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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 15 March 1908

ii 1S f If r 0 t > J BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 years course would outline the par particular In regard to the method of instruc tion but little need be saidas the progress of the pupil would depend altogether upon the earnestness with which lie pursued his studies To read to inquire to investigate for a day or two days and then leave them for a week or more would do but lit tle good Close and continuous study could accomplish wonderful results Kcause the mind would be kept in the Channel of thought and as the study proceeds the mind develops becomes strengthened and is prepared to as similate every new idea presented Of course the student would need material assistance This could be fur nished by the instructor through cor respondence and frequent examina tion Let these examinations be held once a month The examination pa pers could ask a number cf questions which the pupil ought to answer in writing without reference to the text books If the pupil finds that such reference is necessary...

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. — 15 March 1908

TIM i ic 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE WHAT A KIND WORD CAN DO Many a heart has failed in lifes work for the need of a little cucour agement a few kind words to strength r en and cheer and humanity will never t be able to fully know what the world has lost from this cause alone i The inquisitive child is frequtnely discouraged from asking questions by its parents Annoying perhaps and it may be true but the inquisitiveness suggests originality and above nil a desire to learn something to know As a rule the orthodox Christian believer is not inquisitive The spirit of in quiry was probably crushed out in its infancy Orthodoxy accepts on faith It does not want to know and seeks not he why and wherefore of things When a child asks a question trivial I as it may seems to its parents it is entitled to h respectful and consider ate answer If the parent is unable to impart the information sought franwly admit it and be honest with the child Dont assume that you know but that it is not meet to make the...

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. — 15 March 1908

> c ft iii it v i fate > > r t tif t BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 the best elements of society seldom take part in political fights and the worst elements may always be found where the struggle is most intense yet it is extremely doubtful if any preach er could make the conditions any bet ter by mixing in while he is liable to get smirched by the contest Just what particular political duty he pro poses to undertake Mr Spencer does not say The first thing political parties require is a poll Are we to infer that Mr Spencer will perambu late the city with pollbook and pencil in hand marking down the political affiliations of the soveriegn voters If he does he will find out what fearful prevaricators some men can be while many others will acquaint him with the fact that it is nona of his business The next thing is get a convention packed and we can imagine the keen delight of Mr Spencer in calling upon the male members of his congregation and Sunday school to go into that convention and...

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. — 15 March 1908

Ill iII j ff J 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE THE POWER OF THE CHURCH When in its pristine glory and vigor F when occupying the throne of power and practically rulgr of the world the violencek k in an effort to impel a submissive obedience and in a great measure it succeeded far better than it had ex A pected In tihese days of its declina tion and disintegration the church is > unable to torture the body but it can < and does play serious havoc with the mind Not until the last remaining vestige of even this power has been t destroyed must the Freethinkers re c lax their efforts at resistance and we must continue to fight at every step t Through the medium of a recent communication not sent for publica t tion which would do no good as the writers name was concealed even to > j ourselves the necessity for such labor t r upon our part was deeply impressed j upon us and while prohibited from t using too much publicity in regard to f K that communication we have felt it f worth while to gi...

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. — 15 March 1908

c It ar 47 BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 LAY SERMON By John F Clarke Since my picture has adorned the front cover of The Blade and I have had some of my deeds writ up I feel like a regu larly ordained pulpiteer Also I feel a call to preach and spread the gospel of good tidings Having announced my text And another of his disciples said unto him Lord suffer me first to go and bury my father But he said unto him Follow me and let the dead bury the dead Matt VHI2122 I reverently close the holy book as it has said enough Now my dearly beloved I have analyzed this text I have parsed every word I have made every conceivable anagram of the words and I confess I can find no key that will unlock the sense in the sentence as it stands I have reviewed the text with a long view a short view and a high view I think that distance leads en chantment to the view If I had a Savior that talked such fool talk I would have him sent to a lunatic asylum and try and save myself Perhaps a demigod was as likely to mak...

