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Thursday, July 13, 2006

The Scopes Trial Anniversary

81 years ago this week in July the infamous Scopes' Monkey trial took place in Dayton TN. The secular world generally marks this anniversary as a titanic struggle between irrational, superstitious religious dogma and rational, progressive science, and beliefs in scientific progress triumphed over hill billy fundamental Christianity.

However, a good deal of what the American public believes about the Scopes' Trial is an urban legend forged from the revisionist play Inherit the Wind written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee (not the famed Confederate general). The play was later made into a movie starring Spencer Tracy as the "heroic" Clarence Darrow.

Once a person knows the truth of what really happened during the trial and the lies pushed onto the unwashed masses of the American public through a popular movie, it will stir up pure indignation.

Christians should familarize themselves with the truth of what actually happened. Here are some links for your consideration:

Many good links from AiG

Inherit the Wind: An Historical Analysis This is probably the most comprehensive article on the subject.

The Scopes' Trial website. Some of the trial transcripts and other links and articles.

My lecture on the subject found at FBT in MP3 format: The Scopes' Monkey Trial



Blogger pilgrim said...

I've already seen the links, but let me add encouragement to check them out--good stuff!

10:36 PM, July 15, 2006  
Blogger John Rush said...

I listened. I learned. I enjoyed.



6:49 AM, July 19, 2006  

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