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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 4 October 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 9 thus organizedand each State organization well backed by local clubs the prospects will become cheering indeed TILL SUNDAY MKKTIXnS On this subject but little need bo said in these columns The Blado has already published Mrs Blivens plans for Sunday meetings and if these are utilized as they should be they will apply equally to local secular clubs or to meet ings held under the auspices of the Materialist Associa tion The Blade heartily commends the suggestions offered by Mrs Bliven and expresses the hope that in the near future it may bo able to publish a report that somebody some where has put these suggestions into practical operation Jis THE LECTURE BUREAU Acting upon the suggestion given in the report of Eliza Mowry Bliven Secretary of the Materialist Association given at tho recent convention and afterwards appearing in the Blade the convention adopted and ratified the plan to place the Editor of the Blade in charge of the proposed Lecture Bureau a position ...

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. — 4 October 1908

f 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE due reflection it may be estimated as being of great value The proposition briefly stated is to invite seventyfive eighty or onehundred Materialists to contribute to a sym posium on why they do not believe in god or a future life This would make a book of about twohundred pages It could be printed by voluntary contribution even the sym posium Biters joining and each contributor to the cost of publication could be given a pro rata number of copies for free distribution With such a number writing upon such subjects and giving reasons for the particular faith that is in them it must start others who read it to thinking for themselves and this is the way by which Freethinkers are madeThis This matter is only under consideration as yet but if the Directors of the Materialist Association are accorded i proper and necessary support it can be a successful medium of propaganda propagandaI I The Blade is an open forum and it would like to have a more general discussion 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. — 4 October 1908

IBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE 11 church to make tho memory of Spencer will be perpetuated by thinking people in spite of Westminster Abbey The poem is beautifiily expressive of this sentiment and the Blade gladly gives ita place for reproduction in its columns RELIGION AND THE FUTURE Sectarianism has its virtues as well as its vices but with al the latter to a great extent outweigh the former The bitter struggle between the sects for public patronage for political recognition as against each other for prefer ment of an exclusive character tend to produce some slight improvement in creeds and formulas so as to conform to the changing modes of thought and public opinion and in this manner may it bo truthfully said that some little prog ress is shown Were it not for tho continual strife and friction tho hostile public criticism creed revisions might not have taken place for centuries yet to come Danger however arises from tho fact that out of this strife public interest is too frequently made...

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. — 4 October 1908

12 BLUE GRASS BLADE A Suggestion to Students Studentsof of Our School A Few Thoughts From A Freethinker Who believes Spine of our Text books Snould Not be Swallowed Whole By Franklin H Heald Presuming mat our Students of the lllades Correspondence School are Free thinkers and tuerelore nut absolutely bound to any particular Textbook form of think ing 1 would be glad to make a few sug gestions lor their consideration before they answer tne questions In Astronomy if it is not presuming too much The following appears to me to be some of the good reasons why there is a pro cession of solid matter in the solar system always on its way to and falling into the bun 1 The planets move around the Sun which proves to me that they mustbe fail ing If not falling whot other possible force can compel them to move 2 The mathematical ratio of the dis tances ot toe planets from the sun shows that they are gradually coming down and gaining speed as they tall which increases their centrifugal force and...

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. — 4 October 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 BIBLE CURSES Quite a Rushing Business was Done In The Old Days But By John F Clarke There was some pretty tall cursing done by God and angels and men during the Holy Epoch of Scriptural History God cursed Satan and Satan Is depicted as black sklnnca and horned head and fork ed tall as a blighting badge of the Divine CurseSatan Satan was evicted from Empyreans as a result of a political squabble The fac tions cursed eacn other and God was on the side of the heaviest cursltellery and Satan was separated from the Upper Tendom and outcasted rand denounced as a dammed black hornedheaded forkedtailed rascal Adam and Eve were cursed by God and by the Angel with the flaming sword Cain and Abel cursed each other and Cain picked up a club and knocked Abels block off This fuss was caused by jealousy of Gods favor Each built an altar to God rrl each made n sacfice Abels altar nifdo a savory smell and God vat delighted hut He turned up His nose at the smell that arose from Ca...

