bring Him His Present StateThe Lie Given Christian Chronology GREAT CHANGES COMING IN TH ECHURCH By Ernest Hncckol Under n Berlin date line the news broadcastIof the principles given by the Great German scientists and philosopher It is all the more remarkable that Amer lean newspapers of refute would give the article prominence at It sounds the death knell of the Christian re ligion Ernest Haeckel philosopher artist zoologist botanist student of the primp fuse of all things and called the grand old mart of Germany says that his ancestors were apes This ancestry moreover he says ex tends to all mankind To fellow this Darwinian belle held by Hauckel leads to the destruction of the basic belief of Christianity but he combats the thcologlst with logic hnalytlcal and dissecting And he dissects inn literal sense for this man of science takes bone by bone muscle by muscle of man and a1 and compares their functions and similarity In peeing his arguments of the great pnthropological problem Haeck el takes a fling at Christianity nnatomlcasclrtrcs is truth virtue and beauty these are the foundation of his re ligion Hae kel with the thoroughness that has c mracterlzed his work whether sketc Ing in the Argean Islands or study ig flowers in Corsica traces the n in from the cells through the vertol ae to the quadrupeds are after all he says quad reped with two pairs of legs Apes the Master Beast Ann yazng tho mammalia Haeckel arrive at what he calls the prl mates the master beasts the apes Tot ils class of primates he says bolo g the halt apes the real apes nndd nan All three agree iu many linpor not particularities and the eas ily dl tingulshed from all other mam malia ihelribrig legs for 3netance were used originally for climbing handstassist in the same arboreal exercises and these are protected by nails The teeth the build of the skull the formation of the brain are all differ ent from the rest of the mamalla Man is a primate an ape Man has every characteristic of the genuine ape Our desent has taken a million of years lint there it at last There is more difference be tween some of the anthropoid apes and tho ourang than there Is between the ourang and man Whats the use of mincing matters he asks Comparative anatomy presents to the unprejudiced investigator the Ibpro andcof the men apes are not only in the highest degree alike but are In all essentials the same The same 200 bones In the same order and setting the slime 300 muscles causing the slime movements The same hair covers the skin of both The same group of gangllop cells in the brains of both The same four clmambered heart The same pumping of the blood The same 32 teeth ordered in the same fashion The same spit tle liver and Intestine glands produc ing tho same process of digestion Apes as Singers Tho sound made by some apes is he said physiologically considered the forerunner of human speech Aud among existing anthropods there Is In an Indian variety which is oven mu slcal singing in pure and melodious halftones and compassing an octave The unprejudiced philologist has no longer any doubt that our highly de veloped language Is simply the final link of the chain which had its ginning with tho Imperfect mouth ings of our pliocene npeancestors Harckel says that man should not bo ashamed of tho fact that in his family tree will be found limbs to which apes are hanging but says the great development rather should be a source of pride And tho German scientist sees still greater advance ments for ho says In another mil lion years man will have risen as nigh above man of today as we of today are above the pliocene man Hostile to Christianity Haeckel is uncompromising in his hostility to the traditional forms of Christianity and in fact to all forms of reyealed religion This has brought to hint honest hatred of the orthodox ecclesiastics In one sweeping assertion jHaeckel makes his answer as follows JL IUUULULUJ In tho regions of tstronomy and geology in tho wide territories of chemistry and physics no can bo found any longer who speaks of a moral ordering of the world or who believes any longer in a personal God whoso hand wisdom and intelll gence have ordered all things Haeckel is a strong peace advocate and declares that the attitude of the powers is demonstrative of the hypo crisy of loving world of Provl deuce He declares that tho number of crimes disasters and trend of pre suntday living show thero is no mor al ordering of the world religlothe says because of th dignity of the service This he compares to Christian word juggling and noisy music Church of the Future Haeckel sees a great change in the church of the future We will uso some of the old customs Christmas will be for us the winter solstice the feast ot tit John the summer solstice Easter will be the resurrection e nature from Its long sleep Michael mas tthe close of the summer Sunday the day of rest will remain as such but instead of cultivating on that day some mystic faith it