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The FoolKiller Q Heathly Mustard-Plaster tor th Blood-Boils of Society, CbsraJi and State. PUBLISHED MONTHLY. Sssiea Larkin Pearson - - Editor BOOMER, NORTH CAROLINA. SUBSCRIPTION BATKSt Single subscription, one year, 25 ots. n Clubs of Five or More, 15 eta. Catered at eoond-clasa matter $arh 8, 1916, at the postefflce at learner, N. C, under the aot of Sarah S, 1871. Efe not tend eostas itsmss on rob- m&ttoa. Ettmittaneei should be made by Ottered letter, expreai car pottofitoe S7 -TV M Be careful to write year own name ad addreaa plainly, and direct an era and make ail order payable I THE FOOL-KILLER. Boomer, - - North Carolina. Reduced Rates Well, folkses. I have decided to yr?SZhei nn, i -tni nosMn- m txrice &n much as it did before the war; but the ereneral trend of prices is down- ward, and I want to give my readers vnnr wvifp-n or,qwPro to tVia fnl 6he benefit of aU possible reduction, you.r written answers to tne ioi- because I mow times are hard ana money scarce. Bo please tell everybody you see and send wort to tne rst tnat toey the old price 25 cents for a single Bnsbcription, or 15 cents each in clubs of five or more at one time. Now please rush in the subs lilre you did in the old days, and I'll do my level best to keep 'em awake. Let Us Talk It Over WeU, dear sinner friends, this is The Fool-KiUer. How does it set on your stomach? If you like it you can get more at headquarters, . The Fool-Killer is not even a forty- Seventh cousin to any other paper on Tt. fltAnrt in a class bv itself, and its I fleid is as broad as the English language. This paper wears no oeu, muzzie, l am the f eUow who works at the pump-handle on this rag of reform. I never traveUed any to speak of, but I have read a great deal, and have thunk some. And then I started The Fool-Killer, Inst to quiet my nerves and to keep Se old press from getting rusty. From the seclusion of these wooded (II. A n will sv4Vt nkVi iMAnf n I hills tkere will eo forth each month h. bundle of literary dynamite that will shake the rotten foundations of society and cause the church of Mamsson to at least turn over in its sleep. The Fool-Killer is a monthly mus tard piaster far the blood-boils of Bociety, Ohureh and State. It is written with a red-hot dipped in razor-soup. poker a saddle, and spurs him at every lope, it is salted with wit, peppered with It rides the devil a-straddle without humor, and seasoned with sarcasm. .Ei Very 11110 uum nno a wmu, uu every word raises a blister. If you are a fool you had better not gubsenbe for Tne oei-.tLiiier. 11 you are wiee you will, and that settles it. JA2XES LABKHf FEAJBSOK THE POOL-KILLER, NUTS TO CRACK. The Moody Bible Institue, located at Chicago, what-a-noise, has for the past two or three years been sending me occasion al batches of its advertising literature with form letters urg ing me to take up its correspon dence courses in Bible study. Well, I have looked into its teachings considerably and de cided that is didn't know enough about the Bible to teach me any thing, and so I haven't taken up any of its courses. But I have decided to ask the Moody Bible Institute a few questions and see if it can answer them. A1vc, "cc" yy warned to unicago witn a re- quest for written answers. If I get the answers I will print them in The Fool-Killer for all - w Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, ILL Gentlemen: , tov tne past two years or more I have been getting your advertising literature and your rm letters urging me to take up your correspondence courses in "Rihla st.ndv. T Viavp Tint vpf. Udedto do so, but I have de- acted tnat you can neip me m making my decision. If you will Ko en Vi'nrl fn cn wo iuwmg queswuus, mui u. yuui answers are satisfactory I will consider the matter of taking up mmB Qf your Bjbje study courses. iui ii you cannot t answer these questions, or if you try to dodge around them nd make evasive answers, shall have to conclude that you do not know enough about the Bible to teach me anything. Now for the questions: Was the Garden of Eden on the earth or up in heaven? Was Adam created mortal or immortal? If Adam had not sinned, would he ever have died? he have lived forever, and wouldn't that have proved that he was lminortal? But on account of Bin he DID he was mortal ? Is there a difference between eternal life and immortality ? In other words, can a person live eternally and never die, and yet not oe lmmortaij jf Adam had not sinned and thus brought death upon him- self, where would he have spent his endless life? Would he have lived forever in the earthly paradise where he was placed, or would he have developed wings and flown away to some place beyond the stars caiied heaven? If Adam could not go to heaven Without dying, and COUld not