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THE COLUMBIA EVENING M1SSOURIAN. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 2. 1920.
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Kb." vwnaen try vr. uiarlcs A. uihctiu 01 u ,-.. , ..,,-- ..
E. I"? a the UnirersitT and publnheil in llie as barbarwn must be .upturned br ui
K5.' . Arbitrator.) rntirclr different 'TPe of Me before
A ' r ran liaie Irue cuuixalion. neirerthe-
fei 1 WL. I rS3. a it . . . H..1. I -. I l II
pi V f uirisuaiuij iws qucMH'" es l"c meais uu auwunu m an oio-
oiieai oeen discussed trom the stanl-' cr ijk- culture, may peiust lor an
of Ihrolotr and ethics: but il tmlrfuiiie lime alongside o( the new,
nay add iateresl to the discussion lu ue the new type u emerging. Thu
yilauii the question from tlie, standpoint ,,! a conflict between the old and the
J nadologT and anthropology, (new; ami it is this which explains the
Na historical movement ha been j ptj mural conflicts in modern civiliza
ajort misunderstood, abke by friend and . A lbs ideas and, standards oC a
foe,- than Christianity. Tins is largrly f nir,,u.ry culture have been thousands
becaaae of lack 4f socioloKical and an I Inll.i nrcct that they will continue to1
ufopoiocjcal Dersoeclite and know
leshjs. fhe Christian movement is eii
deafly not an accident iu human hi!
rjr. Indeed, like its political counter
part, modem democracy, ii is of the
very essence of later aoual and cultural
cvobtion. To nnderstand what it means
therefore, we must hate some insiglil
into the movement of human lulvry a:
Now anthropologists tell us thai ih
whole history of man may be rough!)
divided into three stage savagei
barbarism, and civilization. ura;cr)
ia which man is a rn-re child f nature
hnng off of the wild fruits of the ea-il
and the animals that we can lill am
eat, making no attempt to ctnti.tl in
own destiny, lasted for the rac- at If J
one hundred thousand vcars, a-rlii
logical evidence shows, while wire Ik
lated human groure s.ilt Mimic in 1
Barbarism, a transitional stags, iu wliuh
man begins to cultivate lire soil an.
raise domestic animals, (ut soon turn
his attention to preing upitn his frl
Lawmen as an easier method of gaum)
a livelihood than the mattering if r
tare, began in Europe about seven 01
eight thousand years ago with the con
lag of neolithic man. GiiluaUon mil)
began with the keeping of hislon- r-r
orua. with man's coming to social stlf
consciousness, and with his bcgt-iu n;
f the control and conquest of the mii
al or spiritual element in bis life. flu.
alage of human history is then, a llui,
of yesterday, only in its beginnings, r
tame than four or five thousand ran
old for any people, and wartrl) t-i
thousand years old for miftt Euruprans
K'e began to outgrow barhawm. ii
other words but yesterday, and it thwh
m( be aarpnsipg that most of us 11
some respects are barbarians s'lll.
caowTH or humsn cilurc
Now to the ccI!wak&! irnapna 101
this development of human culture pre
senls itself as a parabola, wuli liunu
knowledge as the chief element of it
focasv The lower part of the curve ma
be taken as representing the one him
died thousand years of savajer). o.
bmle-hke ignorance and siibje-lnn Ii
the blind forces of nature, tt-rou
which the race has passed. The uppe
art of the curve may be taken as 1 1
asm hundred thousand years of inili-a
lion, of mastery over physical nalue
aad human natnrc, which, we may hop
bea ahead of our race. Tlie renu m 1;
01 vertical part of the eu-ve will the
represent -that transitional stage ( bai
ksuiam throagh which our race lus i.s
aed on iu way from animality to spnii
aahty, from ignorance to knowleils
frpaa the darkness of savagery to thi
light of cinbxatum.
Evidently we are now just en e ia,
pen the upper part of the curve w t
the real work and hiiher achievement
of ehriliiation still l)bg all ahead of u?