will bo a day for the spreading of knowledge The churches will not be filled with the pictures of the smuts and wit crucifixes they will be ornamented with artistic representations from the Inexhaustible storehouses of natur And In place of the high altar there 1will be a Urania which will show the movements of the Celestial bodies and at the same time the omnipotence of the eternal substance law I Haeckel says his ambition now is 1to build a Darwinian museum to col lect all that would tend to the doctrines of selection and evolution SOME BOOK REVIEWS Continued from Fourth Page Prof Lombroso criminalsunder similar couditions Catholics and Protestants are in the majority D Israeli reiigiobegins The Procession of the Planets nHiLibaMlshould study not read It is a yIbut never got time to read it Since there is tyJthtaijr monKs the idea of grandeur so the starry heavens there can contemplation of thought asso dated with more of the wondrous an dthatsublime Astronomy therefore always makes fandsuperstition With this knowledge is no great for more wisdo or information to confute and utterly reduce to fragments the Ecclesiastical claims of creation Astronomy solves magazinebascdcity Liberals are not as well posted on this science as they should be I advise the reading and study of Healds book It gets right down to primary principle so that a boy or beginner may contprehensmveformation of worlds their expansion contraction relation to suns moons nnd final destiny The book is original and unique besides being well illustra ted rich in information an clear and fascinating in expression It will tend to lead the mind to contemplation of the beauty of the most wonderful IIourWhat sight more entrancing thant when golden day puti on his robes of night and buttons his burning bosom with besilveredstars What sight so wonderful as blue depths of a midnight sky full ofsilent suns landing thick as dewdrops in cWhatpreting heavens physiognomies of con hugebulksjewelling azure vaults in royal realms remote and keep their shining stations far far beyond our fancys farthest lights getInknow more of the monstrous worlds that cross and recnm each others paths as they wheel and spin between you and infinity Persistent SuperstitionCIn title of soon appear from the pen of Dr T J profoundthoughtthe Blade are familiar Dr Bowles is now contributing fifty articles on this subject in his leading home paper The Muncie Star which has a daily circu latiou of 60000 They have attracted such notice at his home that the de publishedin vForthe flag of Frcethought flying in Muncie He made his share of sacrifices but through it all maintained a manhood and character and influence which has ever commanded the respect not only of the people but of the press as well It is the crowning glory of his career that the press of his own city should give him space for the publication of his radical views and the readers of the Blade know with what a Phil fightIThe Doctor has requested that I writeaan introduction for it and I will bo proud to do so 1 fU L I 1 If tJJ JThe Futur Life The Future Life is the title of a book just out iiud published by its author oingleton Water lAuis editor of tho Humanitarian Iteview Los Angeles This book has appeared in serial form in the lleview In my opinion it takes rank with the f best thought of tho times on the subject and Mr Davis has made a name and fame for himself in the thinking world Every conceivable phase of this mys terious subject from Athiosm on down through Dciini Agnosticism Christian ity Spiritualism Psychic Research even to the latest claim of weighing the rrsoul is treated in the clearest scientificymanner My impression on was that all that is known on this sub nject up to date is told here It is a fortification behind which the thinks may feel himself becure and I look for exceptionalbookceptioually tine analytical mind The Philosophy of Ingersoll Ingersolls brain was a storehouse of pyrotechnics forever going off in the gallery of imagery and uursting into p a myriad brilliantly variegated stars Most of those brilliant pyrotechnics f hove been compiled into a book with the above title by Vcre boldthwaito Cotbust production of the bookmakers art and a lilting cover for the jewellcU thoughts within Our old friend and Liberal warhorse N F Griswold of Merideu Connecticut has distributed several hundred of this book among libraries It is especially adapted to libraries as Christians will quotedhelastic lectures nnd many therefore will be led to a better knowledge of the linesel a gem purest ray severe Blade The Blade is doing finely and is ter than over New and brilliant con tributors are giving it new life It is not quite so racy ns it used to be and miss the letters of friends but the space perhaps is better utilized with solid arguments it lacks the cuss Ieused to indulge in more decent and respectable if not sul phurous and spicy as when he and I cut such n wide swath in its columns