Not long ago, this newspaper published news about a family in Kona, Hawaiʻi, who believed the false prophecy of a young girl about the lava flow that would destroy certain places, and so the family left their home to go to the Kīlauea crater to offer their lives to Pele for their lives so that the aliʻiwahine [queen] of the volcano would spare the population.
This is one of the ignorant behaviors connected to the worship of god images, which are well known and common among many families in this time of enlightenment; the time of ignorance is long past, but here it is, reigning among a certain portion of the Hawaiian people.
Those peoples' ignorance is clear; in their mistaken belief in the false prophecy of sordid spirits, they nearly ended their lives on that road if help had not arrived at the right time. When would the god who led those people have arrived to save their lives?
Perhaps many people of this kind live among Hawaiians, that believe in hoʻomanamana [Hawaiian beliefs and belief-related practices] and hoʻomanakiʻi [worship of idols]; the Kuokoa will teach them, and they will leave behind their beliefs from the time of ignorance, and believe that there is only one God, and in believing in his Name, will have their sins forgiven, and obtain life in the body and the soul.
Published in Ka Nupepa Kuokoa 20 July 1917.