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Heavenly Discourse Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse EpubHeavenly Discourse is a collection of satirical essays by Charles Erskine Scott Wood written in the form of plays or discussions between such characters as God, Jesus, Mark Twain, Tom Paine, Robert Ingersoll, Billy Sunday Theodore Roosevelt Politically radical, the essays ridicule militarism, prudery religious intolerance Ten were originally published in Max Eastman s magazine, The Masses, the st inFollowing passage of the Espionage Act of , The Masses was suppressed by the US government on grounds it was detrimental to the war effort Wood continued to write discourses InVanguard published a collection ofof them under the title Heavenly Discourse Titles include Is God a Jew Marriage God Receives a Delegation Freedom The Monkeys Complain Birth Control Anthony Comstock in Heaven Prohibition Billy Sunday Meets God The US Must Be Pure Billy Sunday Instructs God A Fly Bothers God St Peter Loses a Soul Preparedness in Heaven Prayer Satan Brings the US into the War A Pacifist Enters Heaven in Bits The Stupid Cannot Enter Heaven TR Enters Heaven Prince Buttinsky God, Paul Satan on Christianity Satan Loses His Mind God s Picnic God s Picnic the Playwright Rabelais Censors Censorship God Christ Have a Merry Christmas Denver Prays for Rain God on Catholicism the KKK God Advises Peter as to the Church Bishop Wm Montgomery Brown Enters Heaven God St Peter Discuss Theology Joan of Arc Heretic Saint Satan Regains His Reason Charles Evans Hughes Visits Heaven w out a Passport Is Deported England s General Strike The Lame Duck Imperialism The Golden Rule Satan Asks for Help Noah s Cruise God s in His Heaven All s Wrong w the World In Billy Sunday meets God, Sunday is surprised to find people he condemned in heaven Why, there is Herman Morgenstern I sent him to hell He kept a family beer garden on th Avenue in New YorkWhat is he doing here Jesus replies I liked him He was a gentle, charitable soul Sunday objects that he kept a beer salon, Jesus replies I lived with publicans sinners Sunday complains about the presence in Heaven of a woman who had had an illegitimate child Jesus replies I liked her The one with her is Mary Magdalen From A Pacifist enters Heaven in bits BATTERED SOUL I m a pacifist GOD A what BATTERED SOUL A pacifist I believe in Jesus peace GOD So you are a Christian BATTERED SOUL O, no I really do believe in peace In a discourse on Preparedness in Heaven, God decides to prepare for a war against SatanBRIEL I am afraid Heaven won t stand for that Jesus has preached peace too long GOD We must first frighten them, fill them with fear, then with hate For example, headlines in the Heavenly Herald Horrible Atrocities of Satan, Make the Cosmos Safe for Jesus, Satan Threatens Your Halos, Satan Disembowels a Cherub, Satan Rapes the Ten Foolish Virgins so on GABRIEL But none of this will be true GOD True Of course, it won t Don t be a fool, Gabriel You can t work up a war preparedness, I mean on the truth This is war I mean preparedness we simply must lie the horrible the lies the better.


10 thoughts on “Heavenly Discourse

  1. Caroline Caroline says:

    Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse EpubFirebrand reading for difficult times funny, a window into early 20th century politics, inspiration to show up for your shift at the barricades.Charles Erskine Scott Wood was a fascinating character in fact I ve ordered his biography He was born in Pennsylvania in 1852, but eventually settled in Oregon, then in California He graduated from West Point but rails against TR s fervent preparedness in these essays and fought in the northwest Indian wars The bio on the back cover says he lea Firebrand reading for difficult times funny, a window into early 20th century politics, inspiration to show up for your shift at the barricades.Charles Erskine Scott Wood was a fascinating charact


  2. Christopher Turner Christopher Turner says:

    Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse EpubNot quite as clever as it sounds at first blush but still an interesting satirical philosophical discussion, Heavenly Discourse is a rumination on what would follow if Christians and professed Christians heeded the spirit of their own books and dogma rather than adhering to the letter of it or as isoften the case picking and choosing what they adhere to As Wood was writing in the US at the time of World War I, Heavenly Discourse tends to focus on that time and place as part of its satir Not quite as clever as it soun


  3. Joe Stack Joe Stack says:

    Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse EpubPublished in 1927, this collection of satirical plays or conversations between God, Jesus, St Peter, and various souls such as Voltaire, Mark Twain, Socrates, Billy Sunday, and notable people of the first half of the 20th Century consists of ideas that are as applicable today as they were when these were written during the period of WWI and the early 1920s I became interested in this book when I found out that this book was held in high esteem by John Steinbeck Considering the recent wars the Published in 1927, this collection of satirical plays or conversations between God, Jesus, St Peter, and various souls such as Voltaire, Mark Twain, Socrates, Billy Sunday, and


  4. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse EpubThis, I believe, was another book recommended by a high school teacher, Jim Gottreich, which happened to be in the family library in the edition pictured Although I didn t get all the references at that age, it was funny, sometimes moving as in the story of the unwed mother For years afterwards everything I knew about Billy Su


  5. Tom Lichtenberg Tom Lichtenberg says:

    Paperback ´ Heavenly Discourse eBook Ð heavenly mobile, discourse pdf, Heavenly DiscourseHeavenly Discourse Epuba must for any atheist worth their salt.


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