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-THE RATIONAL VIEW,"
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you be Christian or infidel, to do to me,
as you would have me do to you.
Charles C. Moore,
Editor B. G. Blade.
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Letter to Me and My Answer
New York City,
400 Fifth Avenue, May 8, 1894.
My dear Mr. Moore.
I am sorry that you are in trouble
sorry that you touched the feelings of
your neighbors but I do not think you
you have violated anv law though you
may have lacked courtesy.
It is impossible for me to take your
case. Mv time is already mortgaged.
Besides, if I should appear it might in
jure you by fanning into flame all ot the
bigotry in your section.
I guess you will not need much help.
R. G. INGERSOLL.
Lexington, Ky., May 14, 1894.
Col. Robt G. Ingersoll.
Dear Sir In candor I must say that
your letter dispels, from my mind, much
of the illusion that has for years' hang
around your name, and I believe it -will
have t'.ie same effect npoj many of 'your
friends in Kentucky.
Before I ever heard of you, and when
I did not know, or know of, an infidel
in Kentucky, if in the United States, I
walked down out of a pulpit, when I was
at the height of my popularity, and lov
ed by a highly intelligent and apprecia
tive congregation of which I had charge,
and took hold of the plow handle, when
I had not been reared to work, because I
had discovered all nnaided, and just
from reading the Bible, the "Mistakes
It not only broke my mother's heart,
but broke my own heart; and I saw, in
prospect, as plainly as I now see the
thirty years in retrospect, the Illiad of
woes that my departure from the faith
of my fathers has brought upon me.
I had not the genius to successfully
defy the world as you have so heroically
ana successfully done. I had nothing
to support me but the knowledge that I
was right, and the courage of my con
victions. When you, like a Minerva from the
thigh of Jupiter, sprang, at one bound,
full panoplied into the arena and as
tounded and startled, like some won
drous brilliant meteor, the whole civil
ized world, and dashed from your as
sailed flanks the legions of howling hyp
ocrites, as some Nemean lion would a
pack of curs of low degree, you were a
revelation to me, and I bowed at the
shrine of your mighty genius, with an
adoration and idolotry far more genuine
than that which the average Christian
feels for his God.
I read your books, traveled to a dis
tance to hear your lectures, cheerfully
paid high prices to hear them, sought
and obtained interviews with you, and
to yon and to others, in season and out
of season, utterly regardless of all that
it was costing me in money, in social
recognition, and in every interest of
every kind save that of mental liberty,
out of the abundance of my heart my
mouth spake my unbounded, wild, en
thusiasm for you. It cost me my posi
tion in a bank, and my pesition on a
newspaper, and came nearer costing me
the love of the dearest wife that ever
plighted troth than all else together.
But by years of pure life I have lived
down all of this, and my neighbors saw
that a man could be an infidel and be a
The conviction that I was right grew
with my years, and ripened into defiant
courage as my hair legan to silver with
the frosts of years, and I wrote a book in
which I said kind and enthusiastic
things about you. I became a Prohibi
tionist, and when as the editor of a Pro
hibition paper, the way to eminence and
financial success seemed clear if I would
only pander to Christian ignorance, big
otry and hypocrisy, I would not desert
you because you were right, though let
ters came by the hundred repudiating
me and refusing ine support, and time
and again, until I can not now count
them, Christian men, threatened to mur
der me with the same breath that pro
claimed their faith in their religion.
Christian men caught me in the public
highway, and in the name of the church
subjected me to such outrage as no
other Ken tuck ian ever suffered, and
finally a church that worships Cod and
believes that Jesus was liorii with a Cod
for His father, fined me and put me ill
jail, lin ked in a stone and steel cell for
two niontns wiin negro imeves aim mur
derers for saying, in the defence of good
morals what every intelligent man in
the Blue Grass region knows was true.
Many good Christians and good infi
dels came to see me and wrote me kind
letters, and they came from all over the
United States, but none of them were
signed Robert G. Ingersoll.
I went to my farm and worked hard
for two years to recuperate from my
losses, and to let my wife recover- the
health that her sympathy with me had
almost destroyed; she once lying at the
point of death when I was locked up in
jail and refused by Christian men, the
privilege of going to. see her under a
guard for just one day". - ' .
