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3the world, — all unmitigated systems of crime; and it requires the enlightenment of these worthies, through civil and religious reform, to blot out all inhuman codes.

6It was the Southern pulpit and press that influenced the people to wrench from man both human and divine rights, in order to subserve the interests of wealth, religious caste,

9civil and political power. And the pulpit had to be purged of that sin by human gore, — when the love of Christ would have washed it divinely away in Christian


The cry of the colored slave has scarcely been heard and hushed, when from another direction there comes

15another sharp cry of oppression. Another form of inhu- manity lifts its hydra head to forge anew the old fetters; to shackle conscience, stop free speech, slander, vilify;

18to invite its prey, then turn and refuse the victim a solitary vindication in this most unprecedented warfare.

A conflict more terrible than the battle of Gettysburg

21awaits the crouching wrong that refused to yield its prey the peace of a desert, when a voice was heard crying in the wilderness, — the spiritual famine of 1866,

24— "Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight."

Shall religious intolerance, arrayed against the rights

27of man, again deluge the earth in blood? The question at issue with mankind is: Shall we have a spiritual Chris- tianity and a spiritual healing, or a materialistic religion

30and a materia medica?

The advancing faith and hope of Christianity, the earnest seeking after practical truth that shall cast out

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1error and heal the sick, wisely demand for man his God- given heritage, both human and divine rights; namely,

3that his honest convictions and proofs of advancing truth be allowed due consideration, and treated not as pearls trampled upon.

6Those familiar with my history are more tolerant; those who know me, know that I found health in just what I teach. I have professed Christianity a half-century; and

9now I calmly challenge the world, upon fair investigation, to furnish a single instance of departure in one of my works from the highest possible ethics.

12The charges against my views are false, but natural, since those bringing them do not understand my state- ment of the Science I introduce, and are unwilling to be

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