The Progress of the World
Regular Feature, Editorial, News-Commentary
Agnosticism, Freethought, Ethnography, Progress, Physiology, Sex
Reports the death of Charles Bradlaugh, the 'militant and aggressive Agnostic' who nevertheless showed 'much of the strength of a "soldier of God", although of the unconscious and unrecognised sort' (112). In a 'tardy but complete homage', Parliament erased the resolution preventing Bradlaugh from taking his seat as he 'lay dying', indicating that the 'passionate prejudice which sought to do service to God by doing injustice to one of His creatures, has long since subsided' (113). Also notes that the Indian Government's proposal to raise the age of consent from ten to twelve years is a 'very moderate concession to physiology and humanity' which is nevertheless being denounced as an attack on 'the religion of the Hindoo' (116).
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