of abhorrent Catholicism, but who to-day stands at the
Vatican’s door, with the torch of Protestant wisdom,
and denounces Popery with a tongue
livid with the power of
a living God.
Like a Meteor From God’s Throne,
This great book has stirred America from center to circumference.
About 400 Large Pages,
And each Page a stinging rebuke to Roman Catholicism.
Published by North-American Book House, St. Louis, Mo.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1904, by NORTH-AMERICAN BOOK HOUSE, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C.
A structure of enlightenment is to be built in this land, which to finish, every man of intellectual power must contribute.
The structure which I refer to, is the structure of “SPIRITUAL LIBERTY,” as the spiritual part of man must have room to expand and grow the same as any other God-given privilege that man is blessed with.
Unless we grow in faith we become dwarfs in the worship of God.
Those who go forth into the world and profess to be the teachers of men should be giants of intellect and fully prepared to contribute to this monument of “SPIRITUAL LIBERTY.”
These giants are the “KNIGHTS OF THE SPIRIT,” who stand upon the summit of righteousness and proclaim an intelligent God to a sinful world.
Many say they do not feel that they possess the ability to contribute to this structure of “SPIRITUAL LIBERTY,” but I say, none who possess the power to reason are exempt, for if they cannot place in the arch of this structure the golden “key-stone” that shall securely bind this structure together, they can carry mortar or stones, which is as imperative in this structure, as the polished “Cap stone” which shall complete this great pyramid of emancipation.
I do not crave to have my name engraven in bold letters upon the “Cap stone” of this structure, but I do desire to contribute my mite towards the completion of this grand structure of free thought, which, when completed, will stand out upon the horizon of time as a towering monument to Christ and his cause.
Roman Catholicism, as taught by our modern priests and inspired by the papal power at Rome is naught but the distant rumblings of an antiquated chariot of darkness, as the teachings of this MONARCHICAL creed has naught in view but the enslavement of reason for the financial gain and benefit of the “Robed” few who claim the right to think for the masses.
For thirty long years I was bound to this bewitching spirit of darkness by the chords of superstition and never dared to look above my blind superiors for wisdom, until a “something” which I will call “fate” broke the windows of my mental dungeon and permitted the light of “SPIRITUAL LIBERTY” to filter through my being which awoke “reason and common sense” from her long sleep of lethargy.
Now, what I once thought “Holy” I detest as abominable; What I once worshipped, I now hate.
It is not the glitter of gold nor the applaudits of the protestant world that I crave, but it is the Master’s approval that I desire. Therefore I deem it my duty to both God and mankind to proclaim to the world what I know of the awfulness of Roman Catholicism, and I know enough to make my poor soul often wonder if I shall ever be permitted to sing with the blest around that GREAT WHITE THRONE in the New Jerusalem.
As you peruse these pages, I pray that you may whisper a prayer to God in my behalf, as I am now fifty-six years old and only a child in wisdom.
With pity for the blind hosts of Catholicism and a prayer upon my lips for their deliverance from the trenches of paganism, I dedicate this book to the world as coming from a heart which poured out its youth’s vitality upon the barren fields of superstition, and wasted its vigor in serving only the god of myths. With a feeling of brotherly love for the entire world, I am,
Yours in His name,
- 1. Intro
- 2. Chapter I. Who I Am, What I Am, and Why I Am What I Am.
- 3. Chapter II. Some of the Abominations of Catholicism Carried On in the Name of Blessed Saviour.
- 4. Chapter III. All Children of Protestant Parents Are Declared Bastards by Catholicism.
- 5. Chapter IV. Tear from the Citadel of Reason, the Power to Reason, and You Make Slaves of Humanity.
- 6. Chapter V. Innocent Girlhood at the Confessional Box.
- 7. Chapter VI. The Nations Completely Dominated by the Power of the Pope Are Nations of Illegitimacy.
- 8. Chapter VII. The Power of the Pope in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands.
- 9. Chapter VIII. Monasteries Are Often the Abode of Criminals, and Nunneries the Slaughter Pens of Virtue.
- 10. Chapter IX. Un-Married Cussedness of the Roman Priest-Craft.
- 11. Chapter X. A Brazen Insult to God.
- 12. Chapter XI. The Characters of the Followers of Catholicism Compared to the Followers of Protestantism.
- 13. Chapter XII. Why Teachers in Our Public Schools Should Not Be Selected from the Ranks of Catholicism.
- 14. Chapter XIII. The Influence of the Priesthood of America Upon the Morals of This Country.
- 15. Chapter XIV. The Chastity of the Home Invaded by the Lustfulness of the Priest-Craft.
- 16. Chapter XV. Nations Which Have Been Disgraced by the Toleration of Popish Rule.
- 17. Chapter XVI. Nearing the Trenches of Physical Strength.