die without sinning, doesn't that Drove that Sin and death are blessings to the race? Did Adam and his race lose an earthly home or a heavenly hosae? it Jesus unnst came to re store to the race that which was BOOMER, N. C. lost through Adam's falL what will he restore? Was Adam a human unit a single individual or was he two individuals in one? If Adam was composed of two parts soul and body which part was the REAL Adam? Which part was it that could think, feel, understand, and be responsible for its conduct? Which part was it that sin ned, the soul. or the body? If it was the soul that sinned, why did the innocent body have to suffer for it i And if it was the body that sinned and was condemned, why is it said that souls have to be saved? When God said to Adam, as recorded in Gen. 2:17, "for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die," which part of Adam was God talking to? What does the word "thou refer to in Gen. 2:17? If you say it refers to the soul, then what does the same word "thou" refer to in Gen. 8:19? How many different penalties were passed upon Adam for his sin? Was one penalty pronounced against his soul and another against his body? Is the penalty mentioned in Gen. 2:17 a different penalty from the one mentioned m Gen. 3: 19? If there was just one penalty, what was it? Lfoes tne 5iDie say it was death a returning to dust? Or does it say it was an end less life of misery in a burn ing hell? Suppose that Adam and Eye had been created and placed in the Garden of Eden just as they were. And suppose they had sinned and been driven out just as they were. Suppose the same penalty had been pronounced up on them that actually was pro nounced. And after all that had happened just as it did, then suppose that no Saviour had come to redeem the&nr where would Adam and his race have spent eternity ? Did Jesus really die on the cross i n . Or was it just his body that died? If Jesus had an immortal soul that didn't die, and if that im mortal soul was the REAL JESUS, then it seems to me that the preachers have been giving us a lot of bull about Jesus dy ing for sinners. Why not just say that the house Jesus lived in died to save the house that man lived in, but that the REAL JESUS did not die and that the REAL MAN is not saved? When Jesus raised Lazarus of Bethany from the dead, where did Lazarus come fromA-down from heaven or out from the tomb? If the REAL LAZARUS had been in heaven four days, and then came back to live with his sisters again, can you explain JAN., 1822. why he never told them a woitl about his wonderful trip and what he saw up there? These are just a few questions that are bothering lots of peo ple, and your answers to them will be eagerly awaited. Yours truly, JAMES LARKIN PEARSON. Now, folks, we'll have to wait awhile and see what the Moody Bible Institute will do about hese questions. If it answers them I will print its answers in this paper soon as possible, and if' it hums and haws and tries to dodge the issue, I will tell you about that. In either case we are liable to have some fun. Tell everybody to keep an eye skinned and look out for the answers. And say, by the way, here's how you can have some addition al fun on your own hook : Take this paper and read these ques tions to some of your orthodox friends and get their answers. If it don t cook their gooses I'll treat. PARAGRAPHS Nine decent Republicans in the Senate. They voted against the seating of Huckleberry. If Japan is allowed to have a Mutsu, it looks like some other nation ought to have a Jeffsu. The new Senator from Fen- nsyltucky is named Pepper, and he voted for Huckleberry. I should sneeze! The rule is that when you bur and pay for a thing it belongs to you. Probably that's why the Senate allowed old Huckle berry to hold his seat. We used to hear the complaint. that the proud fashionable wo men "put everything, on their backs." Well, you can't accuse 'em of that these days. If the sensible people of At hens, Ga., do not sro to church. the preachers will have no right x mi 1 , ., - 10 kick, iney nave not invited anybody but the fools. II JL. .1 J An income is an awfullv curi ous thing. A man can't possi bly live without it, and it is al most equally difficult to live within it. The Benited States Senate seems to be getting awful full of "blocs." But that isn't at all surprising, because it has been full of "block-heads" all the time. There is not a narfaVlA nf to expect any reform frojn a Senate that will nermit nlH Huckleberry to have a seat in it. You might as well try to plant goober-peas in the moon or nsn ior taapoies m tne top or a naystacK. to 11 rr.-a I see it stated in a disnatch from one of the fashion centers that girls are going to abandon galoshes. Now I am not croinff to ask what a galosh is. It might be something ugly.