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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

J cr 1 I BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 t dined to accept the Pentecost posi t tion and assert that without proof god does not exist The Atheist simply stands in a neg ative attitude He regards the world I of phenomena as being sufficient unto itself and does not see the necessity of referring to an underlying and all comprehensive unity To this critical mind nothing earn possibly have an ultimate origin or destiny An ad mission that any ultimate existed at either end must necessarilly imply de sign and the Atheist can perceive no design A close study of natural phe nomena fails to reveal any dramatic tendency in tho succession of events and there is no reasonableness in the t universe of matter save that with I r which human fancy has unwarrantbly I endowed it And yet in all this infi nite diversity the Atheist can perceive order and precision whereby like causes will produce like events but he reasons that it is so because it could not be otherwise and this immutability is the bed ock of mode...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

l 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE I BLASPHEMY IN ENGLAND I The Blade extends its hearty con graoilatious to G W Foote and the iNiatioual secular Society of England of which he is President upon the sub stantial results achieved oy him in his defense of Air Boulter of London j who had been arrested and indicted for blasphemy In the issue of the Freethinker of January 19alir Foote gives a par tial history of the proceedings obtained to the tIme of publication and one gratifying change produced is that the purpose of the prosecution to try its victim behind closed doors a sort of Star Chamber proceeding in order to fool and deceive the public has been knocked into a cocked hat through the friendly offices of Mr Fooie and the trial must now be had in open court and in public The spe cious and hypocritical pretense had been made that the information was unfit to be read in open court whereas upon investigation the revel ation was made that it was a charge of blasphemy nothing even indicative of obsc...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 vent them getting away In other words this sect proposes to strengthen itself from within rather than from without which is a practical surrender of the entire position Missionary ef fort has failed The art of proselyting has not proven a success From a cam paign of offensive aggression they turn to It natural defense of those supports they have already got These are to he kept closely housed up in the stove warmth of the church and not per mitted lk > sniff the bracing morning air This is the last stand of militant orthodoxy but in the repression hinted at iiS inherent weakness is exposed From another viewpoint the Ilonii lectic Review of New York professes to find a satisfaction in the belief that this loss is not a vital one to the church and that the indifference of the masses is amply compensated for by the stead fast faith and meaning of those who do attend attendPoor Poor consolation no doubt when the great boast of Christendom has been in the number of...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

I Ii i 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + J N N N N N N N N N N N N H H N H N N H N H H N H N H H N N 1 + T y X Pope as a Poet of Freethought X I + J + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + H N H N N N H N N N N H N H N N N N N H N N N N N H H N N t yy y + An Essay on the Immortal Lyric With Ex tracts to show Attitude of Popes Mind Concerning Mature and Natures Laws By John F Clarke Alexander Pope bore in 1088 wax born to a lite of misery to himself and pleasure to others A mortal malformation und an immortal genius In the Memoir of Pope as given in niy Pope it is said that Pope was a nominal lUmiun Catholic Phenom enally iunuUeslmal Is any trace of auucr once lu Jus worKS by their fruits snail yo know than juugmg by lopes fruit 1 shall say that he was a Diest with a small d In hU essay on man he starts oil with this un canonical statement bay first of God above or Man below What can we reason by from what we know I knowhere Inure is much more sarcasm than o...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

r l M 1 fm r 10 1 r BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 was established and grew to such proportions and stood for so much good in the world was evidence to him of the historic personality of its originator who by the way was Paul instead of Jesus What bearing the peculiarities of a person can have upon the proof of historical integ rity I do not know but Dr Crapsey gave us quite an extended delineation of the habits and methods of Jesus He said John the Baptist know things but Jesus knew men and motives It is quite refreshing to be informed that at least John the Baptist knew a few thing I hope he was not afflicted with the modem mania of knowing things that are not true Jesus was de = scribed as a man of moodsas at one time the impersonation of humility and again as serting his kingship which showed said Dr Crapsey ho felt himself especially favored of god though such favor did not exempt him from the very human propensity of anger and denunciation If one is to judge from the hisses which greeted...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