The principalobject should be a paper lesstfor the entertainment of freethinkers and more for the winning and con version of Christians and this the Blades brilliant editor is giving us I hope Liberals will hoM fast to it and give it their enthusiastic support- I havent time to write for itmuch and regret that have to pass by so many good things that are nows of the greatest importance to Liberals and which should be brought out The trend towards Liberalism is simply phenom phenomenal The Socialist movement today in the interest of what is called common humanity is doing more to ffnllling while that of the church is thinning it will never realize half of its it is going to change the govern meat of mankind all over the world WSfSEHtf To many friends who write us asking to hear from us in the Blade will say my interest is as good as ever but the little time I have to spare must be given to my book of verse if I ever it out have had much sickness threatenedf goodmfind me in fight Must Have the Blade f James E HughesitiI am located here for a short time t x longer about two weeks more So I will send you fifty centy for back numbers of the Blade commencing with the first Issue of April 1007 up to the present issue on receipt of this letter I am very anxious to know what going on In the Ireethought world s and the Blade will Inform me a I expect to start for the National Park In about two weeks will go through with teams and camp out we expect to be gone a month I have been In sight of the moun tk tains all summer only about tenrmiles away plenty snow up there yet If there is any of that fifty cents i left keep it for I will be send for more Blades sometime 1j Very respectfullyJ Austinc From a Well Wisher James E Hughes I see by my paper that I just gotsrthis week Dated Juno a headed Von An Important ase mid also that it may be pub llshed in book form Bro Henry r Kembel was in this p m and wished me to send you for him and to say to you that he had a stroke of s Parallsls and could not write so got me to write for him He wants ont of l the Books and when ready will send enough more to pay for it and I also send for same purpose hope it bo put in book form Bro Kembel thinks everything of the B ll and he reads lot for ho is alone most of the time as his wife died this spring and left him and one son and ho is mighty dry most of theytime but it wont last long as ho I think A little line from you would cheer him up greatly as he thinks you are just all O pubIIshcdstruggle- L t C HOXSIE ttf J It jiII r f Err WORLDS Continued From Page One Lord Is perfect converting tho soul Psalms 199 For the heart of the people Is waxed gross and their cars are dull of hearing and their eyes have they closed lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts should be converted and I should heal them Except ye ho converted and become ns lltle children ye shall not enter Into the kingdom of heaven Matthew 183 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted Into thee Joy In heaven over ono sinner converted turned back to the church No we have no church It Is tho Lords church Oh that tho preachers his hops cardinals and pope could turn back to God and his son Jesus Christ and be converted from mens creeds to the only Christ and bo converted from mens names to tho name by which the Lord calls all his children Christians and he converted from r men given names for tho assembly to the Bible name Tho Church at Rome Corinth etc and be converted from ceremonies dogmas and doc trines names not in the Bible to obey what the bible says In plain words and be converted from trusting in numbers to trust In God only and be converted from joining mens churches to Joining the Lord only and bo con verted from organizing sects and Ie nomlnatlonsto help the Lord build his one church and become united to convert the world to Christianity in the soulInstead of trying to unite on any mans headreligion or creed confessions or discipline other than the Bible and be converted to recog tile the fruits of the spirit as the only tests of Christian and church fellow ship Armenian massacres and Chinese Boxers slaughtering ol missionaries and their converts will continue until England and America are converted from trying to build a hundred igions of men on one bible Even the heathen know that the allwise God ot love and goodwill to men has not taught or sent missionaries to establish twenty or a hundred different contending religions on the one Bible which he has given us And they will continue to drive us out or slaughter us until we go only in the one name of Jesus Christ Let English and r American religionists haste to be con sNMrwvnrtr1 to ClirJstfl test of fellowship ye shAll know them and fellowship c them by their fruits love joy peace etc and cease to make headtheology the test of fellowship nowhere cn joined in the Bible Let missionary societies send only Christianity as stated in Bible words let then speak the