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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 24 May 1908

n + iyrF n a 4 a 4 a 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 1901 Jas E HughesBus Manager and Publisher John R Charlesworth Editor 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky P O Box 193 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 160 per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance lfO each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 60 cents each Trial subscriptions 16 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or four Insertions 1100 six months 600 one year 800 Quarter column single one Insertion 200 60six oneumonthc4 year one month 411 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger adver tisements at special rates upon application tIgen chaait The publishers have the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULE...

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. — 24 May 1908

< J I > t d G2 BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 grant ol laud between the Merrimac and Charles Kivcrs from the Council of New Eng land they came and settled upon it obtain ing all the rights of a selfgoverning corpora tion Although fleeing from persecution in the old country their first act was to establish a theocracy in the new Laws were made and promulgated giving the right of suffrage to none but church members The ministers wielded a terrible power in politics They were its spiritual and temporal masters In the course of a few months tho colony grew to be a rabid theocracy in which the build ing of churches and the preaching of the gos pel were of tie first importance In 1030 Roger Williams led a revolt Ho demanded that all religious beliefs should DO tolerated and that the affairs of church and state should be kept entirely separate For this ho was ordered to leave the colony and return to England by tho Puritan clergymen on tho ground that his views were danger ous In this they were ...

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. — 24 May 1908

Iili > iwi f c I iO BBTJE GRASS DE 11 uoand 1s rupmiy increaoiiig The pro beoou iUleea UU bu1IlIIcr UJ IvUSLU IU 1Leae u111 numuets jiuia will ue luuuu a uncut political issue m too pulluillg unialliell lury demon and tildes are uo iig closely drawn mmu lacie mere way seem but lit io iiupufiuucc m this struggle but beneath hit auriacu inure lies a smoldering puulic jpiuiou that is deciuedly antagonistic to the notion of promulgating orthodox views through public school instruction The real issue is church or antichurch control of the British educational institutions and a protest against the method of tainting the mind of childhood with superstition and orthodox fanaticism at public expense Our own country seems to be lagging in these essential features of aggressive propa ganda The habit of quietly giving way to orthodox encroachments upon legislation has become a custom Roosevelt recognized the mockery of the In God we Trust inscription upon the coin of the realm but a mamby pa...

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. — 24 May 1908

+ nx Y 4 1N c i t BLUE GRASS BLA 11 t IThe Christians Messiah If Bible Prophecies Are Wrong Whence Came The Christ Idea CHAPTER TWO By A A Snow As we have seen there were predictions made in the Old Testament of various de liverers that were to come in the future and rescue the Jews from the various distresses they were in such as captivity and similar oppressions These predictions acted as n nucleus on which future prophets extended and enlarged Titus grew the idea of a coin ing incssiuh The term messiah in Hebrew signifies anointed Cyrus was called the anointed of the Lord as he was to deliver tho Jews from the seventy year captivity of Babylon Being in constant warfare he con ceived as a great diplomatic scheme the idea t of giving the Jews their liberty in order to insure their cooperation zeal and sympathy This notion ho made known to tho people through pretended predictions from the Lord even going BO far as to make interpolations in Isaiah written two hundred years before as ...

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. — 24 May 1908

tc i r f3 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE THE MAN AFTER GODS OWN HEART Continued From Page 4 2ndSamuel daughter ter of Saul had no child unto the day ot other j U jjj Then 2nd Samuel 218 says But the king took the two sons of llizpah whom she bare unto Saul and the five sons of Michal the thedaughter the hands of the Gibeonites and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord and they fell all seven together and were put to death in the days of harvest If Michal the daughter of Saul had no itis is an axiom that the five sons of Michal daughter of Saul who were delivered to the Gibeonites were born after Michals death The Virgin Mary having an Immaculate Con ception and bearing one son while she was living pales into insignificance before Michal who had five postmortem conceptions and isthe the greatest miracle in the Bible and lays Jonah and all the others in the shade David Daviddid did wonderful things but Michal his first andDavid David in their warfare kept in close commun communication i t...

