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THE PUBLIC FORUM
COME ACROSS, "AMERICAN."
Any Catholic priest who uses his of
ficial position to further the interests
of any political candidate or other
wise attempts to mix religion with
politics is subject to dismissal by his
bishop. Let "American," who says
his pastor told his people in the
church that it was their duty to vote
for Roger Sullivan, give us the name
of the priest and church so that a
proper investigation can be made.
"American" need fear no publicity.
Merely write to The Day Book and
the attention of proper authorities
will be called to it. Any failure of
"American" to come across with this
information will, in my opinion, be
ample proof that he takes lightly the
commandment, "Thou shalt not bear
false witness against thy neighbor."
A. B. H.
LIVE AND LET LIVE Religion is
right, but, without science, religion
wouldn't be worth a bean. Believ
ing in God alone never produced any
thing, neither has it saved a soul. The
great war now going on with such re
ligious fervor is enough to prove that.
Our greatest benefactors never as
much as believed In a God, yet with
out their work religion would have a
frail foundation to stand upon.'
Our magnificent churches and oth
er works would never exist did we
depend on God's help alone. The
most religious say that God helps
those who help themselves, and they
help themselves good and plenty.
If we all fell into deep water and
were unable to swim we'd be gjad to
have someone fish us out and we
wouldn't care if that someone was an
infidel or not Some power gave hhn
or her the power tp act
God is no respecter of persons, and
what he does goes at all' times,
whether we believe in Him or not
We can't harm Him.
Money never saved a soul or
bought a ticket to admit one to the
heaven that is to come. Right here
on earth on which we dwell is where
we should have heaven, and would
if man be just to man. If we have
a soul and want it saved we ourselves
must save it or it can't be saved.
I believe in a God because I believe
in a supreme being. L.et other be
lieve what way they like, for a man
may not believe in God and yet be
just, and believe and be unjust Live
and let live has always been my mot
to. That's why I am poor. Frank
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE I call at
tention to an article in The Day Bopk
of April 1, which gives an account of
how an M. D. quieted (with a hypo
dermic) two Christian Scientists, one
suffering with an injured knee and
the other suffering from a mental de
rangement (M. D.'s diagnosis) from
quoting Jesus the Christ.
I call attention to this because I
know The Day Book and its editor
are fair. But their article (if it ex
presses their attitude) is most unfair.
The accusation (believed) that too
hard study of mental healing caused
the breakdown, in the one, and the
injured knee in the other, is too ridic
ulous for refutation. I have studied
this stuff for years and the more I
study it (and practice it) the health
ier I get And I call upon the count
less readers of The Day Book who
have been benefited to tell through its
columns of their reason.
It might be well ask who called in
the M. D. and what right had he to
call in trained nurses if, according to
his testimony, the women ordered
him to go?
As to their being deranged, half the
readers of The Day Book are so con
sidered by the capitalists, and over
55 per cent of the diagnoses in the
best hospitals in the land are wrong,
according to medical statistics. It is
no sign of mental derangement when
two women rush from an invaded '
home when two nurses insist upon
violating an important rule of theii;