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Title: Rigth Will Triumph
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We cannot refrain from expressing a hearty concurrence with our West Lebanon correspondent, in regard to certain sentiments expressed in a few of his stones in last week's Republican. The article referred to is a poem, and strikes directly at one of the most glarine absurdities of the popular theology of the present day.- We were not aware that "R.F." entertained the notions expressed in his poem, until we received his communication. He has been studying the original languages and the classics, until he knows right well that the words Gehenna and Hades, the two words relied upon by the orthodox clergy, as signifying the place they call Hell, has no reference to such a place whatever. Every scholar knows this. The fact is, "R.F." has expressed a living truth that is destined to survive the rotten creeds of man, and completely triumph at last.

Not long since, we politely challenged a respectable orthodox preacher, to discuss the questions of endless punishment and Universal Salvation, through the columns of this paper, but the Rev. Sir, thinking, no doubt, that discretion is the better part of baler, has beenas mum as a mouse trap about the discussion. Not a word of reply did he ever make to us, thus virtually confessing his inability to defend the dogmas he so loudly preaches from the pulpit. His creed says that Gehenna and Hades signify a word of endless torment, but he dared not face the music of myriads damned, and fight like a man, for his creed. But here was a victory- a victory of truth over error! His pittiful silence in the matter strikes the community as a sure mark of his moral cowardice, and of his utter inability to prove the doctrine of a place of endless punishment. Ah, truth is everywhere asserting her supremacy, whilst ignorance and superstition are slinking for a refuge behind the old feudal walls of the past ages.

"Truth crushed to earth will rise again,
To eternal years of God are hers;
Whilst error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies amid her worships."

Date: 8/26/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001620
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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