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. — 24 May 1908

i r m BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 i o ar a xHooHox s o o r a r x o 0 4 a o a wr o 0 o a o I LUU t Che Blades u Correspondence HHH pr N144 rw rtrrVVt1Vw Another Freethinker Gone ALVIN TEXPlease stop the Blade to Lewis Hall Courtland Kansas nnd send bill of amount due for same and we will settle Father died February 10 1003 at the age of eightysix August 28th was in his eighty seventh year Ho died without a struggle went to sleep and passed away Ho died as he lived an Atheist Please change A B Halls address from Courtland Kansas to Alvin Texas Wo have sold out at Courtland and moved everything to this place nnd have no further interest in the dryold state of KansasC H HALL Surely Wants the Blade SIGOURNEY IOWA My mother told me a few days ago that her subscription to the Blade would expire in May and she requested me to renew for her as she likes to read the Blade Please continue to rend each Blade in wrapper by itself The reason for this re quest is that there are several people living out i...

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. — 24 May 1908

q = q i T i 14 BLUE GRASS BLADE Information Wanted EXCELSIOR WISPerhaps you remember that about a year ago I proposed to Jehqva J C and Co that if they would extend my time ten more years in this world making me eighty years old I would give one thous and years off my life in the next world have waited and listened but received no answer therefore take silence for consent So will give notice to my Spiritualist friends that they need not call me up for I will sleep a thousand years as per agreement I have made it a practice to read the Blade then pass it around but since the change has been made in the form I am filing it away for future reference Suppose I inclose two dol lars 200 for which set mo ahead one year and the extra fifty cents for an extra to hand to others who I think will read it I have tried to pet a club of five but have not succeeded but may yet Are there any of our friends that can tell me where T can get music and words suitable for our funerals or will we always h...

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. — 24 May 1908

tf k1 k kr to F > r r S BLUE GRASS BLADE 15 that to remove the cause and you have the effect A system that makes millionaires and beggars also makes religious hypocrites The system makes religion and religion lends its support to the system Now lets join the Socialist in breaking down this damnable sYRtelllS J GARRETT An Oklahoma Friend JAMES OKLAI have been thinking I would write the Blade for sometime but I thought by waiting I would be able to make a remittance It seems as though I have a hard bush in this western country to keep tho wolf from tho door This country is new It is the western part of the Cherokee Strip that was open for settlement twelve years ago or more and that was cold mean land but now a good new country It was Beaver county but statehood in Oklahoma law caused three counties to be made out of it It lays between the foot of the Texas plains and Kansas the panhandle of Okla homa It is full of bigots and hypocrits Very few Freethinkers in this neighborhood but...

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. — 24 May 1908

r L 47 S t U1GGRASS BLADE o < 7 The First and Only Complete Edition of VOLTAIRES WORKS i ever published in English has Just Been completed by the CRAFTSMEN OF THE ST HUBERT GUILD i the Notes of TOBIAS WILLIAM T FLEMING Including New translations by i SMOLLETT Revised and Modernized A Critique and Biographyi by the ItT HON JOHN MORLEY M P i has prevailed In the publication of this great authors works as It Interest s IDESPREAD the world or literature The real history or Voltaire life and the iljIDESPREAD era oft In writings have been denied EnjUshreadlng people until this work y was translated Voltaire Is eminent alike u historian MM satirist wit philosoo her economist meatalrberl1 11 y the champion 01 mental liberty and the foe 01 laolernee la dramatist p essayist as the admired friend or the dramatistI the creation of one who was Its forma 1IIs historical writings are In His volumes with such opportunities gain every way written Sovereigns of his diy Histories I the Grand Monarc...