same things words that the Holy Ghost speaketh Until missionary socletiess are thus converted It Is worse than use less to send missionaries t3be massacred Oh God we pray thec convert England and Amer- Ica from mens head religions to Christianity In the soul sa that the world can be converted The proper candidate for nap tlsm is that Intelligent disciples who Is gladly willing to confess his faith lu Christ as his only Lord and Savior Repent and bo baptized lIe thatI belleveth and Is baptized Infants can not believe or repent Brother Saul the Lord path sent me that thou mightest receive thy sights and bo flllled with holy Ghost1 and he re ceived sight forthwith and arose and was baptized Acts 17 Why tarriest thou arise and bd baptized Can any man forbid water that these should not be baptized which have received the holy ghost as well as we1 Acts 47 Jf thou bollcvcst with all thy heart affections thou niayest Acts 8 37 4 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees conic to his baptism he said unto them 0 genera tlon of vipers who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come BringI forth therefore fruits meet for repent ance Matthew 3 The love of God shed abroad in our hearts by tho holy ghost given us Romans Born ngahna now ceraturo in Christ Know ye not that so many of us were baptized into vlx unto on to in recognition of Christ were tizedI Into respect to his lentil Therefore we are burled with him by baptism into death that like us Christ was raised up from the dead by the Glory of tho Father oven so we also should walk In newness of IffeRomalls 2 Tho proper administration In baptism Is he who has been called ot hallIoth We are your servants for Jesus teaks Whatsoever ho does doing It thelt no faith In Baptism whatsoever Is not of faith unconvertedrRrk 4 t r that you had a blinding sunstroke as sheriff judge of court governor or president that Is authorized to baptize but only the called and ordained minister of Christ Tho ceremony In the name by tho authority of the Father Son and Holy Ghost baptizing them not In our human names or In the name or authority of our church or our demonl nation nor baptizing In the name of Christ The commission does not say Into the name minister can not baptize Into the name God places the members In tho body as fit hath pleased him God glveth the crease Into a spiritual body a holy priesthood a spiritual building Tho trio mode of Baptism Yol nines have been written to no profit In regard to the Interpretation of the Greek preposition els variously translated In King James version as In Into etc- Rather read tho narratives of bal tismal scenes and see what tho scrip tures say as to where they were and as to what mode was practiced Each narrative does not say where the went to baptize or where they were nor what they did to baptize but whcreevcr It is stated where they went or came to It was where there was much water as in Enon near Salem for there was much Water there John was baptizing the people In the river Jordan when Jesus came to him and was baptized and went up straightway out of tho water not qut of the valley of Jordan nor n brookJordan rot out of Jordan river bed but out of the water and the heavens were opened and a voice from heaven spoke not disapproving- or displeased but well pleased In this mode Matthew 1017 Philip and the eunuch came to a certain water between Jerusalem and Gaze See on your map three rivers between Jerusalem and Onza all empty into tho Mediterranean Sea but rise In the mountains of Judea They went down both Into the water both Philip and the eunuch and he baptized him Acts 8 38 Again they spake unto him the Jailer the word of the Lord and to all that were in his house And he took them tho same hour of the night and washed their stripes and was baptized ho and all his straightway And when he had brought them Into his house he set meat before them Acts It 33 They had gone out treycouldment Then answered Peter can anymnnI forbid water that these should not be baptized which have received the Holy GhostliSwel1 as wetncts10 47 Did this question refer to a refusal to bring in water to baptize by sprinkling or pouring water on thom No It does nqt say bring In water There is no instance recorded- In the Bible that John Christ or any of his apostles nr followers fiver poured or sprinkled water on any one for baptism until over 250 years after Christ ascended to heaven Wherever- It Is stated what was done for tism while they were In tho water it srfys we are burled with him by baptism burled In baptism bodies washed planted in the likeness of his death etc Jesus said follow e do as do Ho was baptized In tho river Jordan but once and In but ono mode Hence there is hue one mode authorized by Christ or his apos ties Let those who change the ordln anccs saying a drop Is as good as an ocean try only a drop when ever thrlsty or to wash their faces or bodies Why quibble and follow men Instead of following