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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 14 June 1908

k y V r f < BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 rl Religious Solidarity Article In Response to Outlook Editorial on Orthodox Combinations Which Outlook Refused to Publish By J F Linton Religious Solluarltyan organized and regardI I as a political nuisance of the worst charac ter and a menace to all honest and enlighten ed government governmentWo Wo now have two thoroughly organized Church votes In this country and our exper ience with them certainly should not lead ua to encourage the formation of another such organization Religious corporations like com morclal are more or less selfish and Intent upon their own agrandlzement In the nature of things when a lot of folks come to believe they are engaged In a great contest with themselves and trod on ono side and the Devil and the other folks on the other side they are not apt to bo Very considerate of the political rights of the other folks when once they gain control I The Mormon vote has been more or less under tho control of a helrnrchy from the...

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. — 14 June 1908

1 i 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE Convert the Churm Choir Character Has a Greater Influence than the Mere Thoughts Advanced By Manly A Brigham Early In my Investigation of the religious problems It became apparent that argument foglc reason and all the facts concerning the Impossibility of the theological doctrines were of small effect when placed before the average man with tainted environments The disappointments that came to me In my efforts both In private and public to dispel the fog of religion from the minds of Its vic tims were so bitter at times that I narrowly escaped becoming the counterpart of a re ligious fanatic In a demonstration of Infidel fanaticism It Is a fact that many of our freethought advocates have been caught In this trap and swing as far to the cranky side as a cank can turn and thereby lose their Influence and cast ridicule upon their cause and themselves We need to teach the youth of the freethought school that one of the first requisites of a rationalist is to so b...

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. — 14 June 1908

u 4 or I < i BLUE GRASSBLADE 5 fr I the Soul Not Found Article Suggested by Father Shermans Foolish TwaddleRefused to Answer the Ques tion By Wm H Cox Tho Catholics are the last ones to ring down the curtain on the religious mania In our old and peaceful city for tho year of 1908 All tho churches both great and small have held their usual revivals as of old and can now sleep dormant until their spirits awaken them from for the year of 1909 As this thing Is spasmodic wo know it will appear again Wo only hope that when it makes Its usual appearance It wll be a better and saner and a safer religion than we have had In the past The different religious sects have at last quit murdering each other and persecuting all others who do not accept their creed and dogma 1 take this for a sign of the timesthat it is dying a slow and peaceful death The nar cotic which she has received at the hands of thelFree Thought Press 4s putting her peacefully and finally on the shelf of oblivion where she...

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. — 14 June 1908

ccccc c t ro > c rV C Jf rw LtcLr + c c c c f ti 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE p3a11 H N N N N H N NN N H N N y Current Comment on Public Events v I NHN + N NN + N NN NHHNNNHNNNNHNN If Pictorial art has done much to create a feel ing of awe and reverence among the Ignorant masses of the world but there Is such a thing as carrying It too far Greater structures than that now known as orthodox Christianity have fallen from their own weight caused by Super fluous trimmings and embellishments Many an artist has won name and fame by permit ting his talents to fasten upon religious themes whereas In other directions they might have been wasted Church buildings are as a rule of handsome Interior decorations The exterior Is presented with a view to attracting a wondering admir I ation and attention Stained windows Images costly pictures gorgeous drapery paintings on wall and ceiling all tend to a grossly ma terial presentation of things and subjects held to be divine Few churches dan now be found wi...

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. — 14 June 1908

I f BLUE GRASS BLADE 7 porter that came across his path and pumped him so full of hot air about brigands and bibles that the poor scribe actually came to believe It and gave the story all the necessary trim mings to make It appear of the sensational sort and play the preacher up strong Like actors and actorettes the preachers must get advertisement The returning missionary racket is a good way though a trifle stale When young men students In a modern col lege full of ambition and life organize them selves Into a club the avowed purpose of which It to mutually combine In hating the numbers of the fair sex there Is something radically wrong with their makeup The uni versal law Is that the male shall seek the female be sought Of course there are excep tions to every law to every rule and It Is saId that sometimes the exceptions go far toward proving tho rule From the press dispatches we learn that a Woman Haters Club has been formed br a fen male students at Pennington Seminary In New ...

