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THE MAUI NEWS-
-SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 1908
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Every separate one of thuir
S3 the best that can Iks made. They give zest to the meal.
And you can get them from your grocer at a price that makes
home-cooking extravagant. '
We have the first output
of the season in pints and
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selection of nickel plated BATHROOM ACCESSORIES, such as
Soap Dishes for the Bathtub,
French Plate Glass Mirrors,
Soap Dishes for the Wall,
Soap and Sponee Holders,
Towel Bars in various sizes,
i Towel Racks, 2-3 and 4 fold,
Comb and Brush Trays,
Tooth and Brush Holders,
Robe Hooks, etc., otc.i
To realize their beauty and usefulness thoy
must bo soon and used. Taken ns a whole those
fittings are tho most artistic, practical, easily cleaned
and thoroforo tho MOST SANITARY.
Our prices bring thorn within tho roach of all.
Wo invito your kind inspection.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO.'S
Masonic Temple, : : KAH LI.
ALOHA LODGE NO. it KNIGHTS
Royular meetings will be held at
tho Knights of Pythias Hall Walluku
on Saturday, August 1, 15, 29.
All visiting members are cordially
Invited to attend.
J. II. NELSON, C. C.
D. II. CASE, K. OP R. & S.
& Co., Ltd.
LODGE MAUI, No. 984, A. I3. & A. ftl.
Stated meetings will bo held at
Masonic Hall, Kahului, on tho first
Saturday night of each month at 7.30
Visiting brethren are cordially In
vited to attend.
D. C. LINDSAY R. W. V.
t. f. Secretary.
The Advertiser Fully Ex
plains its Position.
Editor Advertiser. Now that tho
Advertiser has passed upon the Ten
Coinniandinonts, and informed its
readers that they "must not now
ho taken, outside of certain inhibi
tions which rest upon basic prin
ciples of right and wrong, too
seriously," should it not go further
and, in justice to those who have
erroneously heretofore believed
that thr.y were, in their entirely,
the expression of tho will of God,
point out which of the ten do and
which do not "rest upon tho basic
principles of right and wrong."
And while thus reconstructing the
diving code to suit tho present de
mands of society a kind of "latest
edition of God's law, according to
tho Advertiser!'' may wo not have
a further pronouncement upon
what constitutes " right " and
"wrong'' in the abstract, and the
reason why any. act of tho will
should be classed under one or tho
other of these heads. Since tho
old standard given by God is too
faulty and unreliable to meet the
needs of our progressive age, will
the Advertiser kindly tell us by
what rule "right" is !o bo distin
guished from "wrong?"
W. E. POTW1NE.
An impartial reading of tho -Ten
Commandments will show that
they wore rules laid' down for the
discipline of a tribe of desert
nomads. They are specifically ad
dressed to those who had been
brought out of the land of Egypt
and the house of bondage, meaning
the Israelitish horde which had
wandered, at the rate of about
twenty-five miles a year, through
a rough, hostile country and were
inclined to be sour of temper, law
less and mutinous. They were a
peopte of flocks and herds, which
the thieves among them raided,
and of pretty women, whom the
brutish among them despoiled;
and, like all other such communi
ties they committed crimes which
threatened the peace, order and
cohesivoness of the tribe. Their
leader, Moses, saw that they must
have laws that would bear upon
them with the only authority thoy
feared, that of the wrathful and
vengeful Jehovah of their theology,
the deified incarnation of a former
warrior of their race; so ho drew
up a set of rules which precisely
met tho need, and which he attri
buted to tho Almighty. This code
has come down to us in Biblical
history under the name of the Ten
Most of these Mosaic laws dealt
with basic principles of right and
wrong, but not all ofjthem. Thoy
inhabited murder and robbery and
blasphemy on tho one hand; but
on tho other they attempted to im
pede the birth of the fine arts,
which are tho bright, consummate
flowers of civilization. The com
mandment against making the
likeness of any living thing, ab
surd as it would seem now, was
necessary then because, to these
peoplo, who had lived so long
among pagans, painting and sculp
ture suggested tho worship of in
sensate things and were, therefore,
to be proscribed by a leader who
was striving to govern in the name
of tho dreaded Jehovah. With the
people of our day, tho fine arts en
noble thought and beautify charac
ter and aro to be encouraged for
the pood they do. Here wo have
one answer to our correspondent's
question as to which of tho Ten
Commandments do not rest upon
basic principles of right and wrong.