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. — 15 March 1908

= C 14 BLUE GRASS BLADE f > roo1 J t JAA r fTTV 11O JAAI I AAAAA Cbe Blades Correspondence t y rr ANSWERS TO CORRESPONDENTS r E F CHEVY Sorry to hear you are in bad luck Cheer up Hotter days will come Tlianks for the compliment you bestow ELLA P HUNT Thanks for names Sam ple copies will be sent Your estimate is sub stantially correct there are too many whO are really afraid of their own shadows S C FOGLESONG Glad you like the pic tures Our idea was that they would prove a popular feature Thanks for promised assistancel assistanceHAZEL HAZEL PUTNAM We have answered by personal letter ARTHUR STONEYour suggestion is a good one and that was one of the causes that induced a change in the form of the Blade Many thanks for your kind letter EDWARD J PARTRUJGE Tho example you furnish is an illustration that Free thought is more popular than many suppose Had we more men of the same moral and mental courage of that blacksmith our cause would go forward by leaps and bounds J S CURTIS Thanks ...

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. — 15 March 1908

BLUEGRASS BLADE 13 schools dont tench their scholars gecology t the same as their rule and guide of faith 1 does 7 If the earth is about six thousand r years old and the whole shooting match was r created in six days and we luneto keep Sunday on account of that six day feature it I is evident to an ignorant Freethinker even I that geology as taught in Christian schools I must be a lie and very misleading and es 1 pecially when the Christian people are de termined to enforce the strict observance of Sunday If the Japs would teach Geology the way t it is taught in Christian schools I could ac count for it easy enough because they have t not accepted the rule and guide of faith and s consequently got on the wrong track Thats why they dont know anything about Sun 1 day But in regard to the Christian schools 1 it is a puzzle to me I have asked a number of church members but it seems to puzzle I them just as mucii This faith does not l seem competent to explain that Since tho I Christian ...

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. — 15 March 1908

r 1 MA Mp i r s P 16 BLUE GRASS BLADE mw Three of WINWOOD READES Celebrated Works Martyrdom of Man NOW IN ITS TWELFTH EDITION This book Is a very Interestingly pictured synopsis of universal history showing what the race has undergoneits martyrdom In Its rise to Its pres ent plane It shows how war and fla have been oppressive factors In the struggle for liberty dl the last chapter of some 140 describe his intellectual struggle from the animal pe pager nod the earth to the present adding an outline of what the author conceives would be a religion of reason and love CLOTH 100 The Outcast Is a Freethought Novel of great literary merit It shows the bigotry and Superstition that exists In the Church It portrays a vivid picture of a Minister who was honest enough to throw oil the shackles of Superstition 75c net postage lOc i THE VEIL OF ISIS OR THE rogstoIios or tno Druids This Interesting work gives every clear dF accurate ac I rVI 5 ir i1 lqra = count of the earliest formation of Relig...

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. — 22 March 1908

x BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 Volume XVI Number 48 LEXINGTON KY MARCH 22 igo8 Published Weekly DEMOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OR flr FREEDOM OF THOUGHT = I E 1HEL f M LUCAS it

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. — 22 March 1908

i 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE 0 HELEN M LUCAS > x + w00 To teach the good there is In life and make human happiness with justice the primary pursuit is one of the fundamental principles of Freethought Devious paths are trod in this under ne and both sexes are now prominently figuring in the work With nn unselfish devotion to the cause of truth Mrs Helen M Lucas of Marietta Ohio has labored Indefatigably to bring the name of Thomas Paine before the American people in its true light and through Kim to awaken an educated intelligence In bile mind Quietly and unostentatiously in her Ohio home Mrs Lucas pursues her chosen course and many have long recbg rued the splendid work she is doing She does not obtrude annoy or offend Her work is carried on with such cWaracteristlc gentleness and certainty that she commands a respectful attention from the start Helen M Lucas tho subject of this sketch was born in T > pinre New Dunham Township Washington county Ohio on the 1day of August 1841 Her fath...