The typical insutulions of barbarism.
predatory culture, still sjmve, or lu
lately existed among us. Yesle diy
are evidently atill slowly and panfu I
learning the rudiments of true ciulna
Now the transition from one sta;e o
culture to anothsr is effected, aitbro
pologrsts tell us, by what are calle.
-pattern Ideas." These Ideas are form
ed by the principle of antKij-atiesu fa
In advance of the complete birth of tin
.. eJnliiarioii. The human mine
aeea the need othe advantage. ses nr
aa "jdeaL. a "pattern 01 ine ia.nK i
be realfaed. and thn by vanoiis mrtli
eds works towards its goal. Thus long
before n interned the flrS matluv
Aey formed the Idea of the fl)in3 ; n-a
cWne. Then thry watched U.e fliglit
of birds and other animals and studied
the properties of phj-ical nature until
they found methods of realinng ihru
idea of the Dringmachine. Tlie h"lory
s idea of the flying-machine The lus..r
"of the important thbiga in human oil
. tore, hi other words, exist first a. "pat
tern Ideas" in the minds pf men before
.-. rMliird in actual life; ami
31 jears iloininant 111 our tradition, we
manifest tliem$elies at limes in, tbeir
ilil piHer in the earlier stages of the
non prcdjt"! cLllure upon which we
jre now enlennj.
Yhhat Cliri-liamty is from an anthro
pological ani sociological point of view.
nuZ now tie maiuest. t rtns'ian.ty is
1 new et if -pattern ideas," mailing
1I1 dann (f a new civilization, a civil
zauon, a civilization with a nun pred
3try morality on a humanitarian bais.
t i ai rl!r to Iranseml preualory
nlividiul. ib-s, tnhal, and na'ional
tli 1- and lo replace tiee with a uni
-eia'ut-il. sociaH interiiatmnal, humani
anan e Itir-. The fir-l faint begin
1111? ! tin Lcrlent are to br found,
f 1 ne. in iV precur,or of Jefcas
-pr- tall), lit the moral and teligious
iav I tli" later prophets of Judaism.
5ot in lli- life ard teachings id Jems
liev ideas first esme to definite o
ire-i-n. lie initiated Inc revilution
1 ilisioiis and moral ideas for wlii-h
ite nlwilc of htuian history had bren
irea in?. We must not look at early
hristianitv, hoMt-ver. as anvthinc moie
ha-l a lie-inning. Il his been wrvngly .
eldeil br rio-l Qinsliars as narking j
he. coniplelien 3rd petfeclion of re1!
on anil mvralil). Hut ChriMiarily can 1
this only when tlie Chris un move-1
lent 1 as a-Linrd Us final develJpmel
jul s eeeedeil in establishing a humani
aiian ritilizalion, a Ciirisiian slate of .
met). To reiard Jesus lumse! a
itaiilmg oilier llian at the h-ginnmg of .
grear iew m nement in Imman c illure 1
s In nifiin 'e-iand Inn rullurally am! j
i!ori-ativ. fvell tlie WiVlls of Jesus j
'lough lliev lie tosether with his life j
"ie touljs'one f t'ie Clintian , int.
4arl onlv ll e beginning of the unf ild j
tig of a new rrn--cptin of human ie j
iIiom ipis a siHial hie n n preilalor)
1 character an I patterned upon t'ie
(nils if im! will, mutual se-vice, and
rot'ieihood among men. O-ri lanity
- nl a stalir lliing. Il is a growing
iving mnierrent. aiming at llie crea
ion of a new vto-li.
a nfw wouji ounrn
Ea-ly Ch-itianitv was, Iben the dawn
f a new world o'der, an order w'lich
lay iKis-jlily rever lie realu-d, hot
hicli represent the direction in whi h
liiuii Ins'orv has been developing for
'ie lasi io iho-sand ear. Tie nw
attrra ideas of Qinslianily were in
!!r predatory nuliza'ion in whi-h
ey startcl. and lliis conflict has ron-tni-nl
ilown to t!e pi-nt urn-. Ern
, after to llioLsaiil jea s of stiw
nergence from the blaik nisht of bar
iiism, the wu.ld seem, despite the
ning J international peace (unless
wired, vie can wt an end alsi to ihe
t'ife lielween classes) to be still in
anrer f relai ms Iack into it. iNor i
is di'fiCLll historically lo understand
"roi llie first, scal!ed Chnstiin nvil
a i n lias been a very mised affair
Inch e en 111 llie Christian church has
cen noil rinisinn. or rather, sta k pag
ni-ii. Tlie barbarous ideals of power
id Iaiurc as the chief cads of life.
