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JUNE, 1962 Recusant Voice of 'The Infinites
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POLICY: Don't take it so damn' seriously.
The infiniteness of Man is not reduced
to a "split infinity" by wars, taxes,
or"experts" who seek to sell him what
he already has in an infinite amount.

Sub-Policy: We reserve the right to change
our minds f rom issue to issue, or
even from page to page, if we desire.

Sub-Sub-Policy: Each Man has the inherent
right to be his own and only "AuthorW. -- with his wife's permission.

Sub-Sub-Sub-Policy: We have no objection to
"educated guesses" about Man's destiny -- if there's no price tag to it,
and if the guesser has no objection to
our guessing that he's only guessing.

On the front page of our elsewhere -- while those members
daily newspaper recently ap- of the church who've been edpeared a picture, which, we ucated from childhood to bepresume, most readers also saw lieve that their hopes in this
since it was distributed by a life as well as the one they
national news agency. Many of enter for "eternity" are deyou may have seen it merely as pendent upon church sanctions,
illustrating an event which at are left with little present
the time was very much in the or future when they defy some
news. Others, like us, may ecclesiastic ultimatum.
have revolted at its similar- In the picture referred to
ity to a history of religious above, we see repeated the deswhippings over the past 2,000 potism the church has been exyears. erting for centuries, and exThe picture to which we re- cept for the modern dress of
fer was of a fat old man wear- the women present, and absence
ing a long black gown. Before of a pile of fagots on which
him knelt a woman, her hands to burn one of the principals,
upraised in supplication. Be- this could well be a picture
tween them, another woman was from the Dark Ages.
trying to "protect" the robed However, the picture does
figure (altho there was no in- serve to remind us how much we
dication in the picture or its owe the church and its bigots.
identifying cutlines what he Can you imagine how awful it
needed "protection " froml by would be to live in a world of
reciting some rapid gibberish, brotherhood, where everyone
such as an auctioneer uses to was not convinced he was payfill in between bids. ing off the sins of his farthWithout taking sides in the est back grandparents? What if
argument that brought about Man suddenly became aware that
the excommunication which the he was a being responsible for
kneeling woman was trying to what he himself does and not
get repealed, we think it's an fora "sin" that has been sadinstance in which the Supreme died on him by mythical charCourt might legally throw its acters who could, under no
dignified weight. Why should a conceivable circumstances, have
religious order, supported by played the roles given them in
the public to the extent it the Biblical myth of Creation?
enjoys tax exemption status, be The bitterness in New Orleans
permitted to punish by segre- only reflects that all deepest
gation those who differ slight- hates are religious: anti-Jewly in belief? Altho we've never ish, anti-Catholic, anti-Proendorsed a "Jim Crow law'', testant, anti-Communist. Bebarring someone from a private fore World War II, there was a
restaurant or railroad coach lot of hate engendered against
because of color is no worse Japan's Buddhism, but after a
than barring someone from cer- nation had been whipped into a
tain functions of the church fighting frenzy, this has been
to which they belong on grounds allowed to die down. Apparentthey don't fully accept all the ly, one has only to cite how
dictatorial tactics of the un-Godly some other nation is
church's "top brass". In fact, when there is a need for war,
the end results of the latter turn the song writers and the
example are even more serious propagandists loose, and God's
than racial segregation. Per- in business again, collecting
sons barred from one area or hate-filled souls from bulletbuilding because of prejudice riddled corpses.
or ignorance can get service Of course, it would be unfair to blame much of our ignorance and the continual dread
of nuclear war on the Church
"Fathers" -- even tho their policy for centuries was to destroy all intelligent, thinking
men as "heretics ", leaving the
breeding of future races to
their ignorant slaves and chattels. In the same vein, would
it not be unfair to suspect
that children reared by parents
who dared not express themselves freely or do any spiritual research not covered by
canons or papal bulls, might
not be as fearless, progressive and intelligent as if their
parents had been encouraged to
be men and women, rather than
theocratic marionettes?
Not that we'd compare men
to animals, but ask any breeder
what'd happen to his stock if
he continually killed all animals that showed any intelligence, and kept only scrubs
for breeding purposes. There'd
be a few "accidents", probably, in which Nature would insist on putting her best foot
forward, now and then, but if
these were treated as "mutants "
when they grew up and began to
act and think differently from
the herd, even these "accidents" would become fewer and
farther between.

Yes, there was a lot in that
picture from New Orleans which
didn't show in the print. And
we hope the woman kneeling in
supplication to the fat old
man in the black robe awakens
to discover life can be more
beautiful outside stained glass
windows than inside. Because
the Light -- the Light that
knows no segregation of Race,
Creed, or Belief -- the Light
that shines equally on the saloon and the church, the weed
and the orchid, the priest and
his kneeling petitioner -- the
Light that can convert those
bits of glass into spectrums
of hope -- comes from OUTSIDE
the church, NOT from within.