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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 29 November 1908

i BLUE GRASS BLADE Volume XVII Number 32 LEXINGTON KY NOVEMBER 29 1908 Published Weekly u DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT j a t 1 If 1l OOOooox 1AII I 111 l1I JlJ IJ 1111 Aft ftll It ilia A 11 J J JA 11111 i oo x o < > 2 1E1 I BOdi f nuv i A i MRS lf fISKEi Steadfast and True ThroiiglifYcars of Sorrow1 and Pain r t I t lot owxXoooo < x nn n V J c is

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. — 29 November 1908

1 w 2BLUE GRASS BLADE MRS M FISKE I Once the sincere human heart becomes firm in Its devotion to truth the powers of orthodox superstition shall not prevail against it Woman is admittedly the mainstay of the orthodox church Upon her back falls the burden of supporting this gigantic super stition The high regard and esteem man entertains for mother sister wife and daughter prevents In many instances any in trusion upon her religious proclivities and feeling thus encour aged she plods along to give strength to that very institution that leads to her constant degradation This is the rule but there are many exceptions and in the course of time the exceptions will prove to be in excess of those conforming to the rule True indeed all women cannot be a Josephine K Henry or a Harriet M Closz but the subject of this sketch in the face of trials and tribulations scorned the preten sions of the orthodox superstition and adhering to truth has lived to witness the partial triumph of the principl...

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. — 29 November 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I Evangelical Churches are Menaced The Great Wane of Intellectual Progress Threatens to Engulf the Church Unless It Conforms to Modern Demands By Henry C Warnack Religions are based on the yearning of people for the completeness of life Man kind looks to them to inspire conduct to afford comfort in tho face of the seemingly adverse and to shed light upon tho prob lem of adjusting existence on earth to eternal being Belief Involves conduct If we are to act as If wo believed or disbe lieved certain postulates what we believe becomes of vital importance If we believe beautiful hopeful constructive tenets then our deeds will be lovely and will bring ua peace and happiness Failure so to base our transcendent beliefs Is to be without the purpose and joy which make living worth while For this reason the senti ments that a man entertains and which are classed as religion are the greatest con cern of everyday life All doctrine of life hinges on how suc cessful It is in rel...

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. — 29 November 1908

BLADEI I 4 BLUE GRASS BLADE are millions of other worlds In the abysmal depths of space He also discovered that tho doctrine of transubstantiation which then ruled the world was an absurd and savage superstition ho Informed the Ig norant and priestridden world that the In finite and eternal power that kept all the planets In their orbits could not be swal lowed by drinking a cup of sacramental wine or eating a wafer made of unleavened I dough This Infinitely absurd superstition that man could eat the God of the Universe and swallow the Father tho Son and the Holy Ghost by eating wafers and drinking fer mented grapejuice enveloped all Europe in a funeral pall and deluged the world with blood and tears On account of the noble aim high pur poses and heroic efforts of this Immortal man to rid the race of some of the dreadful superstitions that were filling the earth with crime pestilence poverty filth and rags this sublime character was pursued like a wild beast through all the States o...

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. — 29 November 1908

iBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE 5 I Our GoodyGoody Governors While Denouncing Gambling in One Form They Joyfully Receive News of the Odds on Their Chance for Reelection Dy John P Clarke There is a real morality and a pseudo morality both existing and In working order ai tho country When a preacher or an editor draws a severe face or a dwarfed editorial in public wo look for a moral effort and get It Ten or eleven times out of nine it is for the purpose of raising moral dust to cover immoral baseness Wo have State Governors who are so overcome at tho idea of the gambling in stinct becoming epidemic that they try to suppress a section of the evil so that the whole Hood shall puss to another and larger section and then the Governors run for re o ectiou and complacently listen to the bet ting odds in their own favor These great good Governors pass for great statesmen They ilo 1101 rise to the height of obliterating poverty They do little for the common herd but they do a lot for the select and e...