Inch p-r ailed 'n pagan antiquity,
ave Lre-l ra'i-e often tnumphanl ovr
hnvlran iJeals in our culture tlial mist
htiefans are willing lo admit; for the
ainlion fron barbarism lo civilization
s still far from complete.
rvereiili'le-s it '",r " MI lnM ',r
'ie last two thousand -ears we have wil
essel a-nsi European ieopIes the
low L-plmiding of Irue civil
ia l-n. nd Chiis"lan id'als of life
ave b rt the chief mediators of the
jtoccss though now having many m
Inries in loce. Industry, governmem
md education. If social p'ogre" c-n
irue, it i e-.ident that the Christian
deal of a K-nl life lacd r"n love
villi resa'lng jii'liee peace, and good
mil leiwcen individnals, classes, na
oins, and races, rnul lie realized, for
1 t ..liter nsfllHav open to hll
man soeietv unless it mm back li bar ji
tbanvn. Ml nli'r 1 leals have bern t
IE exit t a rule. Ions lcfu:c iho j M anJ !v provrI failurr. ths n
1 , 1 l thv tlw -muirc uiiiMun ten in
nTraru. r JCio-i h.-wmty punfied f-nn its Pagai
W-- this nnocinle applies lo the I tie's snd i puci m n-e social 1 ie o,
.reat rlmn'ge in religion" and lf, IV hope of ,..e wo.ld. .to, he
1 J io civilization it-lf. ""' le'fecs loo. that ihr world cannot r-main
than to the realm of mechanical mven vny Jon;er llf pagan and half Jul--
VJ. c.u ,I,,ne. mme Ihroucti iw un; ui-ii
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, reUertM opon bj .. i r , n.... . :,li ..t nr,r, and brother
'WreaVthe S powerful s.andards !-' among men; for if it be a dream
. -TLlt-r, But the pattern ideas it i llie dream of all hunamly lliat has
JZ2.rA. of a new culture lo rot liad a sii-n of things beyond our bar-
'mduallr out of those of the old baron r.,, Tlie Clir-tian ideal of
tUyZ in eeneral mix harmoniously life is mini diea-n his vi.ion. of In
7culf W IB genei .,,,.., ..! ,-.,. And thus, far the dream
Is-Alnir one type entirely supplant- of huma.ily, if dreamed long enough.!
. proceeca ipy one irm he Hard5 hive aKays evine Irue!
m of new pattern ideas or stan I the other; t'lat we arc even at t'ie ,
TtL the mind of man. These are pa-ting . f the ). Hcl he dor, not t
ected po" by P"Hf -'?-. ?'' ' .V"? '""". 1.W
s .- aPsaa-tstrV f.a.
' A resoiutlon of the motor car indulry
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fSd auppl.es. Tl manuf.c
TlfKaM can 'h igh gear ratio
Ui to b. one. mean. -.'"""
.' .bTetS-teeby a freater effiaency will
rb7aUm fro- our fal. suppl.e.
&rl2L7Z;. This would
Jr'V"..i ,-, -hich can surt Irom
Blieiia.. h,iir rnad,
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rating lie higli gear ratio and ibe fre-nt.-.t
aV,ifi never attempted lo design
1 car ilia I would tale the majority of I
t'ie ills on high. j
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baited S-ates revenue btcials along I
llie Canadian border report (hat women j
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trouUe than ai: ihe men who engage In
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The sugar output of 'Cuba has in-.
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