'Foor times'Shave started my paper,
and though no ning haa ever lost a dol
lar by me, I have lo money every time
and this last time, in about three months
I have last, out of tnyWn. pocket, be
tide my tfoe and labotVbut 200. -
- Lately iki u my per t&at Ji
Christ bad k fatker ? v-- r--7
had, A M
cu man, and 1
Artless cell In in
ton, where I mcu
"tnerattona ot n
uvea of purity
nose that ever ti
life in this city of L .At
ed by W. C. P.Breckinn " .
- Not long since I read t t your '
its for last winter's lectures had .
$50,000. And now yon, Robert G. In
gersoll, write to me that you are sorry
that I have touched the feelings of my
neighbors. When I have read your re
plies to Gladstone, I have said that you
where the prince of iron v and that lu-
venal was not your peer in Satire; but
utile aia 1 tnink mat 1 your humble
friend and admirer would be the victim
of the most scathing of all that has ever
a 1 r r. 1
uuwcu iiuia your giiiea pen.
I have now some adequate apprecia
tion of what "The erand old man." and
the lovely Dr. Field must have felt, and
what must have been the sense of pain
with which you actually killed old Tudee
Jerry Black. But they were your en
emies and I was your menu. They got
only what they had a right to expect
They were rich and had millions of
mends. I stand alone, and moneyless
and troubled, and seeing the almost cer
tainty of my conviction when my trial
comes in July.
1 was silly enough to boast how you
would come to my aid. though I was
ashamed to have to. say that I would
nave to pay you for your services. .
you coma not nave been ignorant 01
my case, it was in tne Associatea rTess
dispatches everywhere; and when I
asked you for bread, even for money,
you gave me a stone.
The last issue of my paper tens now a
Catholic priest of St. Paul, Minnesota,
who had never seen and talked to me
half as mnch as you have done, seat ine
$5.00 to help me out of a $000. salary,
and wrote a splendid article which . was
published in my ; paper, and ; twelve
pages of beautifully- and closely : written
private letter to me,' full of snch ten
der love and brotherly affection that,r"J
aspiration is now to have him come 'ana
see me in my humble but sweet and ro
mantic country home, and sit on our fa
mous Blue Grass under the very tree
where for years I have had the dream
that some day yon and Mark Twain
would sit with me and my wife and chil
dren. This priest, Martin Mahony. did this
when he was in the habit of reading in
mv Daoer that I was an athrist. and that
I did not believe in the immorality of the
soul, as you thought possible at the
grave of your brother.
I have no more faith in any kind of
Christianty, Catholic or Protestant,
than I have in Buddhism, and not as
much faith in either of them as I have
in Mohammedanism. I do not believe
that Jesus Christ was any better man
than Martin Mahony, or that the mother
of Jesus was any better than my mother.or
my wife; and yet see what kind of a fix
you have left me in to boost infidelity
and blast Catholicism.
Where did you get the idea that I had
"lacked courtesy?" You are the first man
that has ever suggested it. Certainly
no Kentucky infidel has said it and if
Christians may have said it, are you ab
solutely certain that the whole Christian
world has concurred in the sentiment
that you were absolutely courteous ?
Though I am a gentleman to the ma
nor and manner born, I have lately
worked with the negroes, and I have
been imprisoned and treated as if I were
an outlaw ; and if, under these circum
stances, I may not have lived up to my
Chesterfield so punctiliously as you who
have lived on grand stages and "Fifth
Avenue" may have done, is a little lack
of courteousy a thing for which I ought
to be imprisoned ?
I nope that your time is all ol you that
s "mortgaged, and that your soul is
not in the same fix, with the devil as the
It was so considerate in you to sug
gest that your presence might injure me
y fanning into flame all the bigotry in
Of course nothing of that sort exists
here now where they have had me in
jail twice and will try to get me in ' jail
or the penitentiary the third time, and
where last week a Christian editor
threatened to kill me, and -where vilifi
cation and lies about me constitute a
large feature of the newspapers.
Your guess that I would not need
much help was an exceedingly bad guess
forauiau of your distinguished percep
tive powers, but 1 guess 1 will try not to
A sadder but a wiser man I am yours
Chari.es C. Moore.
What Rev. L. A. Caller, of Vir
ginia, tnlnk.it about tnln Blaav.