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. — 29 November 1908

BLADEI 6 BLUE GRASS BLADE Materialist Lecture Bureau Splendid Solution or a Dfficult problem Offered How Such a bureau Could be Started and Given Support By Eiiza Mowry Bllveu How to put III operation the work outlin ed by the Canal Dover Convention is one of the problems that appear rather dllllcult of I solutionPrincipally Principally among others was the es tablishment of ft Lecture Bureau as a me dium through which Materialist propaganda could be placed before tho masses and used as an instrument for affording opportunities for weekly or biweekly meetings for out spoken Materialists 1 believe that most of the diseases crimes vices poverty and suffering of man kind are due to ignorance of the physical and social causes of evils Hence 1 believe that what the masses most need Is practical scientific teaching of real physical causes and results in place of theological sermons prayers and Sunday School Bible lessons to most successfully promote morality health happiness industry pros...

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. — 29 November 1908

IBLUE GRASS BLADEI I Bernard Shaw on his Religion I l Playwright and Novelist Defends His Po sition against the Strictures of Editor Foote In London Freethinker Latters Rejoinder In our C Next Issue From London Freethinker My Dear Foote May I explain myself to the younger members of your lIockJr you will allow mo so to describe the readers of the Free thinkerwho may otherwise be discouraged In their adventure Into Froethought by the taunt that so conspicuous an atheist as my self recanted as soon as he was old enough t to know better I have never changed my mind about popular religion In this country I do not claim that this Is a merit on my part on tho contrary a genuine Freethinker should change its mind as often and as carefully as he changes his linen But as a matter of fact to be deplored or applauded as the case may be I loathe the mess of mean superstition and misunderstood prophecies which is still rammed down the throats of children In this country under the name of Christi...

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. — 29 November 1908

BLADEI g 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 HUGHES Publisher and Manager JOHN R CHARLESWORTH Editor 1268 N Limestone Street Lexington Ky P O Box 393 SUBSCRIPTION RATES By mall postpaid 160 per year in advance Five new yearly subscribers at one remittance 100 each Five trial subscriptions sent In with one remittance for six months SO cents each Trial subscriptions 15 cents per month monthj per year I ADVERTISING RATES II One Inch single column 1 Insertion 60 cents one month or four Inseitlons 100 six months 506 one year 800 Quarter column single 1 Insertion 200 one month 100 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 srnSCIUPTIONS to the Blade will be discontinued at the expiration of 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. — 29 November 1908

mm IBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE D lent assured us ofn number of constant and valuable friends who are willing to do nil they can to aid the paper in its struggles for life liberty and happiness One of the most valued of the letters we hm received is from Dr E B Foote of New York lie is opposed to the incorporation plan In his letter he states that even should the Blade succeed in incorporating the arrangement would bo but temporary and any financial aidextended would be in the nature of an outright donation instead of investing in stock that would be supposed to pay dividends yet enshrouded in so much doubt and uncertainty Mrs Eliza Mowry 131iven writes against tho corporation and offers as a plan for securing tho much needed en couragement the creation ofa 1000 fund for the benefit of the Blade whereby an assistant editor could bo employed and the present editor hike more to lecture work the build ing up of local societies and enlisting additional workers in our cause causeE R D Xauman 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. — 29 November 1908

10 BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 the propositions for discussion should bo so worded as to bring in sharp contrast the moral influences and principles of Christianity and Frccthought and tho following has been agreed upon THURSDAY FEIUJUAKY HTJI Her Kcyser to aflirin Resolved That there is sufficient moral historical and scientific evidence to prove that the bible is tho inspired word of god FRIDAY FEUUUAIIY 12rir Charlosworth to aflirin I Resolved That the principles of Secularism are better I adapted to meet the needs and promote the welfare of tho I human family than the principles of Christianity In order to have some representation in the immediate locality for the purpose of agreeing upon the detail of ar rangements the Blades editor has named Samuel Toomey Walter C llardesty and George O Roberts as a committee to that end With a full understanding that the object of tho debate is to ascertain truthand not a mere personal conquest we go into this forensic tourney with full confidence reg...

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. — 29 November 1908

IBLUE GRASS BLADE 11 churchianity but express im abiding faith in the existence of deity i Uas Roosevelt justified under the first prin ciples of our government in denouncing Paine as a filthy little atheists if ho was not so justified and every fact I proves that ho was not then those same first principles of our government insist and demand that Roosevelt correct his manifest error and make duo and honest reparation for tae great wrong ho has done With his present declarations in favor ol religious toleration it is tho only course left for him to take and taking it ho will redeem himself in the minds of thousands of Jbreothnkcrs and libertyloving people t in this country It is indeed comforting to know that even a Roosevelt will admit that Lincoln was unorthodox that the fathers of our republic were decidedly unChristian in their beliefs that John Quincy Adams was a Unitarian siad that Itoose tett himself has had the good judgment and courage to appoint men to public office withou...