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. — 4 October 1908

14 BLUE GRASS BLADE Open Letter To A PreacherI Freethinker Replies to a Sermon Preached Upon some Live Topics By A A Snow Rev Scott Jones Dear Sir I was out and heard you preach at Mor gan one night and If you are not too much afraid of the truh you may here read what I think of it You told some things of a secular nature that are good practical and elevating All you said of the supernatural of course you know I could not subscribe to You know I do not believe in the supernatural neither that it ever has or ever can be proved to exist So I will let that pass I wish to to speak to you regarding where I think you made a mistake and I think a very sad one And if after reading this letter it In any way changes your views or methods It will not have been written in vain You spoke of the worth and beauty of your religion Ana I find no fault with you there one if he Is honest In It should esti mate his religion highly but I think you carried the matter too far when you esti mated it higher...

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. — 4 October 1908

s BLUE GRASS BLADE tlon the Leon papers through fear of being boycotted by the churches refused to pub lish It The people are grossly In Ignorance as to the rights of humanity on this sub ject and forced by the churches to remain so 2 The mayor of Leon through respect for piety threatened to enforce the Sunday closing law Notwithstanding the fact that the majority of the people were opposed to this tyranny and defeated the mayor in his attempt the church was active enough to make Its boycotting felt and when I sent an offer of 100 to any one who would give me a single quotation from the Bible threatening any one with any kind of pun ishment for doing any kind of work on Sunday or the first day of the week the papers dared not publish It Were the churches afraid of the truth or the false hood I might utter But I was under 100 bond to tell the truth So completely has the church succeeded in keeping the ma jority In ignorance that there Is not one In ten thousand of Its followers but w...

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. — 4 October 1908

Lc1 bJWW lr I I > 16 BLUE GRASS BLADE Be Sure and Subscrl For Secular Thought A Fortnightly Journal of Rational Criti cism In Politics Science nlt Religion Organ of the CANADIAN SECULAR UNION AND THE TORONTO SECULAR SOCIETY Editor J Spencer Ellis Published at 185Y Queen St West To ronto Canada Terms 1 per annum In advance single copies 10 cents All communications for the Editorial de partment should be addressed J Spencer Ellis Secular Thought 185 4 Queen St West Toronto Can All Business communications orders for books printing etc should be addressed C M ELLis Proprietor and Publisher Secular Thought 185Y Queen St West Toronto Can I 16 MEDIUM SIZE Mens New Thin Model Watches HAMPDENNO 104 23 jewels 30 Wm McKinley 21 Jewels 22 same 17 jewels 12 General Stark 17 Jewels 10 IB Jewels 8 7 Jewels 550 WALTHAM Riverside Maxlmus 23 Jewels 50 Riverside 19 Jewels 21 P S Dartlett 17 Jewels 1250 15 Jewels 8 7 Jewels 6 ELGINNo 156 or 162 21 Jewels 49 Verltas 21 Jewels 27 243 17 Jewels 22 242 ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

BLUE GRA1P BLADE Volume XVII Number 25 LEXINGTON Kai 0FTOBER n 1908 Published Weekly DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANJM0F FREEDOM OF THOUGHT OTTQ WETTSTEIN X II itII tpi 1eut of Materialist Association and 1rce Thought WritI 8

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

fj 5iff j 5i i 1 I 2 BLIIEtG BASS f BLADE > 1 I THREE GENERATIONS WITH OTTO I OTTO II ANbr TTOt IIII c Otto Wettstein Though not gifted with the flower and rhetoric of oratory but culling from the fields of intellectual thought rich and rare oC argument against the popular and orthodox < I delusions of the day the subject of this sketch has made his name as widely known on the American continent as that of any Freethinker during the past and present century Every reader of the Freethought press no matter where published or distributed and many others who do not claim to be ot Liberal thought are more or less familiar with the name of Otto Wettstein designer and builder of the handsome and attractive Free bought badge the Ingersoll souvenir spoon and many other Freethougbt trinkets of beauty and value His contributions to the Liberal press of the country whereat e has shown marked ability have won for him the proud and envious distinction of being the Father of Materialism In A...