ChrIst Baptism is not sprinkling neither Is sprinkling called baptism anywhere In the Now Testament or by any classic writer of that IlCrlodI5 Tho object of baptism For what purpose are wo baptized Do you say It does not make a person any beter It Is a plain command all admit therefore by obeying It a person Is more obedient and better than not to obey and persist in obedience Is dlsobed ence sin Yes So obedience Is tism Is an answer to a good science toward God and saves us from the sin of disobedience We are baptized to obey Gods command and follow Chrlsts example Saul why tarriest thou be baptized and wash nyaw thy sins I imagine Saul said Brother Ananals I have been repenting and praying throe days and nights Christ suffered and rose from the dead that repentance and remission of sins might be preached and you called be Brother Saul as you came here you have prayed for me that I might receive my sight and receive my sight and be filled with the Holy You said the Lord sent you that I might receive my sight and be t filled with the Holy Ghost In swer to your prayer the scales have fallen from my eyes and I am so happy so filled with Joy and a holy love of good and hatred of my sins which are out of my heart that I feel the witness In mo that for rev pentancc God has forglnen mo Wliero hi may my sins bo washed away from tho outsldo of my body Ananias Oh t 1 t IttlW 1 no the citizens of Damascus heard you were coming Into tho city which soared you so much that you have neither eaten nor slept for three days and nights It was a close call but they do not know what you heard tho Lord say they do not know oi yours repentance and conversion from the life of persecuting the Christians unto becoming n Christian yourself Your record Is a terrible record of hold fig the clothes of the men that stoned Stephen to death and your trips to strange foreign cities binding mm and women and bringing them to Jerusalem to bq punished and perhaps tilled for being follower by Christ Why tarry be baptized Then they will say See there Is Saul being baptized Has ht gone over to these Christians Yes he has Well for what Is he being plunged under tho water such n simple thing for a man as well educted as he Why ho wants to prove to you that he Is In earnest and wants you to let his former life of sinful persecu tlon be washed away from your mem orles Let bygones ho bygones Forgive him his past sins and by being baptized he covenant to wall In newness of life And ho did walk In a new life and a new name Thu great apostle Paul counted all things loss that ho nigh gain eternal life God pardons sins for repentance men pardon our sins when they see us baptized std walk in newness of life Jesus was known as a carpenter be for his baptism After baptism In was known as tho son of God Bap thou announces that we are jn ono that wo will live a new life There are forty passages In New Testament promising pardon or sins justlficntlon or salvation without Ie before baptism In water a baptism of the Inner mUi thin soul In belief repentance mill faith The love of God Is shied aiiroai In our hems by the Holy Ghost which Is given unto usRomans By our heavenly Father who giveth tho Holy Spirit to them that ask him Every one that askctn recelyeth that askelli lindcth There is no Bible command to sprinkle pour or Immerse ndtlts or Infants and to pray 0 Lordthat this child may be delivered m wrath caused by Adams sin That repentance mid remission of sins should be preached In lift name among nil nations Luke As many as received him t them gave he power to become the sons of lftsnamethe will of man but of qodJohn 12 Whosoever belleveth in hbn shall not perish but leave everlasting life John 316- They that have done good unto resurrection of lifeJohn b 29 That they also might po sanctified through the truthJohn It shall come to pass that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be savedActs 21 Be baptized overwhelmed In the name of Jesus Christ for remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost not pardon Acts 38 Love of GodSee Romans 5IRepent and bo converted thntI your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from presence of the LordActs 19 A savior for to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of slnsActsI- i Receive thy sight and he filled with the Holy Ghost before baptism Acts 17 In every nation he that fearelh him and worketh righteousness Is accepted with him Acts 35 To him gave all tho prophets ness that throught his name whoso over belleveth In him shall receive remission of sins Acts 10 43 Bo baptized which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we received the Holy Ghost before ha- ptleniActs 47 Through this man Is preached unto you the forgiveness of sin and by him all that believe are justified from all thlngsActs 38 39 And put no difference between us and them purifying their hearts by faith Acts 15 9 kept back nothing I taught yon publicly and from louse