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. — 29 November 1908

12 BLUE GRASS BLADE M BLADEI Incorporation is Not Approved I Expressions from Blade Readers Upon the Proposed Plan with Sev SevI eral Timely Suggestions for General Welfare and Improvement The following letters have teen received theI iiiado regarding our proposition to incor porate which from their tenor have im lolled us to abandon the notion FROM DR E 3 FOOTE NEW YORK CITY Sorry your outlook is discouraging hut I dont like this plan Probably others feel the same You may get in enough to float a year and then you will go the way of other papers that have died out on the stock plan Folks will donate yearly to individuals who are struggling for the cause hut to a stock company not likely Thats how it strikes Yours Truly I FROM ELIZA MOWRY BLIVEN BROOKLYN CONNJ am sorry very sorry that the Blue Grub Blade cant pay its way That Corporation plait looks to me like a gigantic begging I doubt whether you could raise 200 that way and you would bo a servant of many bosses then What wo need ...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 29 November 1908

IBLUE BLUE GRASS BLADE 13 BERNARD SHAW ON HIS RELIGION I Continued from page 7 tlons I took my own side the mystical side which at once brings me far nearer to Mr Campbell to Dr Clifford to the late Samuel Butler than to any NeoDarwlnlan atheist I cannot force any man to use my term Life Force to denote what he calls God but If we both mean the same thing and If the NeoDarwlnlan atheist means something profoundly different I had better be taken to be on the theologians side against the atheist Only I prefer my own term as it suggests none of the at tributes of the ridiculous old deus ex machlna to whose stuffed shoulders we used to shift all our responsibilities If you ask me to show you my gods head I show you my own head or yours If you doubt the strength of Its hands I tell you that It has no other hands than ours And I solemnly warn you that If the present failure of our heads and hands to make a higher life possi ble continues It will assuredly evolve some creature It may not b...

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Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 29 November 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE I NAUMANN ORCHESTRA E D NAUMAN Violin aNA L NAUMAN Piano OTTO S NAUMAN Cornet or Clarinet Other Instruments added If desired Over 500 pieces of the latest music suit able for any program always on hand Lock Box 800 Phone 1281x SIGOURNEY IOWA THE PLANETSIS l1 IS THE GREAT NEW BOOK IF YOU wwiti why the Earth moves rile to the author lor a dtfcrlMlono It it shooSibe true mntloninf miller AilJres EKANtUMI IIUIU Station ul LOS ANGEUS Cilllotm THE ABC of Religion A COLLECTION OF POEMS 1 From a TypeWritten Family Bible Without Policy or Piety But Full of Common Sense By JOSEPH HAIGH Chebanse Illinois 25 CENTS Address the Author or Blut Grass Blade Marriage and Divorce by JOSEPHINE K HENRY VERSAILLES KENTUCKY Thousands of copies ot this uptoda panjphlet are now In circulation in tt United States and England It treatr It forcible style of the most important prob lem before the American people It shodld be read by both married and single by all men and women who desire domest...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 29 November 1908

IBLUE GRASS BLADE 15 Be Sure and Subicrlh For Secular Thought i Fortnightly Journal of Rational Criti cism In Politics Science ann Religion Organ of the CANADIAN SECULAR UNION AND THE TORONTO SECULAR SOCIETY Editor J Spencer Ellis Published at 185 Queen St West To ronto Canada Terms 1 per annum In advance single copies 10 cents r All communications for the Editorial de partment should be addressed J Spencer Ellis Secular Thought 18514 Queen St West Toronto Can All Business communications orders for books printing etc should ho addressed C M ELLIs Proprietor and Publisher Secular Thought 185 Queen St West Toronto Can DIAMONDS Order of me and save money I deal with tho best cutters and largest importers direct have forty years experience am an accurae Judge and analyst of these beautiful gems and diagnose them In all their most delicate and Intrinsic characters I now do not carry stock but buy the goods for cash as I receive the orders thus obtaining best discounts This saves In teres...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 29 November 1908