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. — 11 October 1908

All > > f y lt iJ flt BLUE i GE lSS BLADE 3 I < f YJ 7 < rr i A iw 1 1 T i > iL 4 The Ax tf the Root or A God Impossible in Nature Brilliant Array of Facts and Authorities Against the God Idea Given In an Address Before Materialist As sociation Convention at Canal Dever Ohio Sept 7 1908 By Otto Wettsteln President Mr Chairman Ladles and Gentlemen I trust the logic force and originality of my argument may compensate you for its prosaic delivery Permit me first to present a few sen timents which will be admirable In lieu of a text and Indicate the alms and mission of the Materialist Association Dr Paul CarusNew truths appear at first sight always appalling They come to destroy the errors which we have accus tomed ourselves to cherish as truths Thus the truth naturally appears as destructive But look at the truth closer and you will find that It Is after all better and greater and nobler than the most beautiful fiction woven of errors EmersonThe new church will be founde...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

Ago ffl 4 BLUE GBASS BLADE L C + will bring the peace and happiness of a civ ilization we all hope for t It was natural and so easy In the days of the cavemen when their chief or fakir was called upon to explain the mysteries surrounding them to people the air with an < almighty spook to explain all they did not understand All primitive races being I alike Jgnorant all naturally thrived the haaI I r been up there In the sky nobody could know nobody could deny or had a better explanation Dense ignorance concerning the natural operations of nature and the potentiality of matter prevailed C If the Godmyths had not originated then and been taught and promulgated by schem > ing charlatans as authoritative law aDd gospel intelligent people would have no Gods today The revelations of science and of our giant telescopes sweeping from mountain tops in every portion of the worM c through boundless expanse have removed the dense web of mystery enshrouding nat ure and revealed the same to...

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. — 11 October 1908

I fe 7 BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 a god must be an animal or there Is none Emerson said Divine Personality is a theological cramp He was practically an atheist because in the absence of per sonality what has he to deify but the force and matter of the Materialist Underwood said Infinite Personality la as contradictory as a square circle or round triangle Of course It is It is a God or a universe It cannot be both Has God a brain then how can he be infinite If no brain no physical organism how can he be a Heavenly Fatherall wise affectionate just and control the af fairs of man Imagine a vast battlefield hot shot and shells flying in every direction and drop ping from the sky Would it be reasonable to believe that any great general could oc cupy every poslion of this ground and sur vive Yet this is what this godmyth Im plies Imagine a great railway center all trains moving v tho rate of ten mles a minute f could a solitary engineer possibly occupy each engine and all pf them at the same time...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

I Ii 6L BLTJE GRASS BLADE 6Lthe the seas and all the prairies with the varl gated planes and all the perfume in the winds and the song of the birds and the laughter of our children and the deeper thoughts and emotions to be the place where God has his habitation For what I do we know of the form of the Creator What must we think of a Power which IWhat the universe across which even a far as measured by man light Itself trav eling at the rate of 136000 miles per sec ond cannot pas In a million years To place Into bodily shape and imprison oven in a palce of gold and gems such a Creator is to make little children of our selves This radical departure from old Calvin ism brought down the wrath of Dr Patton and his elders They quickly called a coun cil tried him for heresy and kicked this man who had more Intellect than the total aggregate of all the wisdom In the church combined out of his pulpit The Prof and his admirers forthwith procured one of the largest auditoriums in the heart of...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

4 f 7 ifff a > i < BLUE GBASS BLADE 17 with arbitrary power omnipotence and omniscience is a necessary accessory to account for natures manifold product Science Insists that wherever there is matter lucre is forcethat matter Is force both physical and chemical and that therefore every world contains within its own constituents and carries around with Itself as it flies through space and whirls on its axis all th potentialities needed tor t the harmonious existence of its Innumera ble passengers on land in the seas and Y air hence needs Dot stop on Its long Jour ney of ages to admit pilot or captain to guide It a us course and attend to the needs of its Innumerable inmates Is this Incredible But wo know it is true All life is traced to the chemical elements of matter absolutely nothing to a God These physical conditions favoring produce tho beautiful rosebush and the myriads of lice that devour It when in its glory Now If the God theory solves the j mystery of the rosebush and ...

