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LETTERS TO EDITOR
"THOU SHALT NOT KILL"
Editor' Day Book: Read this over
and see if it says in any way except
a Christian way. Does it say it is all
right to kill Servians if they do not
belong to the Catholic Church; or
Russians if they insist on worship
ping God according to their own dic
tates; or German because all are not
members of the Catholic Church; or
English because they worship as King
George says; or Austrians because
the majority follow the Roman
Catholic faith; or Belgians because
some choose to be Socialists; or
Mexicans because they wish their in
dependence? Don't it qualify "killing" in any
way even to the killing of innocent
sheep, cattle and hogs, much less
Does this one verse of compassion
for all living things discriminate in
favor of kings, emperors, presidents
or just common people when it states
"Thou shalt not kill?"
Isit any more a crime for an igno
rant negro filled with animus to slay
five or six persons with an axe and
set fire to the house than for six
nations at the zenith of civilization,
arts, sciences, inventions, manufac
turing and commercial supremacy to
declare war on each other?
Is there a God so silly as to favor
one system of killing as against an
other simply because the" killers ask
"Thou shalt not Mil" applies alike
to those human hyenas, ghouls who
prey upon the weak and suffering
wives and children by buying up all
provisions in sight and holding same
until they get their price, causing
some to die of starvation.
When a person is dead does it mat
ter whether they were killed with a
cannon ball, bullet, saber, sword,
dagger,, fagots, poison, drawn, or
quartered, -drowned, gutted or just
plain starved to death?
t When preachers of "peace on
earth" tells their congregations on
Sunday "Thou shalt not kill" and
then on Monday ask God to aid in the
particular sort of killing they and
their king wish done, should we call
these persons sane? Are they civ
ilized? "Thou shalt not kill." A. G.
Betts, 2309 Belmont: Av.
Editor Day vBook:
While the heavens are at peace
And Ethera breathes ease,
Man on earth defiled and sore
Breeds the' brood of waste and war.
According to history, revolutions
rise where man forgets that he is
human and war is started where that
same man turns haughty.
"My peace I give unto you; peace I
leave with you," once Jesus said, but
the world will not have peace, neither
is it disposed to give us peace. The
greatest virtue of man is not his
learning, but the "blessings of peace
that insure prosperity."
Instead of the heads of the denom
inations at London, Rome and Rus
sia crying for success to our arms,
they may take a lesson from the man
who parted from his beloved with
these words: "Let me breathe a
prayer to you as the Hindoos do, may
the peace of Allah abide with you."
Peace on earth is only possible
through peace of God, and they who
attempt to gain it by any inventions
of man seeks it in vain, for God made
man perfect, but man has made unto'
himself many inventions of imperfec
tion he now attempts to eradicate
I created thee a noble vine, how
art thou become an abomination and
a strange plant unto me.
Yea, to atone and end all groan,
just stand alone and mind thine own.
Thence comes release; turns pain to
ease, while God will give thee peace,
peace, peace. John.
In 1850 only one woman worked
for wages to every ten men; now the
ratio is one woman to four men