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. — 31 May 1908

r > r Pvo < c c 1 j > c i t BLUE GR ssl 3LADE tJ fI t Volume XVII Number 6 LEXINGTON KYM MAY 31 igo8 Published Weekl f DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT I It JOSEPH HAIGH 21 i i Westeri Pioneer and Freethinker 1

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. — 31 May 1908

+ i tt > 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE I 0 T tI Joseph and Edward Haigh c The uncertainty of existence finds ample demonstration in this brief sketch for it is required to serve a double purpose a double duty as it were In the first place it appears as a birthday anniversary commemoration of one who finds the shadows falling towards the west and at the same time a memorial for one loved while living and honored now dead who was on this side of life when the poem given on this page was first penned but died shortly thereafter For many years the Freethought propaganda in America found ardent supporter than Joseph Haigh no warmer friend nor more u on noon L formerly of Chebanse Illinois now resid I ing at Kankakee The Freethought press has from time to time been enlivened and enriched by his contributions from both pen and pocket while some of his writings have been published In pamphlet form at 3 his own cost and expense The Free thought gatherings of the country found him a constant and Inte...

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. — 31 May 1908

1 I r4 BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I Against Political Tyranny Western Writer Defends Lincolns Memory Against Present Republican Assaults By George Leeson The most uniform characteristic of man is his desire to securely enjoy perpetual hap piness Mostly by ruling his neighbor with or without his consent This his political ignorance fights for pays for votes for and dies for Religiously he as ignorantly fights for it pays for it persecutes for it prays for it and dies for It Yet he has not left I a period in history where the average life was worth the thralldom and tribulations of woe it cost Why are such afflictions confined to the thet t animals artificially clothed who claim to be 4 the wisest and the noblest of all Orthodox theology teaches that mans de pravity is Inevitable it being his share of J r Adam and Eves retribution Rational scientists repudiate this theo logical theory as not being in accord with moral justice or sustained by credible au thority Natural causes produce the effe...

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. — 31 May 1908

j < t 9 > ifj 3I 4 fBLUE GRASS BLADE Neoplatonism ITS INFLUENCE ON CHRISTIANITY Dy F D Hall PREFACE I have written and compiled this short concise history of Neoplatonism and early Christianity for the express benefit of the men of common Intelligence who have not tho means to buy or ability or time to find the many books necessary to an understand ing of the subject I have never yet found any short essay covering the ground I have attempted to present to the reader One Is surprised at the Ignorance und credulity of the early church apologists and the Christian fathers as shown by the records I have found many men during my lifetime who wished to know more about what Is called Christianity but were barred because of the expense of books and the extravagant lan guage of the writers Tho study of com parative religions during the past 30 years i has opened up a new view of early Christi anity I have taken most of my authorities from Christian writers and all liberals know they ne...

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. — 31 May 1908

t < lt < BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 Theodoslus It is only when these and all other circumstances of the case are duly realized that we have a right to Inquire how much tho essential doctrines of Christianity Christianitycontributed contributed to the victory and what share must be assigned to the organization of the church Prof Harnack asks why did not the theNeoplantonlsts Neoplantonlsts set up an independent re ligious community It had entirely re modeled the ancient religions with a view to their restoration Why was Neoplaton ism defeated by Christianity We claim it was not only tho name was changed to Christianity to correspond with the tiame of the mythical savior Christ Chrqls tos Chrlstus or Chrlshna the Hindoo savior copied by the Neoplatonists who when theyl theyI from India How does it happen if this be not true that the birth and infancy of both myths are identical The Christ of the In infancy from the Jesus of the one to three years ministry in our gospels Alas there was n...

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. — 31 May 1908

1 v 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE tJ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + A t 1 Current Comment on Public EventsZ + + + The Christian evangelization of the cities has been solved at last For this the church owes a debt of grati tude to Rev J Wilbur Chapman of PhiladelphiaHis His plan is to hold simultaneous services in every district upon the TorreyAlexander style These meetings are to be held on the streets and sinners called to repentance As the people refuse to attend the services already provided for them the services are peolleI I The plan is not a new one It is an old method revived It has been tried and abandoned It worked well for n brief sea son but the people tired of It New methods were then sought and having run the gamut j a return to the old is thus made necessary Undoubtedly the Rev Chapman Is a great manIn his own mind It remains to be I I seen what his colaborers will think of him as his methods are being put to a test The failure of the church to attract the masses finds additional pr...