to house ward God and faith Jesus Christ Acts rcpentanJto Receive forgiveness by faith that is In meActs 26 18 See with eyes and hear with ears and understand with hearts and should bo converted and should heal IThrough do clare his righteousness for lIo mission of sins that nro past =Ro mans 25 That he might bo just an the justifier of him that believes in Jesus Romans By what law of works Nabutby the law of faith Romans 27 God Imparteth righteousness Vlth jtNIioi In the gall of bitterness and in tho Therefore being justified by faith we have peace through our Lord Jesu- sChrlstRomans1i Being now justified by his blood wo shall be saved from wra h through hlmRomnns For tho law of the spirit of life In Christ Jesus hath mantle me free from the law of sin and death Romans As ninny as are led by the spirit of God they are tho sons of God Romans The spirit Itself bcareth wit with our spirit that we are the children of God Romans 16 We are saved by hope Romans s If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shall be lieve In thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead thou shall be saved Romans 10 For with the heart man bolleveth unto righteousness olid with tine mouth confess Is made unto salvation Romans 10 10 For whosoever shall call upon the name of tho Lord shall be saved Romans 10 Ye are justified lu the namo of tho Lord Jesus mill by the spirit of o- uGodl r Corinthians For by ono Spirit arc wo all hap tized into ono hotly1 Corinthian 13If man he In Christ he Is new creature old things are passed away behold all things are become newIl Corinthians 5 17 Ye are the children of God by faith In Jesus Christ Balatlans 20 For all the law Is fulfilled In one word even in this thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself Gnlatlans r 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood the forgiveness of sins Ephcslans In whom also after that ye lieved ye were sealed with that holy spirit of promise which Is earnest of our InherltnllcoI Epheslans 13 By grace are ye saved through faith and that not of yourselves It Is the gift of God Epheslans For through him we both haw access by one Spirit unto the Father Ephesians Bullded together for an habitation of God through the SplrltFIII1C slans 2 22 An outer sign of inner grace Baptism Is for an outward sign of yn Inward work of grace often spoken of as the new birth born of the spirit a new creture etc In conversation with Nicodemus Jesus said Except a man be born of water and of the spirit ho can not enter into the kingdom of Gol1John Only two births are mentioned In all this talk Was one baptismal Not at all Read the next verse That which Is born of tho flesh Is flesh and that which Is born of the spirit Is spirit 7 Baptsm is not for procuring ro mission Repent and bo baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins AlldI ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost Repentence hero Is the pro- curIng act and baptism Is the seal or acknowledgment of same Pardon of sins comes not by baptism In water but In an overwhelming faith In the namo of the son of God There Is no command In the Ruble that we be baptized In water to get God to pardon our sins no Instance nor promise that baptism in water over did or ever will procure Gods pardon of sin Baptism In water washes our sins away from mens remembering them against us If wo live a new a Christ like life In a human figure tho soul Is married unto Christ In the art of rcpcntanco while baptism Is the puMIc certificate hereof Of necessity fact of having ones sins remitted by Christs saving grace must exist before that fact can be acknowledged by a confession of tho mouth or by tho symbolic act or baptism On Pentecost Peter spoke freely while the tongues of fire sai upon the disciples He proved they had with wicked hands crucified tho son of God They cried Out what shrill we doA Peter said that they should repent of their sin and bo tized overwhelmed In tho name of Jesus Christ I e In the fact and faith that ho was tho son of whom they had wickedly slain this caused them to remit the sin of unbelief Rend all that powerful set mom of Peter nod hear the tongues or firoy words truth and love Hoar the apostles speak In all languages so tho multitude from every nation under heaven by delegates present could go to their own country and testify to the lentil burial resurrec tion and ascension of Christ the son of God and how the Holy Ghost in a flamo of fire love spoko through his apostles tho fulfillment of phecies In his name through faith In his name they were baptized e overwhelmed and rcmtted quit their sins Simon Magus was baptized In water before being baptized In soul with a holy spirit overwhelming and IiIi l u was told to repent for ho was yet out worksRomans GIbonds of iniquity There is ono baptism in two halI vestbaptism of tho Inner Immater- Ial soul In repntimcc faith and love of God baptism of tho material or outer man In tho