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  • {ryu,g. St wr.zswKWffiffi&*nd ff l,Lrigti etr Ar*erehi.s*In a ftfth fl"oor garret in a workirrg class street, theItue Moufetand, he now edi""ed, largely wrote, and firint,-ed on a. hand press The ftevo1t, In a roCIm furnishedvrit,h a table ancl two chairs, he lived and worked, dreos-

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  • lrAfter hi.s fat.eer Josenh.,i+i, respon.sibili:1' for theI'irxiiy^ r'ell to Jesrrs, he becaiaethe primary breadlEinner and de-clsion nraker in fanily,affairs.I{e otJrserr the we}farl of hisrnotller &:t hrell. as of his fourhr-ot"lrers and tr,.rc sisiers.

    rr0hrist rrould have made al2;ood trade rurion Leacier. forhe hated the inequa].it),'of thetimes and the idie r.ich whoe;tploited simple village peo-p1e ir.ith long'hours and lbvot{6}Eies .

    Durir"ig Nhose days, tromenir'er regarded as litt1e rnoret,irar:. possessions of man. Iikeliu aninrals yet Chrlst ope]1-1y sympat,hised- with them.

    The idera that Christ wasnrecl; and rnild is invalid whenlr';iu recal-l how he savd red andoverturire.l tite wealth-ladent;a.'i:Ies of the money eharrgersanrl. lcla* sharks ln tire tenple, rt

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    .Since ,:.he la,lt issue, LheFooci Banic has he.d a bit of, a.turnarc'and. We had one very:enerous donatlon of onehundred dollars, and a coupleof about trventy dolLars, ?hisis a big hein, anci nakes usfeel lj"ke itts worth carryingorre it r:ealIy hiirt,s to tur.7folks er..ray? Our nei,,'est funlraiser is ( I thlnk )our bes,t* ,i{e have distributed a numberof donaiion can$ al'iout tovm.These are biack with a yeliowlabeI sayi.ng ttr{unger is Eiver.tr-CInes Concernf , Aft.er a coupleo1" wceks, [hey eacit :;eein tc:have a couple oi' doll-ars lnthern and one has a twenty init. Ihis i.s very encoui.aging"If r+e could count on justtwentlr doL.Lars a weels, itr+oul-d just abon'l; Icer:p the Fcnd,Bank .gaing forever. l.ook forthese can,: at Incredibie BuIk,KeI.cel.rs, Chariotte Annes,Campbell and Best llarclr,,;nr.*,Aloh*., l'errnerq ititcneil, I;fes(,gate t::i-iJ and eIrit,.,:i'i03',,*"Thir::k y*u.*

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  • GODBO t}YItve just read a str.ange

    book b]. the science fictionr'irj.ter Theodore Sturgeon.It rs called Godbody and l+asloaned to me by $andy Dolman,Irm glad I read it, Itts not,science ficticn in fact, fudhas sent a new Hessiah, call-ing hirnself Godbody. lle drawsbo himself a group from a smalLtown, a minister anci his w5.fe,a rapist and one cf his victims,.'r banker, a woman artisL, andfina1l.y a policernano Onl-y dayslater he is shot by a locaIpolrer broker. Sturgeons prem-ise is that sex j.s or ought tobe sacred and sacramental andtotalJ.y free as Godbody teaehee.Ilm not sure about this andvri}l have to do r.lore ihinkingabout it, Sex is dangerous ifnot handled carefully" Any-way in the end the ministerlists some of the early churchpractices abandoned over thecenburles such as:-

    No house of worship, servicesoften held in the open air,

    - No offici.atlng pri.est.

    - No distinctions of sex, trace,poverty etc.- the tkiss of peace I , on gatlr-erin6 each person embraced

    every other.* the Agepe, a feast, a real

    rueal nTheolgpsy. i$eizure by God!something akin to speaking-intongues. or holy rolling.

    I thirrk lt migh,t be ira:.i.your uhile to get tiiis br:*iposslbS.e" ltrs a Signet hr$ew &.nerican Li.brar1,, 19{}?"

    ln Easy EssayPeop1e !art'lo. are in ntlsd,and are not, afraicl ic bE:,give to people nor j"n nt:the occassj.on to do gcccfor goodnessr sake. -'llodern society cal

    -ls t,hcbeggarbum and panhandler aridgives him the bulns rusl:r*But the Greeks used to *q,,that people f.n neeciare the ambassadors ofthe gods.Although you may be cali,burns and panhanillersYou are i.il fact ancassad..of God.As godrs ambassadorsyou should be given fc,od-clothing and sEelter iby those who are able togive it.

    Peter l{aurin

    There shall be none Lond*over others, but

    vr)'c.Iii:shall ue Lcid. of hitrsL]-f.subJect to the law ofrighteoustlress rGerrard Win*tar:.,

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