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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 10 May 1908

Ii 1I1t < < t a BLUE GRASS BLADE j Volume XVII Number 3 LEXINGTON KY MAY 10 1908 Published Weekly DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT aDEVOTED aL I IIAI I Nobly ought and won the i battle for menial liberty

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. — 10 May 1908

50 2 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE 0 J 1 1 N j j j Hj j 0 i JOHN HENRY SCHWARTZ 1 + t i 0 i ff2The rare bloom of genius cannot blossom In a desert and It 1 la not necessary to be born rich to develop It Some of the l noblest poesy that ever swept the human harpsichord came from iI the brain of toll and Lifes great highway Is strewn with the fanes the altars built by Humanity In some instances genius develops in unexpected quarters and in the present Instance a writer has been uncovered who bids fair to rank among the best that may be found In the Freethought movement r John Henry Schwartz of Marshall Illinois has been a frequent I contributor to the Blade Columns and his productions have been 1accorded favorable comment His cmposltlons are pointed and invariably contain a store of rich argument that cannot fall to impress Affected by Illness extending over a period of several i weeks from which he is Just recovering has prevented his work for the cause we advocate until now We are happy to sta...

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. — 10 May 1908

t U O l S < W = = > j rJ > r J < C 7 Jl i l Fr I BLUE GRASS BLADE talro the incarceration of Paine and the many calumnies heaped upon the noble dead were and are results of this fanatical ly inspired intolerance Had people been more charitable more magnanimous in the days of Bruno no one can even conjecture to what point in development the human race would have reached The Christian church itself is practical ly not agreed upon any one thing not even upon the birth of Christ The Catho lics and Protestants are already lying in wait for each other They stand eVer ready to fly at each others throats be cause of religious difference Nor can the Protestant sects live in peace in the spirit of the Prince of Peace One saves by baptism with water anotner without water some by faith others by works I and some by grace alone and so on througn a great catalogue of comic curios I which they themselves only can under stand While one pulpiteer harangues his con gregation into religiou...

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. — 10 May 1908

1 < It r F r > Y 1 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE Correspondence School An Efficient Endorsement I t The Orthodox Must Not Be Allowed To Establish a Trust On Truth and Make the Mind a Barren Waste By Josephine K Henry I have read with great Interest your plan for the establishment of a Corre spondence School and consider It one of the best and most feasible that has been proposed for the liberalizing of human thought and the propagation of Free thought thoughtThe The world has been too long ruled by r sentiment and fear These have been the t weapons of orthodox religion and the hu man mind under their power has become a cheap chromo run from the ecclesiastical press with Its Impossible God Devil Sav < ior heaven and hell The shepherd of the flock proclaims what must be believed and claims a trust on truth and the sheep flock under the banner without a question The average person once In orthodox harness feels that his calling and elec tion is sure and rests secure in the idea that ever...

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. — 10 May 1908

N > r s I 0 BLUE GRASS BLADE s Verse and their bearing on themind and morals of the human race than has yet been attempted In our country The mental stimulus afforded by the questions propounded In one lesson will be worth more than the cost of a years tuition This School will be equally adapted to the mental or manual worker and will not only open a mine of knowl edge but will be refreshing mental recre ation from the daily occupations of life The School Is particularly adapted to the young and middle aged Humanity has a terrible Indictment against theology and thinkers and students can alone frame this Indictment and present it at the bar of Reason Tao most valuable asset of orthodoxy Is faith yet faith is fashioned out of Ignorance and embellished by Imag ination The most valuable asset the Blade School of Correspondence offers to its pupils Is knowledge It arrays the facts of Nature and tells Its pupils to choose between Fact and Faith All the human mind can know is Nature al...

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. — 10 May 1908

3t1 1L htv > Jw f fjdJ w n tf > = < t > p I j t 7 < 6 BttJE GRASS BLAD1l M + + t Y b i Current Comment on Public Events f Y J + TTTTTT tTHE HOLY HORRORS The pope of Rome is horrified I Tho Vatican has been desecrated and I now it will have to be fumigated cleansed purified and reconsecrated before prayers can be said again with any of the desired effects Think of it Jesus Christ has been chewed masts > 4 cated ground between the molars of an unbeliever in the Apostolic faith and t may the angels of grace defend us act f ually spat upon the ground According to Rome dispatches one man and two women have been caught pro falling the sacrament Dr Fellbogen his r wife and a lady friend upon the recom r mendation of the Austrian ambassador to prlvatef f chapel of the pope as tho Easter mass was being celebrated by the pontiff In person During the ceremony the three visitors were given a piece of a cracker which had been previously consecrated by te pope and was now held 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. — 10 May 1908

IJJ fs Ilk uii h BLUE GRASS BLADE On the shoulder and escorted her fromttho building without the congregation knowing what had actually taken place Investi gation further showed that she had also stolen a pocket book in a similar fashion while attending St James Episcopal church and upon searching her home more than thirty pocket books and a number of small hand bags were found Of course the church is not altogether to blame for such a tragedY out in a meas ure its plan of vicarious atonement which is but a license for crime has done noth ing to prevent crime The very fact that a woman will enter a church make such a semblance of piety and then commit a crime Is an evidence that the church has lost more of Its power over the mind than we are Inclined to imagine STATE AND CHURCH The fatherland Is coming to the front in the matter of enforcing judicial discipline as against church duties It Is reported that recently a witness in a Berlin court ignored the summons In order to attend j ...