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. — 22 March 1908

i f r R r 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE a J + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + v + + + NSM y t II EqualityT i Speech Delivered at a Banquet Given by the Susan B Anthony Club at Cincin nati on the Paine Anniversary By Dr J B Wilson The above Toast was responded to by Dr iT B Wilson at the Annual Banquet given by The Susan B Anthony Club at the new Hotel Havlin Cincinnati February 29 1908 1908This This Annual Banquet is one of the big events in Cincinnati The large and mag niflcleut banquet hall was crowded with representative women of not only the suf fragist party but of The Twentieth Cent ury Club The Womens Press Club W C T U and other societies Be sides there were present a goodly number of gentlemen sympathizers represent ing the different professions Dr Sarah Slewers presided and twenty toasts were responded to In such an assembly the remarks of Dr Wilson could not otherwise but prove a novelty and something out of the ordinary but nevertheless none were more warmly received Dr Wilso...

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. — 22 March 1908

A A l 1 sr ivr 1 4 BLUE FRASS BLADE 4that that woman should be obedient to her husband as he to the Lord that she should maintain silence in churches and If she heard anything there she did not un derstand she should go home and ask her husbandand you all know what gushing fountains of wisdom most husbands are And never since this first plea for the American woman was made up to this hour has any one ever uttered such a scathing denunciation against the tyranny of men or a more powerful defense for the rights of woman These words I have read you should be printed In letters of gold and hung on the walls of the house of every woman who Is today courageously contending for her rightsIf If the Suffragists of Cincinnati would make a history for themselves they should hasten to bring these historical utterances to the light and place them at the head of the first chapter In the history of the cause If they uo not it is only a question of time until the Suffragist Society of some other ci...

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. — 22 March 1908

J y urrS 4 Jy Z 4Z BLUE GRASS BLADE It t 1 t Timely Topics for Pious Persons Z y VN NH But What a Different Point Of View Would Be Presented Could They Have Been Handled By Those j Herein Suggested i t By Harriet M Closz This week occured the Annual Banquet of the Des Moines Iowa Ministerial As sociation at which the Rev Finis Idleman was toastmaster Who says there Is nothing in a name Could anyone suggest a more appropriate one for the average minister His an cestors of old when adopting the name of Idleman must have projected their vision Into the futureto this age and foreseen their pious posterity and the immediate parents with a fine sense of fitness of thingsIntuitively understanding that the end of the necessity for ministers was at hand named tnls sonFinis i To show Blade readers how very much concerned these men of god are In chris tianizing the people how desperately ex ercised are they about the Souls Salvation how mighty the burdens they bear for their fellows I quote so...

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. — 22 March 1908

wwaa i wu WwwM + ww a + l a aw + ss r T 1 tpt 7114k I f 1 il 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE t 1 We Need no Church 1 Z Z N H N N N N N H N N N N N H N N N N N N H N H N N N T TT The Power of treethought Lies in Its Indi vidualism ana ivien smouid not be Made Subservient to a Few uy Mrs ueorge Vale loony Oi > ou nave left the church many or you were never church members just synch you thought yourselves tree tae euurcnes ot the Spiritual is is were or ganized many or their members calling tnemseives Christian Spiritualists be cause they hud Incorporated In their creed the declaration that Jesus for they alI ap I parently believed that only one person with that name or title ever existed was me worlds greatest medium and would have been Us saviour but that he was martryed thus aiding In perpetuating the falsehood tuught by the socalled Christian church and their attempts to reconcile the admonition to love thy neighbor as thyself and Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do t...

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. — 22 March 1908

r l JcnT C r I rli 2fr BLUE GRASS BLADE 71 1 THE ETERNAL QUESTION By J F Vincent What human mind can comprehend When time began or when twill end f This endless space In which we move How far beyond our sight extend 1 Where all was void did darkness reign And silence rest its long mute train f Did God from all this nothing spring And all things hero with him bring IHow many countless ages rolled Before God ere devised or mold This feeble fickle faulty frame And breathed within a living soul What saint or sage has ever knew Who first man was or where he grew 1 No record of the time was kept Historians then there were but few What man can tell a simple tale l And let it pass on down the vale Perhaps a thousand years or more Twould fiction bo and facts would fall I j There was Adam and the Snake And good Old Eve the fruit did take 1And not a line did they record From lip to lip the story spake i I Oh foolish man you silly clod Twits Eve that sinned shes neath the sod I Oh bear the blam...