material water In ner baptism without the outer hap tism Is half n baptism outer baptism without the Inner baptlem s half a baptism One Is tism for IToSOME BOOK REVIEWS Continued from first page C Moore Tim story of Genesis shows that it wag not original purpose of Got to mule women Tlio story about snaKes and fish hi bythetrue of simku and fish stories to this lay Klijrth mid the virgin fury took oil their clothes before they n celllicil to heaven but Jesus went to heaven with his clothes on unless ho left them in u cloud In Rome every one is not ilendntuck on juutpOneMoluimininlnii sol Iier Htooil around tho tomb of Jesus fightingeke 1It HOIHI that neither the New Tistiunent nor may hotlyelse knows anything of what became of the Virgin Mary niw Ailiimtt grave and felt indig nant as u womans rights man that Eva was nut buried at his side Josephine K Henry do not go to church Illcause the Bible calls nuii the sons of mill the women the ihuiiiliters of men old elasMs women with goods and chattels mid ivrn with the ox ami the ass No institution of modern civilization is so unjust to woman ns the Christian church They clergymen quiet tho ques tionings of their female locks by teiiing thiin that women who qnestioi aro breaking Gals law Harriet M Closz Time is now relieving us from the gripof the priesthood and its peculiar teaching D Webster Groh Prove the existence of fairies vildics ghosts or gods Miss Lou Lawrence Tlio God of Bible fiction is the God who tortured his best friend to prove loyaltyChanning Severance This trinityof names which will xtnnJl hSgljest TWhtttory are Voltaircy 1ainb aid Ingursoll Otto Wettstein It requites but a schoolboys ills cernment to discover that God does not exist Ills noiiexistuiico self evident When Athiesm pays better than theism tliuism will fail Bfcauso nature is here and universal a Calcumimt bo here anti universally present also Tho higher we evolve in religion the less religious we become Life ia a chemical process Certain combinations of chemical elements in weather will produce water tire poison dynamite others protoplasm mice ami men Do you believe we will die like a mite am asked rue not like brute 1 this is xulliciciit to show char ucter of tho quotations Other liberal quoted writers familiar to you are Judge add Jmlgo Waitc Prof Wake man Walker L K Wiishhimi Shaw S W Davis B I niler wood D K Tenny M Wlueler Spencer Kills Klmina D Slenkcr Sus n- uIlixoi if Peebles M M Maligns urinn Jolni Maihlox U W Mnbic John HeniHliurg Peter Kckler Dr John Huberts Clarence Jarrow Matilda J iiage Kllui Mo wry lllivcn myself nnd others The mmlnrn day Lilierals of Eiglununud other countries as well gleaned from Some odd quotations culled at ran dom will give an idea of tho versatility of tills hook and thu kind of reading you will see all through its 710 pages Geronimo My people need mo in this world mure than the Christian Oml meals me in other world King Alfonso Sensible men no longer believe in miracles alleywere invented by tin priiHts to humbug tho jeasaiils Stockton There was nn old monk of Siberia Whose life grew drearier and drearier Till he broke from hicdl With a hull of a yell And with tho Mother Superior Marquis Ito thingdpeople Mark Twain Look at Adam What hunt wo done for Adam What his Adam done for Everything Ifo gave us life he gain us death he gave us heiiven ho gave us tell Toan Chen Americans HKnt 200000000 nn iiually in propitiating their gods and devils China dues till thing a eirectively for flue times Ihe population for less than half the stun Bret Hart The creator who would put a cnnetr In n believers stomach is nbovo bring interfered with by prayers P T Barnum The orthodox faith painted God as revengeful being that you could 1 li t 41 hnrdly distinguish the difference between God and the devil Goethe Tho four things I hate most are garlic onions Jugs stud tho cross Lemuel K Washburn Holy family Vllat a family to boast ufl The father who was not a husband left the woman before she was a mother and has nut been seen since Walt Whitman Animals do nut make me sick cussing their duty to God ISenator Bailey have much faith in ii doctrine that dues not get a revela tion eiimmaiuling a change of conduct until there is a statute compelling il Edgar Allen Poe No man who over lived know any thing shout tho hereafter All religion is simply 11IU Ill tilt of chicanery fear gnxd imagination poetry onliirued on Page Three SnowWilkinson Debate The SnowWilkinson debate mill our iracta will bo sent for 15 cents Sell lug elsewhere at 25 cents E Lewis writes us I started to underscore Important parts of your speeches but soon found was marking the wholo thing 50 of our Tracts for distribu lion for 15 cents A A SNOW Llncvillc Iowa 1000 BOOK for 100 t1lll mall on receipt ol SIM BLIrE Box Lexington K- y50c HIGH BRIDGEr AND RETURN SUNDAYSEPT Tickets Good Leaving Lexington on Train No5 or on Special Train at 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