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. — 10 May 1908

r 7 f iJ a j BLUE GRASS BLADE tBLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and i edited by him until his death February 7 1901 tJAMES E HUGHESEdltor and Publisher t 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky l o P O Box S93 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid J1G9 per year In advance t Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 110 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months CO cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year 1 ADVERTISING RATES r tOne Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or tour Insertions 100 six months 500 one year 800 one Quarter month column 401 six single months one Insertion 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 I ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at th...

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. — 10 May 1908

iYtYOY 1 A + a1uL yyy bLUE GRASS BLADE 9 What the Ohioan meant by his ref erence to women we are at a loss to conceive It occupies no place in moral ethics but we opine that being a bachelor at some stage of his career ho was deceived by some woman per haps thrown down jilted and he con ceived a dislike for the sex thereby Be that as it may he is entitled to his own opinion and his superb courage orthodoxyis is to be highly commended TACTICS REVERSED In spite of the oftrepeated asser tion that science and evolution are in perfect harmony with the theological conceptions of the universe it is ob served that the defenders of theology in Germany those whd claim to be scientists and teach science only for the purpose of presenting unsupported harmony have at least effected an organization for the purpose of oppos opposing Ernst Haeckel As the latter is the principal authority upon evolution and its chief exponent it is an anachron ism to state that any degree of har mony can be found be...

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. — 10 May 1908

j1 j r31 > V 1 1L 11 0 I < V j > 7 ht j > = Zt ill 6Lufe GRASS BtiADiJ f cannot take us to the beginning of the I earths history as a separate and in y dependent planet For all such evi R dences our reliance must rest upon t astronomical inquiry but when a bcrnbi began to form and rocks ap 1 peared then geology begins Thus a k geologist may be called a historian of m the earth His great aim is to collect x + t all the evidence which remains of the C changes that have happened upon the r earths surface and to arrange them in the chronological order in which these events have occurred so as to geologicalY Y history down to the present time Every stone every pebble every grain of sand every mountain range every valley every rolling plain every river every sea tells its own story an each of these stories constitute parts of the general history of live arthI iarthWhen When the earth first became detach i ti xl from the Nebulae in its molten I tate it hung suspended in space a...

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. — 10 May 1908

Y S t > BLUE GRASS BLADE r plete We deem it however a suffiK cient answer to the criticism that jn jnduced THE MYSTERIOUS IN RELIGION When the Greek of olden times stood on the shore and watched the restless ocean with its neverceasing billows he snot what was to him a mystery a something he could not un derstand and he sought io account for it by calling it god When barbaric man found himself in the presence of natural phenomena which he failed to understand when the elements buffeted him and made him their sport he became awed sub jected and his tumid mind was af frightled thereat but his only answer was god God has ever been the great mys t tery upon which all religious enter prises have been constructed God I vas the explanation for all that man did not know all that he could not explain The stars at night were to him as the eyes of pitying angels looking down upon him as he sought to unravel the seeming mystery of his I own existence God became a person r ality God was somet...

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. — 10 May 1908

atvY 4 80 iS 7i 1r t < > 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE cAnswer to Irs Vale I Her recent article on We Need No Church Draws a Response From a Western Critic t By W H Kerr Kiiidly permit me to answer in the Blade the article We Need No Church by Mrs George Vale in Blade of March 22nd She asks some questions and seems to expect an answer I do not remember saying I am the first and only one to recognize these great discoveries that all Gods Devils and Holy Ghosts are fabulous beings heaven and hell myths and death the end of conscious life forever 1 discovered them was the first to pro claim them as discoveries was the first one to recognize their great value and to propose and begin the organization of a special society for their promulgation But since I begun the work others claim to have made the same discoveries In Justice to all claimants I then propose a union of all such people as equal original discoverers and founders and charter t members of the Church of Humanity for ithelr teach...

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. — 10 May 1908

J BLUE GRASS BLADE I I j Ii Ah Abe Blades Correspondence ell rrrir v rrr An Encouraging Letter MILO MAINEI have not written you since the Blade took on a new shape and my opinion of It Is that the change Is a good one but one thing of all Is better and that Is the type is much clearer from errors than before and consequently those who have the time Inclination and knowl edge to write for Its pages have the pleas ure of seeing their efforts In print as they Intended it should be I am also pleased to see so many of those who have done yeoman service in the cause come to the front again and help out with the new venture The articles are much more pleasing than formerly In short I cannot but con gratulate the management and writers all round One thing came to my mind as I am writing you that Is that it seems to me that not enough stress Is drawn to the fact of the power of a good book by an acknowledged authority or anything per tanning to Freethought To me some of the books at reasonab...

