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514 THE INDIAN ADVOCATE
ed from Presbyterian pulpits. They owed to Catholic pa
triots the independence in which they gloried; to Popes
and Bishops three at least of their universities, and their
judicial system, which was the pride of the empire.
All who are in subjection to the Church are by this very
fact redeemed from bondage to individual teachers. It is
the Truth, not mere opinions, that frees man from error.
For nations as for individuals, the fear of the Lord is
the beginning of wisdom.
A writer in a socialistic paper of Paris exults because
there are shrines of Jupiter, Gotama, Lucifer and Moham
med in that city. "What the age chiefly needs," he blas
phemously asserts, "is to get rid of Christ; for until His
worship is driven out, the leading demands of French So
cialism will remain unaccomplished."
It is a safe bet that our friends the socialists will never
quote that passage before their Christian dupes. "The
number of fools," says Holy Writ "is infinite." This ap
plies beautifully to the Christian adherents of Socialism.
A preacher of Norman, Okla., recently announced to
the public at large that there would be in his Presbyterian
church ceremonies appropriate to Palm Sunday. It is his
good fortune that he lives in the twentieth century and a
midst the magnanimously broad-minded population of
Norman. That announcement, if made in the time and
city of John Calvin, the founder of his church, would have
cost him his sweet life and exposed his well groomed car
cass to the masticating apparatus of hundreds of Alpine