“THE PLAGUES OF EGYPT
THESE same locusts, sex appetite, gluttony, or devourers, are and always have been the plagues, i. e., sickness and disease in all peoples in all ages. And now, when evil doers wax worse and worse, a majority of human beings are deliberately and ‘with malice aforethought,’ committing suicide, through eating and drinking for pleasure, and indulging in sexual excesses on every plane, in every way known to carnal perverts.
Officers of the law tell us that licentiousness has surely reached its limit. The ‘Hand-writing on the Wall’ appears. In proof of this allow us to quote the following by the great poet, Rabindranath Tagore, printed in the August 1st issue of the Los Angeles Examiner: Paris, July 31. I came from Asia expecting to find Europe a vale of tears, a desert of misery and grief. With ten million dead 10,000,000 stricken suddenly by shell or bullet from the roster of the earth, snatched from their firesides and their babies and the women whom they loved what should one visualize but a Europe draped in black, a Europe where the innocent laughter of a tiny child would seem a gross incongruity?
‘Yet Europe weeps not. She has cast off her black, and is wearing her brightest colors, her most splendid plumes. Her men are already forgetting their slaughtered brothers in the incessant effort to profit from the abnormal financial conditions prevailing because of the war; her women ah, her women! They are snatching flowers, bright red poppies, from the graves of their fallen husbands and sons, to wear them in their hair.
‘Ten million dead and naught but dust already! Were these 10,000,000 the only sober, sane living people in Europe? Are those who are left only those consumed with avarice, selfishness and the desire to be amused at no matter what cost? Or is this Europe, which is dancing on its own coffin, a Europe gone stark mad?”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 63, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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REUBEN SWINBURNE CLYMER: The Way To Life And Immortality, 1914