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. — 10 May 1908

< c a i Ico < c > f > r r I f1ff k 14 BLUE GRASS BJADE tAge Cannot Dim WILMINGTON VTYours of the 21st received and be assured your kind and ap 1preclatlng words are worth more to me than all the promotion a church built on a false foundation fans to offer People who allow falseness in their religion may and quite naturally would let a little of It f creep Ino their friendship Truth and sincerity are characteristic of the Free thinker and It Is by this token royal that I accept unquestioned their professions of sympathy and esteem Besides I have learned In the seventyfive years I have lived that It takes a good deal of a man to make a real Freethinker and my respect for him has Increased with my years Blot out the Infidels the Atheists and their counterparts the Scientists and how poor this world would be My life has been that of a farmer on the hills of Vermont Have seen the sun rise every morning and sink behind the green I mountains every nlgnt Have watched the I seaso...

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. — 10 May 1908

i 41 J > t 1J y tS Z fc f 11 BLUE GRASS BLADE 18 Series APrimary Primary DepartmentI ZOOLOGY FIRST LESSON EXPLANATORY The questions propounded below arc designed to serve n double purpose They constitute an outline for an investigation into what will assist the stu dent to obtain the most complete knowledge of the sub 1CtA full and complete answer to each question may be found in the text book The course is prescribed to benefit the student therefore answers must not be taken verbatim from the text book but should be a mental effort upon the part of the student derived from what has been read If a reference to the text book is necessary for the pur pose of obtaining the correct way to spell a name or even to refresh memory this is permissible but should not be done if it can be avoided If such reference is made do not prepare the answer until the mind has been allowed to reflect upon the question In this way the student will be able to better remember what has been studied Your s...

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. — 10 May 1908

dlco i ri r l e fi 16 BLUE GRASS BLADE jI The First ad Only Complete Edition of VOLTAIRES WORKS i fhei ever published In English has Just Been completed by the CRAFTSMEN OF THE ST HUBERT GUILD New translations by WILLIAM Pt FLEMING Including the Notes of TOBIAS SMOLLETT Revised and Modernized A Critique and Biography by the RT HON JOHN MORLEY M P DESPREAD Interest hal prevailed In the publication of this great authors works as It marks a new era In the world of literature The real history of Voltaires life and the YDESPREAD of his writings ban been denied Eng11shreadlng people until this wok 4 was translated Voltaire Is eminent alike at historian toge satirist wit philosopher economist dramatist oet eiujrlit M the champion of mental liberty and the foe 01 lnolersnce In all its forms Via historical writings are tbe creation of one who was the admired friend or tie Sovereigns of his day Histories written with such opportunities gain In every way His volumes on The Age of Louis XIV are...

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. — 17 May 1908

rJ 1 BLUE GRAS BLADE tfa i Volume XVII Number 4 LEXINGTON Weekly u DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDjiljF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT IJi i In lile and death his Fc thought is proclaimedZ i ii

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. — 17 May 1908

ii BLUE GRAlS BLADE l a Y J If Volume XVII Number 4 LEXINGTON KYKAY 17 1308 Published Weekly u DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA F FREEDOM OF THOUGHT y z f PR CHARLES WWJN MARTIN If III life pruj 4 pIj Iik 1 I1ouphl J pjJfJlwl

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. — 17 May 1908

I f f l 1 r v I 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE DR CHARLES EDWIN MARTIN I In all ages there have been an heroic few who have boldlyIn 1877 with his wife and two daughters Linnlo Gwendolln rejected that religion which Reason the pitiless monarch of the and Isis Blanche he moved out west to Kansas and settled on mind tells us must as inevitable pass as did those of Isis and a farm 32 miles west of the city of wichita Two years of un Bel and Cybele leaving In the earths allabsorbing bosom only successful fanning brought him to the city Here he engaged In a few shattered altars and broken fanes Too many human business first as a dealer In real estate and later as a commis minds are rendered morbid by religion and to those who have sion merchant In both he proved successful and was able to manifested that superb courage to openly differ from the multitude acquire a competency upon which he could furnish his are worthy the veneration and respect of underneath posteritychildren with a desirable educati...

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. — 17 May 1908

C rr 1 IBLUE Gn1sWffnE BLUE GRASSlBIiADE < o 3 I The Christians Messiah Christianity Is But one Trunk on the Tree of Superstition Growth of the Messiah Idea By A A Snow There are myriads of people who If con vinced of the unreasonableness of the Bible claims to inspiration if made to ECO its tales of savagery injustice indo cency or its contradictions of science and known facts will still Insist that it must be divine because throughout its thousands of pages written by some sixtysix Inde pendent authors living during different per iods comprising over 1500 years of time one general purpose runs with it Is said perfect agreement As an example we are told that the coming of Jesus as Christ is predicted from all the old Testament proph ets from Moses to Malachi find that in perfect accord with these predictions one Jesus of the greatest celebrity of any man of earth was born in the obscure town of Bethlehem the very town in which the predictions said he was to be born Now if the ab...

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