Publication Title: Blue-Grass Blade
Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

Sq Vj F7 f J 8 BLUE GRASS BLADE t BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 J jf f Published weekly at Lexington Ky JjSJjSJE M c > sy > f Founded by Charles Chilton Moore In 1884 and edited by him tint il his death February 7 1906 SSV r 0 t andManager JAMES E HUGHES Publisher and Manager 7JOHN R CHARLESWORTH ITi Editor i > 1268 N Limestone Street Lexington Ky i p o BOX 393wT KtWi i M r s SUBSCRIPTION RATES rg iJt By mall postpaid 160 per year in advance Five new yearl subscribers at one remittance 100 eachij Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance tor SIs + riFt r 1 fw month 50 cents each iKsS Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month Svjwv 4 I Foreign subscriptions postpaid 200 per year v f t > ADVERTISING RATES One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month brif our 1 rInsertions 100 six months 606 one year 800 tf Quarter column single 1 insertion 200 one month 4001 six months 2000 one year 3000 advertlsementseatspecial monpisgi advertisements at Half column whole column or ...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

t J r BLUE GRASS BLADE l t If it be true that iRS a rule the Jewish women are soH indifferent as to their oWn religion as to be made the subs a ject of such a comment it would reasonably follow that > they are also indifferenet concerning any and all religion and therefore independent of priests preachers rabbis and such writers as the one above mentioned Now consid Bring the further fact that so few Jewish women can boa found in any country who are willing to barter their 1womanly virtues for gold or bread as the caso may be it speaks well for them as a class and affords a strong argu t t ment against religious influences upon women Is it not a known fact that the inhabitants of what are termed the < redlight districts in all large cities are believers in diety and church worship if not attendants upon the latter Then compare Jewish women with Christian women andi then contrast the influences of religion upon the latter and > the influences of no religion upon the former T...

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. — 11 October 1908

> fftt 4 c t Y kY Ir r 3 1 > s 41k T r 10 BLUE GRASS BLADE i AN OKTIIOJJOX LIAR < f 2 If by my lie I abound to the glory of God why am I 1 7 to be adjudged a sinner v4 So wrote the Apostle Paul at least it is so recofdedjby questionable authority but it also seems to be the perspnal opinion ofa remote Texas editor of an unknown Texas at Denton thereabouts paper residing or > t From the days of Constantino it has never been deemed a sin to lie about the unbeliever and the more apt disciples of the Nazareneappear to be in no great haste to abandon such a policy If god is truth he must love truth wherever it be found whether On heathen Christian or Atheist ground but his followers in these days as of old cannot grasp such a lofty ideal and they enjoy with relish the malicious spad time of deliberately inventing falsehoods concerning theIr r intellectual superiors and resort to the further crime jf giving them publication in organs of questionable veracity S ome friend has s...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

> o s zr toy 4 3LTTE GRASS BIIADE 11 SCIENTIFIC THEOLOGYr The very title of this article suggests a physical arid scientific impossibility All science is progressive over moving onward and up upward ward discovering now facts and demonstrating them themTheology re main stationary and inactive Theology does not and can not contain the elements of progress If god be perfection then all progress comes toan end the moment we reach god Beyond that idea theology cannot go If science could re veal god then it might bo made a valuable adjunct to the t ology but as science leads eternally and forever away from the godidea science moves forward and theology goes on the down grade Their paths separate and as each continues divergentTo To abuse modern science has been the selfassumed task of the clergy and professional theologians Science brought about a now conception of the universe It presented an array of indisputable facts as argument and the advocates of theology arrayed themselves aga...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 11 October 1908

Jt 12 BliUETGEASS BLADE HNHNNNNNNNNNNNMHHN NHHNHNNNNN + + Cbe Blades Correspondence 4 r N N N N N N N N N N N N H N r N H H NyH N N H N N H N l Sees a Need for the Blade c TUCKERTON NJ Sept 29 Dear Sir After reading your editorial several weeks ago hubby and 1 agreed to spare par it not ail of the subscription for the I Blade but 1 nad the misfortune to fall and twist my foot badly The doctor said it was worse than a break and ten times more painful and I can agree with him I am getting around on crutches but the medi a cine has made quite a hole in the pocket book so I must postpone my subscription for awhile It is worse for me as one leg was already shorter than it really ought to be on account of a former accident Every day I see more and more of the need of such papers as the Blade but 1 cannot commend H J Slocum in last issue My father used to say when two were In an argument and one commenced to call names or throw mud at the other ho knew his case was lost Now I dont think Sl...

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