Up from Methodism (E–pub Free) ✓ Herbert Asbury

Sin and what was not and it was curious that the sins were invariably things from which they received no pleasure Nor was anything which paid a profit a sin sins were invariably things from which they received no pleasure Nor was anything which paid a profit a sin knew very well that God considered it a sin to play cards or dance but that He thought it only good business practice to raise the price of beans or swindle a fellow citizen in the matter of town ots or refuse credit to the poor and sufferingReligious hypocrites never change it seemsI d also Children of the Sun like to add a warning about aot of casual racism In This Book This Book this book This book really funny and entertaining especially considering how Approaches To Academic Reading And Writing long ago it was written Seemed very contemporary Short read well worth it. Ook that was published soon thereafter retains its transgressive power today Its taunting title playing on Booker T Washington's early century bestseller Up from Slavery gives an idea of what Asbury thought he had escaped In his mocking humor and plain spunanguage used to evoke a bygone South suffocating in its fear of pleasure and evoke a bygone South suffocating in its fear of pleasure and Asbury reveals his debt to another son of Missouri Mark Twa. ,

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Everything by Herbert Asbury is good This one is special
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Asbury s was the first American Methodist bishop This was also the book whose serialization got HL Mencken arrested in Boston when he published the Hatrack chapter in his magazine The American Mercury To be honest I only chose to read this memoir because it is set in my hometown of Farmington MO I also grew up in this memoir because it is set in my hometown of Farmington MO I also grew up in Methodist Church and eventually became disillusioned due to religious hypocrisy I enjoyed Up from Methodism mostly due to seeing familiar place names and family names in print But the story of a child s growing disillusionment with religion still RESONATES TODAY IT S SAF. today It s saf. 1926 while a reporter for the New York Herald Tribune Herbert Asbury great great nephew of Francis Asbury the first American Bishop of the Methodist Church submitted a chapter of his profane work in progress an almost spiteful memoir of his boyhood in the Ozark town of Farmington Missouri to HL Mencken's American Mercury magazine Mencken published Hatrack the story of the town's prostitute in the Ap. E to say that ittle has changed in my hometown in the past 100 yearsAsbury writes about growing up in a repressive religious atmosphere where asking even the simplest uestions and growing up in a repressive religious atmosphere where asking even the simplest uestions and up in a repressive religious atmosphere where asking even the simplest uestions and to have an independent thought is not allowed Life revolves around the church and everyone s conduct is up for intense scrutiny I sometimes wonder how much Asbury is exaggerating the draconian codes of conduct that many of the townspeople try to follow but the Brothers AND SISTERS MAKE FOR HUMOROUS READING Sisters make for humorous reading much of the book feels uite contemporaryFor instance this passage discusses the attitudes of the self proclaimed men and women of God They knew precisely what was Ril issue The Mercury was then banned in Boston at the incitement of J Frank Chase the head of the New England Watch and Ward Society who called the story bad vile raw stuff Mencken was arrested selling the magazine to Chase on Boston Common in a stunt designed to provoke the free speech trials that followed In its restrained but unrelenting attack on religious bigotry irrationality and hypocrisy the