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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XH GOD'S IMAGE BESOTTED Drunkenness is a most fruitful cause for divorce and the whole question of drink and drunkenness is one worthy of more intelligent study than has even been bestowed upon it. It is not a question to be dismissed as impossible of solution, nor can it be solved on the basis of morality. It is a deep study and one that leads an intelligent student out of the realm of religion, morals and ethics into the science of human life. It is not sufficient to say that drunkenness has always existed and ever will. Nothing exists without cause, and the scientist can trace the cause of drunkenness as readily and scientifically as the cause of prostitution or any other social disease. The time is past when men and women interested in the real advancement of the race are satisfied with the theory of "natural depravity." They refuse to lay the blame of every social ill on the shoulders of poor old Eve. Eve has been a useful scapegoat, but man is slowly developing a little moral backbone of his own and has traveled far enough along the road of progress to have the courage to shoulder his own sins. In the superficial and sporadic attempts that have been made in dealing with the liquor problem, we have been divided into two camps--the "wets" and the "drys." Both sides have ignored common sense and science and indulged in far-fetched, glittering generalities. The "drys' have depended upon frenzied religious tirades against the 'Demon Rum." For them he is the most powerful demon of all time. Greater than God himself, for he has debased and debauched men created in the image and likeness of the Creator: swayed governments, ruled kings, robbed men, ruined women and murdered children. Judging from the propaganda of the church and temperance forces, Go...
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Book Description General Books LLC, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1235599442