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. — 14 June 1908

Wt y J i tt > I 8 B UE GRASS BLADE BLUE GRASS BLADEr Published weekly at Lexington Ky > Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him until his death February 7 1906cr JAMES E HUGHES Publisher and Manager JOHN R EdltI r 1 1268 N Limestone Street Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES l By mall postpaid 160 per year in advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remittance 100 each1 sixmonths months 50 cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion GO cents one month or four Insertions 100 six months 500 one year 800 Quarter column single 1 insertion 200 one month 400 six months 2000 one year 3000 Half column whole column or larger advertisements at special rates upon application The publisher has the right to reject any and all advertisements offered GENERAL BUSINESS RULES ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of the term for whic...

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. — 14 June 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE ability to classify their knowledge and lay the basis of a science as did the people of the Occident This was done by the Greeks Thales one of the seven sages of Greece has been called the father of astronomy He first taught that the earth was round and that the moon receives Its light from the sun This was 640 B C He also determined when the equinoxes and solstices occur and predicted an eclipse of the sun which is famous in history for having terminated a war between the Medes and the Lydlans Anaxlmander 611 BC Invented the sundial and explained the causes of the moons phases Pythagoras 582 r B C founded air astronomical school at Cretona Italy where ho educated hundreds of enthusiastic pupils He also taught that the sun was the center of the solar system and although a great and Imaginary dreamer he dreamed a system of the uni verse that was almost correct as we know it today Anaxagorus 500 B C explained the eclipses of both sun and moon Hlp parchus who flourishe...

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. — 14 June 1908

o 4f 0 > J 10 BLUE GRASS BLADEJ I a prism mounted between their respective object glasses The rays of Jlght enter and are rendered parallel by one of the object glasses They then pass through the prism and separating Into their different colors enter the other telescope arranged for that purpose and fall upon the eye Sometimes a third tele scope Is attached which contains a minutely divided scale for measuring the position of the lines thrown upon the spectrum There are certain well known rules that govern all spectra When the light of a solid or liquid body as of whitehot Iron is passed through a prism the spectrum is continuous and con sists of a series of distinct colors varying from red on one side to violet on the other If the light of a burning gas containing any volatilized substance be passed through a prism the spectrum Is not continuous but is characterized by bright colored lines Sodium gives two yellow lines strontium gives one red line silver gives two green lines an...

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. — 14 June 1908

11kt x 7fr < d 1 BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 as being about thirty years of age and a nonbeliever in spiritualism and its phenomena has stated that she has actually seen the soul of a monthold babe leave the body at death and that the soul while retaining some resemblance to a human form appeared like cigar smoke Add this to the soulweighing process coming out of Boston of which mention is made this week by Dr Bowles and we have reached the limit of absurdity absurdityBut But one remedy is available for such gross super stitions and that is through careful study of natural law If menand women knew more about nature and her methods there would be infinitely less supersti tion in the world The race would soon come to a realization 01 the grand physical fact that there can be no conscious life after death and that the grave is the be all and the end all of what there is to human life RALLYING ROUND THE BLADE The popularity of the Blade is well attested by the receipt of a large number of le...

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. — 14 June 1908

f t i3BIif r 1 12 BLUE GRASS BLADE l i < Neoplatoriism Neoplatoriismlishing Continued from last Issue Melito bishop of Sardls 141 A D dedicated an apology to Marcus Antonlus emperor in behalf of the Christians community which Eu sebtus thinks was written 170 A D Pious men he says are now persecuted and har rassed throughout all Asia by new decrees which was never done before and Impudent Sycophants and suc as covet tho posses sions of others taking occasion from the edict to rob without fear or shame etc Again ho says and here Is the thing In a nutshell For the philosophy religion we profess truly flour ished a foretime among the barbarous na tions but having blossomed again or been transplanted In tho great reign of thy ances tor It proved to be above all things ominous of good fortune to thy kingdom This bishop Melito suffered mutilation for the kingdom of heaven sake Let the reader compare this statement with Pauls declaration In ColossIans 123 If yo continue In tho faith grou...

