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THE FOOL-KiLLER. BOOMER, N. C., EBHUARY,r1920l COBBESPONBENCE. HINTON BURSON, R3, Roopville, Ga. Dear Mr. Pearson. I have just finished reading The Fool-Killer, and it brought plain truths to my mind that I had never got elsewhere. And not only the last paper but all that I to truths that are reasonable, and I got a lot of those old hide-bound fools in some close places just by using truths that I find in The Fool-Killer. Y'ur view of an endless torment has ever been my view since I got old enough to have any sense at all. Some men with the furrows of age on their faces will laugh at me for saying the Bible does not teach that there is a place of endless misery after death. And I wish old Pearson was present to sit down on some old pine log and tell him just how it is. I can see through the thing, but I can't explain it like you can. I wish I was able to show the whole matter with fair reason as you do. I would change their laughter into studying. Let me tell you what I think of a man that believes that old lie. He has let the other fellow do his think ing, also his reading, that's what's the matter. Not long ago I was talking to a goody-goody Baptist, and I told him what I believed about that old lie. And he said: "Well, if was vou I would be careful and not talk that before my children." I ask ed him whv. and he said: "It will - w- cause them to be bad men and wo men." Then I said that I wanted my children to believe the truth about anything, and I had long ago been convinced that his kind had slandered God with that - old f alsehood, and I didn't want my children to be that ignorant-if I could help it. Well, I just want you 10 Keep unliving u the same kind of stuff. , ANOTHER BOOGER-PATCH a FRED SCHULZ, 74 - Henry St., Brooklyn, N. vY.-Dear Brothers Pardon me for calling you brother at our first introduction to each other; but I am so much in harmony with your , views as expressed in your very valuable paper, The Fool-Killer, re garding your political andreligious views that I cannot help shaking your hand and calling you "brother." I JOHN MILTON SAMPLES, Macon, Ga. I want you to know that I have found the last two issues of your papei very interesting. Your views ar 3 sensible and ..well ep .tisscxi. While I like the name "Good Nws'' best, I agree that "The Foo!-Kule)" is more appropriate, considering the style of expression you employ. There are those who disagree with some things you say, but every one finds your paper interesting and that is saying a good deal. Indeed, I find much to admire in you your fearless, bold, sincere-sounding phrases are forceful and full of good sense. Your periodical is improving, and I wish you success. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Thank you, Brother Samples, for your kind words. I knew you were a good generous-hearted fellow, but knowing you to be entirely orthodox (and a preacher besides, I believe) I hardly expected that you could appreciate The Fool-Killer at all. Most people of your kind are too dead set against my views to even acknowledge that they, are interesting. It is a. hopeful sign when leaders of orthodoxy will read and consider what I say. It shows that the light of truth is grad ually breaking through into the minds of the people, and it will not be many more years until you will all have to openly acknowledge that I am right. Some of the most intelligent among you (such as yourself) are "almost persuaded" right now, if you would just own it. I know all about how hard it is to break away from the old errors of orthodoxy. I have been all ftlnncf tho. road. Wft r all cow ards, more or less, when it comes to she explained to him how a thing like that. We are not afraid he could tell when they were of the truth when we find it, but we ripe. are afraid of what somebody .will sayj "Ef hit goes 'Pink!' when you about us if we dare to get out of the thumps hit wid yer finger, dat same kind of work he is doing old rut. .reopie who stand nigft as miHyun am green. But ef hit today in all this Spiritualist bu leaders in their cimrch find it much goes Tunkl den hit am ripe, siness that is going on. And bid JtJ t Now, you low-down, roguish nig- man Saul lost his life for that Some poor, pitiful polliwog ol an orthodox idiot who sails un der the high and mighty name of "Rev. James Douglas, M. A. has flindered away and writ a book on the subject of Spiritualism. He calls the book, "Spiritualism : a Sin and a Crime." Now that title is all right, for Spiritualism IS a sin and a crime. But the poor old fool completely spoils the effect of his book by writing it from the orthodox standpoint and taking for granted the immortality of the soul. I wish to goodness I could get the wooden-headed warts of or thodoxy to see that the immor tality of the soul is positively the only leg that Spiritualism has to stand on. Knock that out and the whole devilish scheme falls kersmash. But we find that the entire strength of Orthodoxy is exert ed to sustain this false leg on which Spiritualism stands while at the same time it is pretend ing to oppose Spiritualism. It reminds me of the old nigger Mammy who whipped her son Sambo for stealing green water melons, but gave him to under- j stand that it would be all right tor him to steal ripe ones. And lish the church's main central doctrine of the immortality of che soul. It is sorter like a jtarving man refusing. to eat a nice, warm dinner when it is set before him. From the ortho dox standpoint Spiritualism i& the very richest kind of soul- gravy, and it looks to me