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. — 22 March 1908

F allillf J t 8 BLUE GRASS BLADE 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 JAMES E HUGHESEdltor and Publisher 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 1 GO per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 190 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 60 cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or four Insertions 100 six months 500 one year 800 Quarter column single one Insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger adver tisements at special rates upon application The publishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be 1 discontinued at the expiration...

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. — 22 March 1908

7FA MF c y tK M d t r r 4 1 7 J BLUE MASS BLADE g tho School write and toll what you think about the plan Ii you are able send in a donation to help us make a r start All subscriptions will be pub lished in the Blade and a full account ing made Friends donating to the fr School Fund will be made honorary v members entitled to the instruction provided the amount be sufficient to fI cover tuition fees if they desire it At 9 the annual meetings these contribu tors will be granted admission with out further invitation 4 The Blade is of the opinion that this School can be made the nucleus of a gigantic institution for the benefit of Frcethought FACTS vs THEOLOGY When any fact is presented to the theologian ho immediately sets about seeking to find some point wherein the fact and his theology can be brought into harmonious relationship and the result is frequently a temporary con t tortion of the fact The honest investi investif i deavors to discover the particular = laws that govern it c...

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. — 22 March 1908

II f 10 BLUEGRASS BLADE WEAK CHRIST WEAK RELIGION Wo all admire physical strength and deplore physical weakness Sav ants have long declared that a sound mind can only exist in a sound body and large intellect can only be found in large brain power large thought large mental activity Mental weak lings are usually physical weaklings and these are not helps but hindrances to the development of the race Realiz ing this great force the Greeks it is sn d prohibited by colonization pre creation among the moral mental and physical degenerates of their people this is an illustration of the fact that the Greeks well understood the opera tion of this law It is well understood today and so we find scientific investi gation and governmental supervision upon and over experiments calculated to produce a stronger and healthier race mentally and physically Con siderable of modern thought has been devoted to this subject and now the cLergy are turning it upon religion and religious influences which m...

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. — 22 March 1908

i > b fllllp 0 i BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 this leaves no room for any element of chance The converse of his propo sition we cannot call it argument for it is unworthy such a designation is that god pan both create worlds and build houses The former is so stupenduous in comparison with the latter that if god can accomplish the former he can surely perform the lat ter But where is the house that god built 7 No answer I Then where is the world that god created 7 Still no an swer Creation implies destruction annihilation God must also be a de stroyer and an annihilator He an swers his suggestion however with the latter latterIf If something cannot come from nothing and there is something now something must always have existed That is just it Something must have existed Therefore god did not create something At the best he could only change or transform This being true god is not a creator but a changer or transformer and is no high er in comparison with man for man does precisely the same...

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. — 22 March 1908

12 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE Scientific and Philosophical Correspondence School One Year 10 in advance Three Years 25 in advance JAMES E HUGHES Manager JOHN R CHARLESWORTH Instructor LEXINGTON KENTUCKY Established for the Purpose of giving Instruction in the Fundamental Principles of Science and the Philosophy of Secularism and Freethought by Comparative Studies as between them and Theology and r Orthodox Systems Based on Creed and Formula = Learn to Free Yourself from Super stitions Chains Refuse to be a Mental Slave and be Able to c Give a Reason for the 3 Faith that is in You ° lfi t S f f stJ i 1 School will open about July 1 1908 < D or as soon as 100 pupils are enrolled Educate yourself to become a teacher g Rin Liberal ideas 4 if i P k THE HE object of the school is to offer in con densed form what may lie called a compre hensivo course of studies in natural science t natural philosophy secular and sacred his tory theology and ecclesiasticism witha = view of enabling the student...

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