l4 BLUE GRASS BLADE IX X x t w I = = = ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS OMER T GLENNMany thanks for your bountiful contribution A few more like unto yourself and only a few would soon make our path a rosy one Will con sider the suggested symposium JAMES GRAYThe postal laws will not permit what you ask but we have caused two copies to be mailed you each week While you have had just cause for com plaint it will not be likely to occur again CHARLES R KIMBERLY You are a lucky man If you ure not content now give up trying We appreciate your kind words and promised help We also wish yourself and wife abundant happiness JOSEPH HAIGH We have received the book gave brief attention to it but will fix up what you ask for in the course of a week or two J H SCHWARTZ Glad you are pleased with the Blade Story has been received and will appear in a subsequent issue Many thanks Rush on those other matters A J PAGAN Received letter and re ply has been made in this issue Thanks for your Interest Write us aga...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

JJ I 112 BLUE GRASS BLADE 15 I wish some good Blade writer like Wilson or Charlesworth would take up this matter and give the readers a real good article about It I do not consider myself able nor do I have tho time With my best wishes will I close PETER BIMELER The Doom of Qpgma marietta Ohio Editor Blade Have been waiting to receive copy of the Paine memorial issue of the Blade Hope you have not overlooked me Will start to work on club as soon as I can after receipt of paper I shall send you a copy Of one of our daily papers that contains bie address of the Rev E A Coil the tultarlan who delivered the main address rit the Paine memorial held here on the Loth This shows how the tide Is turning li our country Fifteen years ago a man would have been scoffed and scorned at tad he got up before a largo audience and Expressed himself on Paine as did Mr Coll and I expect to see in tho next fifteen Years every clergyman in our city as lib eral on this subject as he He 10 ilv n ew years In...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 9 February 1908

t 1 i1f i I DOG FENNEL FENNELIn In THE ORIENT ORIENTby by Charles CVlton Moore started When a young man the author had started out to walk through the Holy Lands on foot Reaching Paris he gave up the journey and returned home He made the trip by rail and boat about three ycijraUefore his death This book gives an account of what he saw and explodes numerous Christian myths It is especially suitable for a present Cloth Bound 350 Pages Postpaid 125 No Freethinker should be without it Address orders to BLUE GRASS BLADE Lexington Ky A TRIP TO ROME by DR J B WILSON The International Congress of Freethinkers was held in the City of Rome Italy Sep tember 21 1004 The author attended that Congress as the American delegate It is an account of travel and personal experiences that has received an universal encomium from fromt I tales of priestly fiction are ruthlessly ex posed while the general style is without com I parison in American literature of travel i Cloth bound 360 pages illustrated Po...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

BlfLJE GRA1S BLADE Volume XVI Number 43 LEXINGTON KY F VARY i6 I o8 Published Weekly > u w DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT t1Iii I 1f I I i 7 By Courtesy o Open Court ping Co Chicago 111 f

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

< 2 BLUEGRASS BLADE NHNNNNNNNHNHNNNNNNNNHHNNNHHNH i t i J 1 lJirut1rnii urit Arnutt bt Nnltuirt 1 L T TT YY YY YY YY YY YY YY YY YY Y YY YY YY iUPREME in the Intellectual realm of the SUPREME century stands the name of Voltaire In thought and action he was almost a world unto himself Famous among his compeers as a man of literary merit and great perservance I possessed of indomitable will and courage the clouds of orthodox bigotry and intolerance by which he was surrounded were unable to dim the bright lustre of his great glory and the name of Voltaire Is loved honored and respected throughout the civilized world at this day where liberty finds a resting place He was born at Chatenay France on the 20th day of Febru ary 1694 His correct name or that which he derived from his parents was Francois Arouet Marie was given to him as a Ibaptismal name in accordance with the Roman Catholic custom I which is still prevalent many male members of the Catholic church assuming feminine names ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