1G BLUE GRASS BLADE Bound Volume of The Blade I t FROM JANUARY 19 TO DECEMBER 27 1908 if 4r i r 350 Worthy a Place in Every American Library Only a limited number can be had and such orders as are first received willj be first served No copy will be bound except upon special order previously made Order now SPLENDID PREMIUM OFFER I Send us 15 paid yearly subscribers and The Blade will present you with one of the bound volumes above mentioned The only conditions are that the sub scriptions must be new paid in one remittance and reach this office by Decem ber 1 1908 The full name of the person to whom it is to be sent will be printed on outside of cover The volume will be handsomely bound l Fifteen New Subscribers Sixty Days to Work In Single Volumes on Special Order 350k l f This bound volume will include all issues since the v change in form up to the last issue of the present year Pictures and biographical sketches of the Freethinkers given in this volume are alone worth the price a...

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Country/State of Publication: Ohio, United States
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 6 December 1908

I BLUE GRASS BLADE > = = = = n 0 = = Volume XVII Number 33 LEXINGTON XKY DECEMBER 6 igo8 Published Weekly o nu = = = = = = i 0 DEVOTED TO THE PROPAGANDA OF FREEDOJll OF THOUGHT 0 n 0 n l I 8Tho Blessed Trinity ELJAS oJ B 1 Father MOFFITTk Mother and Childk 0 I I

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. — 6 December 1908

BLUE GRASS BLADE 1 BLADEI ELIAS B MOFFITT I Written by Clara Moffltt Among the quiet hosts of Freethought In America who without ostentation or display work with quietude and In peaceful strength for advancement of libertys cause are many whose names would be practically unheard of by the great world but for the persist ence and admiration of their personal friends The big waves of old ocean compel attention by sheer force but the smaller though equally as Important waves of that great deep perform their work play their part scarce noticed save by those In close proximityThe The principles of Freethought Insist that It Is by deeds and not by creeds not by spoken words that the character of the Individ ual Is to be judged and viewed In this splendid light the wrsonul characteristics of he herein described point not only to a life of patient honest toll but those who know him entertan no doubt concerning his Integrity loyalty and patriotism Elias B Moffltt was born near Winchester Ran...

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Source: Chronicling America [US Library of Congress]
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Blue-grass blade. — 6 December 1908

IBLUE GRASS BLADE 3 I I What is Orthodoxy I Critical Revew of Some Remarks Made by Rockefellers Imported Preacher By J T Bohon One Chas P Akcd styled a clergyman of unquestioned orthodoxy has been ex ploiting himself in a secular periodical Ho declares that excessive literalism of bibli cal Interpretation may prove a stumbling btoek rather than a prop to Christianity My nurture and admonition of the Lord was In a denominational factory whoso faculty was composed principally of clergy men of orthodox creed and propagandist was the meat of every sermon preached from New Testament texts Orthodoxy then meant unqualified acceptance of the Bible as Inspired of God Infallible and Incontro vertibly harmonious The geocentric phil osophy was not assailed In any Instruction as Joshua certainly suspended tho move ments of the sun to supply light for more complete slaughter of Tohovahs enemies ntluslon to the four corners of t nWIJ net to 1m challenged Hut In fnct tho Old Testament was rel egate...

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. — 6 December 1908

TADEI j BLUE GRASS BLADE God s ways are not as our ways is not a satisfying answer Anthropomorphism and nnthropopathy cant be eliminated from contemplation of the God In whose image man Is created and what a man similarly endowed would do under similar circumstances will ob trude Is there an intelligent and impartial human being who furnishes the material and tools and commissioned to regulate the universe wouldnt improve on much of his environmentsIt It does seem that the Rev Aked ached too solemn a theme for punningfor noto riety In seeking secular publicity and if Jno D doesnt formulate charges of heresy of rankest character we shall be moved to exclaim with the cultured and dignified U S Senator Where are we at The clergy has atrophied amazingly with in a generations limit Theodore Parker Henry Ward Beecher Phillips Brooks Spurgeon J Alex Dowie and many com peers nave cashed In Even Sam Jones and Talmadge are not left to maintain the spectacular side of the pulpit and Billy Sund...

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