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. — 14 June 1908

o 1 ff ro r r I BLUE GRASS f ° BLADE 13 this religion at his commands end paid trib ute because It was sure to land them In heaven no matter what they stole or whom they j killed or what manner of humanity they were The pope gathered In the tributes which con slated of sundries too numerous to mention and as guardian of the public morals he had the support of every throne In Europe to collect It and kill all the heretics within their respective states The great prize tribute catcher In this religion was the unfolded fact that any man could get to heaven no matter what he had done provided ho had money enough or hid friends with money enough to satisfy the church ho would In the end secure a harp This religion was built that way so the people could be commercialized and that Is what ails thin country today The people are slaves cringing under a des potism called Christianity which still sings this platitude Faith alone Is sufficient to salvation All our millionaires arc sure or heave...

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. — 14 June 1908

r 1 J 4 r I i 14 BLUE GRASS BLADE 0 0 1rSir ww Ki Cbe Blades Cotwcspondcncc i J xJxxv The Blade Is pleased to direct the attention of its readers to tho sentiments expressed In the communications that follow hereunder Freethought Is not dead It may be slum bering true but when the conflict appears Imminent the Soldiers In libertys great army are ever to strike a blow and furnish the means of battle From the numerous letters we have re ceived and the pledges made the Blado takes great pride In Its subscribers and friends These letters are evidences of a supreme ap preciation and an open admission of the Blades Importance to Freethought If any doubts were ever entertained con cerning the stability of tho Freethought hosts In America a perusal of tho communications that follow will materially assist In dispelling It ItWhile While the Issue Is yet In an rnsettled state we extend our heartfelt thanks to those who I have so nobly and generously responded I Read I Has the Right Ring PELLA ...

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. — 14 June 1908

t r 1 > iI I > l BLUE GRASS BLADE 15 Six Popular Books Sent Free As a matter of advertisement and to In crease the circulation of our advanced thought literature we will send the following six books free to every reader of this magazine who will cooperate with us CONCENTRATION The road to Success by Henry Harrison Brown This Is a book containing 128 pages written In plain and sim ple language by this popular author of New Thought books It Is a clear and practical treatise on the attainment of success In every walk of life Price finely bound In cloth and gold 100 paper cover BOo THE CELESTIAL LIFE by Frederick W Burry A new book of 144 pages full of bril liant presentations of truth highly optimistic throughout and directing the way to light life and power Handsomely printed and bound Price cloth arid gold 100 paper cover BOc SPRIGS OF POETRY by Norris C Sprigg LL D Colorados favorite poet This book Is like a harp of a thousand strlngsftve hundred poems on such a variety of sub...

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Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 14 June 1908

J BEUE GRASS BLADE C < f4 ci iti 11 j Iei 1 The First and Only Complete Edition of VOLTAIRES WORKS ever pattsfiecf fa English has just teen completed by the CRAFTSMEN OF THE ST HUBERT GUILD New translations by WILLIAM P FLEMING Including the Note of TOBIAS SMOLLETT Revised and Modernized A Critique and Biography andBiographyby IDESPREAD Interest bas prevailed In the publication of this great author works as It marks a nw era In the world of literature The real history of Voltaire life and the mID character of his writings have been denied Englishreading people until this work was translated Voltaire U eminent alike as historian sate satirist wit phllosooher ecoooirlrt dramatis poet essayist as the champion o < mental liberty and the foe ol Intolerance la til forms rne11 onewho Its arms Ills historical writing are the creation of one who was the admired friend cfitle Sovereigns of Ms day Histories written with such opportunities gain In every way Ills volumes on The Age of Loui...