j I irS M < Y < Jff ti BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 11t 0 1 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + 1 Z Superstition and Idolatry are Enemies of Freedom t I Sound and Practical Suggestions for a More Beneficent Propaganda of Freethought and Trite Proclamation of Its Truths By Theophllus Philosophius No institution can have any great success or influence In the world of today that does not have the approval of scholars and think ers It docs not need to be expensive and richly dressed but it must be neat tasty and scrupulously chaste and accurate In e statement It should not be bespangled with technicalities It can educate without that in the deepest truths But its educating r Influences are of a low order if devoid of neatness accuracy and good cheer Pessi mistic and wrangling articles do harm all round roundSuperstition Superstition and idolatry are the enemies that the lover of freedom and progress wishes to abolish Systematic knowledge so given that the receivi...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

h W r i r 4 fY > u BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 I = = 4 i Why Johns Faith Was Changed i 1 A 1 tf0 fa Short Freethought Story Illustrating How Faith MuSt Give Way io Fact and the I Influences exerted on the Mind iDy John H Schwartz i t f It was spring Bubbling brooks had broken their Icy fetters and were hurry J wrenr W had already settled the contest for the hole 1 In the old apple tree Nature had taken on ef > new life on every side and the gentle i zephyrs blew softly from the southland < scattering their garnered fragrance lavishly everywhere Johns simple life was In per 1Ierryit hearted he whistled away at his work Time flew swiftly by and the day was fast all allI t most ecstatic moment of his life This I thought alone thrilled his soul to its sweet i est depths For five short years to him he had wooed w Mary and through all that time his sole r thought was of her The little farm he 1 bought and the cozy little cottage he built was but for Mary Patiently happily he pursued his l...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

S C 8 7 If 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE hnhlt h t hlnh thn hpit j NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNHNNNIJ y NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNHNNNIJProgram iProgram at the Funeral of a Freethinker II I Death of J Chappele Clark In Ohio Sister Conducts Funeral Program Is Without Preacher or Hymns By Helen M Lucas The Blade has been advised of the death of J Chapelle Clark who was one of the best known educators in Ohio and a Freethinker He was a brother to Mrs Helen M Lucas of Marietta Ohio and at his request knowing the journeys end was near Mrs Lucas conducted his funeral and prepared the program for the occa sion No preacher took part In those obsequies and no hymns were sung Owing to the forethought of Mrs Lucas we have been favored with a copy of tho address read at the funeral service and t 6 the program as she has arranged In her 1address up on the subject Mrs Lucas suggests that It be printed as a means of Instruction to oiner Freethinkers that they I may do likewise and as Mrs Lucas states have secula...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

y i 1 r i tt I 16 + BLUE GRASS BLADE X qqaaii oo x Current Comment on Public Events = x s y + 1 WHERE BLISS DOTH REIGN New Jersey justice like New Jersey law Is a variable and unknown quantity It is also exceedingly elastic Its rubberlike qualities affords ample opportunities for stretching and it can be readily applied to the creation of fake corporations as to afford abundant protection for crime The water in the stocks of its innumerable YNcorporate progeny furnishes admirable and numerous breeding grounds for the tradi tional mosquito and this may account to some extent for its reputation in that respect Under the benign provisions of Jersey justice the bigamist can find ample pro tection from prosecution provided he knows how to go about the business Aspiring masculinity with love and affection suf ficient to satisfy two females or more may Ignore the divorce court steer clear of Utah and simply acquire residence in f New Jersey Of course there is an ele ment of finance in the ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

