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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE 483
We pride ourselves on our successful separation of church
and state; but the truth is, we have an established religion,
for the support of which all the people are heavily taxed.
Our richly endowed established religion is that of Agnos
ticism, and Aggressive Atheism.
The hatred for the Catholic Church manifested by infi
delity in every age and land is a proof of her vitality. Were
she not a living force she would be left undisturbed. (M.
Make Christianity creedless, eliminate from it all dogma
tic teaching, and it will cease to be a rational religion and
become a mere vanishing sentiment.
Looking at things from the merely secular point of view,
the advocates of divoree must find it hard to answer the
Mormon claim, that the difference between polygamy and
. , divorce is that the polygamist keeps his families and sup
ports them, whereas the other casts them off and neglects
The crown worn by the Kings of England up to the time
of the ro called Reformation bore the image of the Blessed
Virgin, together with that of our Divine Savior.
Some ill-instructed Catholics have an idea that they may
read anything and everything that comes to their hand.
Much of the mass of reading matter which comes from the
press and covers the land like an avalanche is poisonous,
an J fatal alike to faith and morals. We cannot be too care-
ful of what we allow our children to read. Be watchful
even of the newspapers which you allow to come into your