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Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 21 June 1908

r 0 BLUE GR A SS BLADE 6 Volume XVII Number 9 LEXINGTON BY JUNE 21 1908 Published Weekl I = = = I DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT I Ii J N F GRIS N OLD il 1 t Strong supports of Freethoucht and New Englandpioneer 8

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. — 21 June 1908

J 2 BLUE GRASS BLADE N e F Griswold The character of mall Is to be Judged liy his deeds and not by Ills profession of belief It has been well said that actions speak more eloquent than words and the subject we now have before us furnishes an Illustration of the truth contained In that famous expression Sav age nonessentials and bigoted Intolerance have combined to produce serious reflection In the minds of honest and liberal men ultimately leading them to an abandonment of all forms of religion or religious worshipThe The history of Freethought contains many generous and unselfish V characters Paine gave his all for the cause of Independence and since his day Freethinkers have been found who have never fulled to give of their means at any time when n call was made for the means nec essary to better propagate truth or to defend It from assault allotted N F Griswold of Merlden Conn now rapidly nearing lifes allotted span must be written ns one of those generous and heroic few who has ...

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. — 21 June 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I Bryan and the Religious Question Great Exponent of Democracy Taken to Task by a Woman Writer for His Religious Pretentlons Being Put Into a Pol itical Campaign IJy Harriet SI Closz Whenever a now minister locates among us I attend church at least once and during tin winters protracted efforts I make the round of the revivals and take stock of those who have contracted tho cold weather conta gion which iccurs with unchanging regularity and exposes most of tho Invertebrates In till vicinity besides Inducing the loquacious ad mission ot Irresponsibility by the victims who seeks with frenzied fervor to get something for nothing The resident ministers call a crowd of per haps 50 people who listen with more or less Indifference to the old old story that Is said to bo refreshing and regenerating AH you know resident ministers are paid 7 from six to twelve hundred dollars per annum ac cording to the size of the parish Well I recently repaired to the largest audi torium ...

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. — 21 June 1908

1 BLUE GRASS BLADE i If Thou Art God New Prayer promulgated for Universal Use Is Vastly Superior to the Old Stereotyped Forms By John Emerson Roberts 0 thou Infinite Invisible nameless One whom men must name and naming call Thee God If thou art why may not men know Thee as Thou art If Thou art not why should the thought of Thee embitter and per vert the hearts of men Thy worshippers are guessers and guessing at the Divine riddle men like children at play fall out and quarrel turning happiness and Joy to strife and tears In Thy name they have built dungeons piled fagots and devised toiturcs from which life lied to the cool embrace of death the last and only friend They have called Then Maker of Paradise and Hell Thou the Infinite and have said the glory of Thy throne shone more refulgent the music of celestial Joy was sweeter for the cry of anguish and the sobs of pain which rose and cached tho heartless happiness of the blest In Thy name men have trampled Into the mire the sweet ear...

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. — 21 June 1908

> f1 BLUE GRASS BLADE t j I I That Grain of Gold Text Taken From an Apt Saying by the Late Robert G Ingersoll By Susan J Peck I belong to the great church that holds the world within Its starlit aisles that finds with joy the grain of gold In every creed and Hoods with light and love the germs of good In every soulIngersoll I shall not accuse Mr Ingersoll of alluding to material gold for I believe that he meant the gold of truth Aye the grain of the gold of truth How well the creed makers understood their work against human nature with Its Innate longings after truth How subtly they plotted when they scattered the few grains of truth through the creeds that they would force upon their fellow beings How they calculated that after the sharp conflict in which their liberties and the recognition of their right to the one natural creed of justice should be wrested from them they would retain the creeds false though they were and for the sake of the grains of truth hidden In them And s...

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. — 21 June 1908

l 4 t 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE t = b Current Comment on Public Events s N N HO H H N H N H H H N N N N H N N H N N N N N N N N N Political expediencies have led to a system of governmental espionage over the doings of corporations and the doctrine of publicity has become engrafted upon political platforms No matter what course may be pursued by either of the parties It Is n selfevident fact that corporate power will continue to exist t but It Is a wise maxim that would bring cor porations under governmental control than tll have the corporations control the government Now why could not the same doctrine apply to tho church Churches are but aggregations or combinations of Individual units and It Is palpable that commercial corporations have wrought less evils upon tho masses than have the churches Once a church membership con ceives the notion that It would bo advontn geous to their institution for certain special legislation to be enacted they at once combine In an effort to secure It Law...

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