H.P. Blavatsky Collected Writings, Volume 13 Page 163


[Lucifer, Vol. VIII, No. 44, April, 1891, p. 140]

“Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God” [Matt., v, 9] said He, whom Christendom acknowledges as its God and Saviour, in the Sermon on the Mount. But the American Christians of today improve upon the term and patent their “peacemakers,” while other Christians may yet curse them. We learn through Dalziel that Mr. John M. Browning of Ogden (Utah), has just invented the pattern of a new gun which he names satirically “the Peacemaker.”

The magazine of this latest piece of ordnance holds 297 shells; it has a caliber of .45 and discharges sixteen shots in a second. Notwithstanding that there is much machinery in the stock, the gun works with great smoothness and rapidity.

Verily shall the Christians who use this new kind of “Peacemaker” be called the children of the Devil!