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. — 31 May 1908

1t 101 BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 In that last analysis it is said the real thing is belief It has to be either belief or mor ality It cannot be both If god deliber ately loses a soul and chrIst saves it and neither consults the person then it doesnt make any vital difference whether you are Judas or Paul If one is saved to the future by his own effort and the laws of the universe it does not make an atoms difference whether Christ is historical or mythical If one is saved by belief then morality is only a little ripple on the sur face Your good life wouldnt save you Your bad life couldnt lose you This is the logic of the position Dancing is yet prohibited by the Methodist church authorities and secretly indulged in by members of the Methodist churches While realizing the situation intensely the conference refused to repeal the prohibition hurch law well knowing that young tethodlsts would continue to violate that e law and no action be taken against them Naturally the average Methodist shr...

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. — 31 May 1908

we6s + reyPwe y ar sw csa I r J 1 > V > H tlt d 8 BLUE GRASS BLADE BLUE GRASS BLADE Published weekly at Lexington Ky Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 18S4 and edited by him until his death February 7 190S Jas E Hughes Out Manager and Publisher John R Charlesworth Editor 1268 N Limestone St Lexington Ky 1 P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 160 per year In advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remit tance 110 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months 60 cents each Trial subscriptions 16 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or tour Insertions 100 six months J60u 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 The publishers at special have rates the upon right application to reject any and all advertisements offered u GENERAL BUSINESS RU...

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. — 31 May 1908

W < BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY THREATENED POSTAL AUTHORITIES TO INVESTIGATE COMPLAINTS MADE AGAINST THE BLADE FREETHINKERS AROUSE The Blue Grass Blade is under Federal espionage Notice of a probable investigation with a view to excluding it from the mails has been served upon the editor and publisher The liberty of the American press and the religious liberty of every citizen in the republic are at stake and the issue is of vast importance to every anti orthodox publication in the country Should it ever become necessary and we can get the necessary financial means we will carry the case to the Supreme Court of the United States should an adverse ruling be made before submitting to any arbi trary authority No citizen no institution no paper or periodical in America can be or ought to be discriminated against because of its antireligious or antiChristian utter ances as the Constitutional guarantee of religious liberty includes the right to express a lionbelief in god as i...

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. — 31 May 1908

> r fr JD i i3LUc GRASS IMAM us and offer such financial help as they are capable of giving No call will be made for any cash until it is certain that the fight will have to be made Pledges are now all that are asked for These pledges can be redeemed on call We have already expended money in retainer fees for counsel to watch our side of the A BRAINLESS BIGOT The doctrines preached by Ingersoll and his like are vicious and If we were to have a community made up entirely of people of this belief It would be unsafe for a person to pass through in even in broad daylight The newspaper clipping containing the foregoing choice criticism was sent to the Blade by L J Post of Jacksonville Fla The author is said to be some sort of a 2 by 4 preacher who publishes some sort of a f 2 by 4 paper at Whitehall Ill The name of the preacher is given as H E Bell The clipping purports to be a criticism made by Bell against an article appearing in a White hall paper commending the erection of a propo...

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. — 31 May 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 te different Sects have been drawn into the fight and the battle is assuming much larger proportions Each sect jealously guards its own shibboleth and It is now the representatives of the opposing com bines of godworshippers who are taking up the cudgel against each other One of the most potent results of this sectarian controversy has happily for the children and for humanity been toreduce all religious instruction In the schools to the lowest possible minimum and still re tain a semblance of it Very little empha sis was given to those cardinal points of all religions and the dispute arose over the nonessentials Believers in baptism by immersion would not tolerate any form of religion taught to their children which held that sprinkling was all that was re quired to be washed in a spiritual way and viceversa Meanwhile the Freethink er held aloof still demanding that no re ligious Instruction be given the children at all until the Jewish element took a hand in the...

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