Then thoro is tho command
against covetousness, a trait of
human nature which is tho life of
society, tho motive power of busi
ness, and which is vital to the pro
gress of the world. Among tho
Jews that Moses led, to covet was'
to suggest tho act of theft, while
with us of tho twentieth century it
prompts tho industry and zeal
which puts us into a position to
buy, The lad starting in life
covets the education of some one
ho admires and goes to work to get
one like it; tho singer, the painter
or tho orator covets fame and works
for it; tho clerk covets tho great
business that employs him and
strives to acquire it; the ambitious
man covets fortune and plunges
into' great enterprises or -covets
office and fits himself for states
manship; tho young man who is
reverential and trustful of nature
covets a famous pulpit and studies
and labors for that prize. Hence
t,he progress of humankind. "Govot
ousness" is a word that docs not
sound. welt, but without it socie
ty would be stagnant. Because
Moses wanted no covetousness or
other active expression of human
nature in tho tribo which was un
der his heel because ho wanted
awed obodienceand that alone
are wcj who live over 3000 years
after him, to , .treat seriously his
commandment, "Thou shnlt not
Take the commandment upon
which the old ideas of Sabbath ob
seivance were based, tho one to
keip holy tho seven h day of the
week! Is it not true that the
church of which our correspondent
is a Driest has taken that law so
lightly that it permits tho playing
of golf and all secular amusements
and pursuits on that day and has
substituted another day for wor
ship? "Remember the Sabbath
day, to keep it holy. Six days
shall thou labor and do all thy
work; But the SEVENTH day is
the Sabbath of the Lord thy God;
in it thou shnlt not do "any
work . . ." Our friend, tho Rev.
Mr. Potwine, choosus to keep holy
the first day of the iweek instead.
Is he treating the Commandment
As to the Ten Commandments
being in their entirety "the ex
pression of the will of God,"
modern scholarship will hardly go
with our correspondent in that ex
treme view. Moses said thoy wore
of God; but Moses, like most states
men of his and many future ages,
tried to secure his temporal power
by persuading his restive followers
that the Almighty was taking a
personal and militant part in pre
serving it. "Thus saith the Lord,"
is a. phrase which has tricked and
is still tricking many a people into
political submission; but God
iwells, as He always has done, in
the silences for Ho is the same
yesterday, today and forever a
majestic lawgiver to nature, not a
petty meddler in the affairs of men.
Nevertheless, for old habits aro
hard to change, the superstitious
still hear Him in every wind, still
6eo Him in every cloud. Moses
knew human nature better than
any other Hebrew of his day, else
he would not have become the law
giver of Isreal; and at a time of
world-convulsion, when the then
volcano of Sinai smoked and
rumbled and flamed, he saw his
chance to deceive his followers for
their good and gavo them as God's
word, his great deliverance, his
Ten Commandments. "And all
the peoplo saw the thunderings
and tho lightnings and the noise of
tho trumpet and the mountain
smoking, and when the people saw
it thoy removed and stood afar off."
It was a sublime dramatic scene,
and Moses made tho most of it.
The scared people begged him to
speak for tho Lord, not to let God
speak lost thoy die; and taking in
stant advantage of this tho law
giver told them God had tome to
prove them, that they sin no more,
and ae tho tribo shrunk, praying
with abject fear, Moses went into
the smoke, where he said God was,
and brought back a purported mes
sago from Him, and set his once
mutinous tribo to making sacrifices.
Here was a great man, truly, in
the worldly sense, but it is not for
ub, who can see tho working of tho
machinery, to also make sacrifices
and abase our manhood. But tho
trick is forever being played.
Joseph Smith and Hrigham Young
have emulated it in our own day,
and the kings who assume divine
right are calculating, just as Moses
did, on tho tremendous power of
religion in making men politically
obedient. Hut who shall say that
king or law-giver 'has seen God?
Who can claim to bo in His con
fidence? Who can provd that God
over had or needed a finite repre
sentative? The question asked by our cor
respondent as to what distinguishes
right from wrong is easy enough to
answer. Tho experience of the
ages has made it clear what bene
fits and ennobles man or society
and what harms or degrades it.
The conscience' pricks when the
deed is evil and rejoices when the
deed is good; and as showing that
tho Bible did not fix the distinc
tions between right and wrong, oh
serve tho parallel findings of the
human societies that never heatd
of tho Bible. The wisdom of Moses
himself, as expressed in his code,
was gathered among tho pagans of
the Nile and tho source of their
knowledge is lost in the mists of a
vast antiquity. Ancient China, in
its pro-Mosaic ages, had no trouble
in distinguishing the wrong in
murder, in thoft, in falsehood, in
cheating and in the vices of men,
and the right in peace and honesty,
truth and justice and mercy and
forbearance. There was no need
of a revelation on the subject.
These ancients had experience as a
lamp to their feet and conscience
as an illumination to their souls,
and they were certainly the moral
equals of the Jewish tribes as the
latter stood for ages afler Moses
We appreciate the irony of Mr.
Potwine's communication; hilt the
Advertiser in "pasting" upon the
Mosaic codo of tribal discipline, is
merely in line with that scholar
ship which is depopulating every
Protestant church that ' clings to
the irrational because it is old and
rejects the rational because it has
no claim to supernatural deliver
ance, and no intention, now or
hereafter, of supporting a super
stitious clergy. Advertiser.
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