like the churches would just fall over each other to get their snouts in it. Try your smeller on this bokay of nonsense quoted from the above-mentioned book: "There is no case in scripture of a human spirit being per mitted to hold converse with man after death, except that of Samuel, who was sent in God's anger." Samuel's big toe ! There goes the ignorant fool trying to argue that it really WAS Samuel that the old Witch of Endor called up for Saul to talk with. And he says that Samuel was sent in that case because God was mad. What an awful conception of God! To think that God, in a fit of anger, would establish Spiritualism in the world, and then have His churches fight it all the rest of their days ! Why, you poor simpleton, God had no more to do with that case than you did. Not a bit. And the spirit that talked with Saul was no more Samuel than the daddy of Tom Watt's old mule was Samuel. The whole thing was the devil's work the very tw fhv ita Zr'Jalger -see ef you -can 'member dat very act of consulting that old those lose. face the scandal and disgrace of be ing called a "heretic." But they may have to face a worse scandal and dis- nex' time you goes to steal a witch, it you don't believe nv worter-millyun." read 1st Chronicles 10:18. So it seems that the differ- Now does anybody believe that drace than that some of these days ence between Orthodoxy and God would have sent Samuel to if they don't get right. J. L. Pear- Spiritualism is just the differ- talk with Saul, and. then killed son;) ence between "Pink!" and Saul for talking to him? No. Punk !" Old Mammy Ortho- sir, that won't work at all. When AUBK1SY U. Jf AINTJJiK. KOXDOrO. Mwv Aruz nnf sthWf fwtor ca I imii fr. orviif 444- o rkXTE don't know how you got hold of my N. C.-Weli, sir, Mr. FoKiller, you Rev Sambo D visitmo- the case where a dhembodi cnul address, but it does not bother me havent quite killed yet, but you KB:mD0 visiting tne case where a disembodied soul anv. enourii to sav that I am miffhtv JU L - spiritual watermelon patch in was allowed to come back and " -r J o -- - - a aic lad you sent me some copies of The flwha t m tne aanc oi tne noon, out sne commune with tne living, you let Fool-Killer, for it has amused me see at you can do for three of my wants hi mto bring home spooks down the bars for other disem every time it came to me. I intended brothers and some of my friends that that will say "Punk I" bodied souls to do the same many a time to send in my subscrip- have your paper( and i think Orthodoxy thinks the spirit- And then you have no right in tion, but I receive so much reading they like it fine j am gla(i to say ual watermelon patch is full of the world to kick against Spirit- matter from an directions (tnat i that The Fool-Killer is certainly worth good healthy living spirits all ualism, because it is only follow- naraiy get tnrougn wiui km, ana taking. It is worth so much that it right, but is as mad as the Old ing in your footsteps coming in nucucxy .uxKu. w , - v even teacnes sweet potatoes to act Scratch because the Spiritual- through the gap you have made sub for your paper Received Vol. the fool. I had some Fool-Killer I arft nillliTlfr fnr ft X, No. 1, today, and being a very papers in the potato cellar, and the Tf . nrc. nno)n,ir,f Tf mn aee id dav t Rtaved at home tonight and 0A It is a strange and unaccount- But if you have sense enough read it through from A to Izzard, as The Fool-Killer and they thought abIe tninff to 4116 tha.t anybodv to Put UP tnat &aP teach the you express it, and I assure, you l their time had come, so thev rotted can so totally devoid of sense truth that dead people are laughed more than I ever did in any Qur old red rooster was walkine ana reason as to hang on to a DEAD, and that they CANNOT good vaudeville show. Your treatise around in the yard the other day theory which is not only CQn- come back and communicate? im Luther is great; so is the "Ser- crowing, "Hurrah for Pearson!" and jtrary to the Bible, but contrary I with the living, then Spiritual mon on Persecution, ana tne ier- i jked some one what he was doine: I to all reason and common sense. I ism has no Dlace to come in at. mon on Souls." I agree on all points that for, and they said they euessed "Rnt. if nnnlA aw dpfprminAd tnlYnii havo slamm fha Amr in 7lth TSJ60113 anw poli)ica1' f9' '." had been reading The crazy idiots and believe that its face and knocked the last I have held the same views for many Fool-KiUey. (Editor's ote:You the sou of deal ,e are prop from under it - : b!l; then why in the very mischief Now, Mister Smarty, which. R. H. DONALDSON, Watts Sub- have eyes ,or at least they have are they twilling to accept the are yqu going to do? Are yoir Station, Laurens, S. C I am sending miriitv Door ones. Thev couldn't see Proof that Spiritualism off ers ? I croincr to keen on holding thafc Tou one dollar for four subs to The to read The Fool-Killer, and that's As Dr. Conan Doyle says, One Qen fo Sni;t: ftP nfpr frool-Killer. S5cnd all to Watts Sub- wv t, i t.-a j u nvnWom fVmf won QViWVl "pciA AUA PA"m XO enier,- Otation. Jim, I like your paper fine, it would have saved them. Pearson. Holmes cannot solve is whv the ana tnen CUSS 11 ?fter lt enters? I was tickled nearly to death at what church should oppose Spiritual- 0r wil1 you shut that door- you said aoQut tne armnais. rut it My guess is that the next president ism in the face of the fact that against it and give it no chanc u ciicxn uu wicjr icw v. ocuu uio i weil .uoover, Uryan or Debs. tsw samples. ' Spiritualism is trying to estab-lto come in at all?