Louisa, Va., May 12, 1894.
Dear Moore. Brave, honest, charita
ble, generous, truthful, and a lover of
your fellow-meii, you excite my admira
tion for your character, and my sympa
thy in your troubles.
When I read of your cruel persecu
tion, fine and imprisonment iu jail two
or three years ago, I blushed with very
shame for the civilization of our coun
try, and was disgusted with that method
adopted by the church of defending
And now you have lieen indicted by a
grand jury ot Kentucky, for blasphemy,
at the instigation of a Methodist preach
er ! Is that the way Methodist preach
ers in Kentucky love their enemies and
vindicate their religion ? Is christian
truth to be defended by an appeal to
civil government ? Shall the Church
ask aid of Caesar in propagating her
doctrines and punisnmg Heretics.'
C C Moore, tfriglil and honorable, a
gentleman whoff character is without
reproach,: arrested for blasphemy, be
cause he does not believe in the incarna
tion of God!- ,
Arrest Col Ptert Ingersoll! Arrest
the Rev. R.C xve! Arrest the Unita
rians of the eouatty!
That act of indjetment against you for
blaaphy '''n' " 'yiaU, It pro
fessed, are tdwght by
th' .x. enemies, to do
route them, and to
fttcspitefully use and
on to law tor tne
nity. then the doc-
'Vd Christ is ignored
Tcof liberty falls into
uw citurcn mem nets is
libels., than all of the
: and all other m-
Y I am a christian min-
Bible; I trust in the
jl Jrohibitionist But
ijjurch members, who
, lugh to disgfist people
'i jhd women from the
s of the church, and
4I official positions de-
a" So ' 6; baying votes with
money and v if.1 They vote the old
liqnor-licemw T narty tickets, and share
in the responau JHy for the saloon and
all Of its unmeasured and nameless woe
and misery. "- hd if the courageous
preacher ihouM dare say so, and de
nounce as he al ld do, the lawless and
lying liquor trip, these actual politi
cians in his Th go to work, charge'
him with preSTzTfr? politics, and, though
the majority of tl church may wish his
services, pursue srch a course as to com
pel any geaUemal to decline having his
name brought bet . re the church to be
voted upon for preacher and pastor.
Governor St Jriin said to several of
us who had calletiupon him at his Ho
tel in Washington N. C. "Gentlemen,
if I had not been amfirmed in the faith,
the attitude' of tha churches to the liquor-traffic
wo" i tave made me a howl
ing infideL' fr so too.
And when Hue church is prepared to
take an advancetffetep, and cast ont not
only liquor deale. but all whose votes
perpetuate and Jhotect the iniquitous
and devlish business, count me in. I
am ready for the fjovement, if it split
the church front garret to foundation
stone. Hoping r it the jury who shall
try yon may be nposed of men who
love truth d''. jfkt and liberty. I re-
, - L. A. Cutler.
or tne bladb win
one written by a
boy in Alert Indi
a, wno says ot aim
sell in a private lei
er to me, "I sent you
1 1. 00 for the Blad
three weeks ago.
I am only a little
er 18 years old and
not worth $75. but
tide in the Blase,
fter reading your ar-
Where am 1 atr 1
concluded to send
yon another dollar
which I enclose.
The article that accompanies this let
ter is the ablest, the most comprehen
sive and the best that has ever been
written for the Blade by any man. I
mean man not woman.
Editor C. C Moore of the Blue Grass
Blade seems to be in a peck of trouble
just at present, and writes as though
nis paper is noeing a Hard roe. tie says
he can not air the corrupt records of a
number of political aspirants about Lex
ington, because his employes are intim
idated by them. ' This may be so with a
good many of them, but certainly not
with Colonel Breckinridge, who gets the
warmest roasts from Moore every week
that he gets a jy where. Flemingsburg
A Three'Year Old abscriber to
Master Charles C Moore Gentry, of
Athens, Ky., aged three years, sent in
his money, last week, to pay for the
Blade for one year.
I never heard of the young man be
fore. I used to have namesakes when I
was a preacher but this is the first one
that I know of since I was converted to
Long life and success to him and his
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May 18, at 7:30 p. m. Subject: "Woman
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A collection will be taken up. All are
cordially invited. Mrs. Henry is too
well known to need any recommends
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