C tt j < BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 I I thrcshhold of the convent Katherine backed out changed her mind swiped about 1000 of her daddys choice stock forged his name to checks for a good round sum of money which sue succeeded In cashing and to can the climax of pietistical absurdity she eloped to other parts with a married man Those who lovo life and liberty will cast no f reproach upon the girl for preferring to live her life outside the convent walls Instead of on the inside but they would had they been permitted advised her to have gone about It in a far different way Her change of heart might have been announced and the world would not have questioned her concerning it But there was no necessity for the theft As for her male companion had she desired one there are a thousand lovelorn swains In Gotham who would have jumped < at both the girl and the cash The principal point at Issue however is what was intended for the girl and what she did It was a complete revolution She had been ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

r rl I r rf1 t < j Lt 1 < > I r W L > < > VIP i3 jfi GRASS BLADE c BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 1906 s JAMES E HUGHES Editor and Publisher Ii 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky M 1 P O Box 393 art < SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpald150 per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 100 each > Five trial subscriptions sent In with one = Vremittance for six months 60 cents each k = Trial subscriptions 16 cents per month e Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES iii One inch single column 1 insertion 60 cents 1one month or four insertions 100 six months fh 500 one year 800 w4Quarter column single one insertion 200 ll r one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger adver 1 tisements at special rates upon application 4 The publishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

1n BLUE GRASS BLADE l i We cannot conceive of any man having pulpiti i that the Christian myth was wrong fisking for permission of any other man that he might be allowed to toll the truth If the Reverend geutlcnnn is satisfied intellectually concerning his positions why not manifest courage sufficient to venture into the world and preach those truths without asking anybodys consent 1 If he has trutI and knowing it his pain duty is t > preach it irrespective of consequences to himsilf The people arc demnmiing truth They are hungry for it 1h y are satiated with the stale platitudes of orthodoxy Men with truth have no business standing within the stove warmth of the churches Their place is outside in the keen bracing air where the champions of truth arc ever to be foundFreethinkers Freethinkers will be gratified to know that in his renunciation of the i Christian form of faith he assailed both the Catholic and Protestant churches and declared that he could no longer accept the bibli...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

< f t 1 > 3 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE J CHURCH STATISTICS FOR 1907 The proud boast of Christendom has z been its numbers Pointing to the number of accredited l or claimed Christians in the world from whatever source acquired during the period of the past two thousand years its preachers and teachers assert that it is the salt of the earth the one > great pillar upon which rests the dyna kk mics of human society and that ere C long the universe will be embraced within its folds Known figures belie such a claim Facts are not in accord with the Christian boast The argument is strengthened on the ground that the very figures presented are of Christian origin given publica tion by their own hands under the be r lief that they furnish a valuable argu ment for its side of the case whereas an examination will reveal the reverse Religious statistics covering the work of the several churches all orthodox for the year 1907 show the following Ministers 161731 j churches 210199 communicants 3...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

1 rr rlliti t r y < BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 the students of astronomy is whether or not there are other habitable planets or planets upon which either vegetable or animal life exist in any way similar or approaching thereto as to manifestations of life existing upon the earth It has long been with in the domain of human knowledge that the earth was once a socalled dead planet This is construed to mean that there was a time in its existence when no form of life animal or veg etable existed upon its surface Today we see abundant life everywhere Changes in mineral conditions eon ducedfjrst to the appearance of veget able life and in the process of devel opment the animal second appeared All are interdependent The base or groundwork being the mineral forma tions its peculiar combination and rearrangement aided by a sufficient moisture coupled with heat and insect life began to appear These were small and insignificant at first but by slow degrees in the process of evolution man came in h...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 16 February 1908

J iifor > 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE O + + NNNN NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNIt + sPrison Statistics i + + NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN + TTYT T T T TT TT TT TT TTTTT T 1TTYT Objections to Giving Them to a Public Library on Account of Getting Shelved and Hidden from Public View By E Lewis Permit me to say a few words in response to the letter Brother Snow bad In the Blade some time since In regard to prison and asylum statistics I wrote to him some time previous about it I had studied the matter over pretty thoroughly for a long time be fore I settled on Brother Snow as the future custodian of my collection I do not know Brother Snows age but from his vigor In argument he is in the prime of life and if he behaves himself as well as I think he I does ho may live to pass his seventysev enth birthday as I did mine on the eighth day of January 1908 For near thirty years I have collected statistics and wrote them up mostly to Dr Monroes Iron Clad Age showing by com paring the per cent of Christians to Infidels ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
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