Lighting a candle in toxic air.
October 23: The Beginning of the World
James Ussher and the Creation (4004 BCE) It was on this date, October 23, 4004 BCE, that the Earth was created by God. It is disheartening to report that many Christians will leave it at that. The exact dating of the age of the earth was arrived at by an Irish theologian, Archbishop of Armagh, […]
October 3: Gore Vidal
Gore Vidal (1925) It was on this date, October 3, 1925, that American writer Gore (Eugene Luther) Vidal Jr was born in West Point, New York, where his father was an instructor at the military academy. He grew up near Washington, DC, in the house of his blind grandfather, the populist Democrat, Senator Thomas Pryor […]
September 3: How Great Was Gregory?
Gregory the Great (Gregory I) Becomes Pope (590) How Great Was He? It was on this date, September 3, 590, that the son of a wealthy patrician named Gordianus, whose name history does not recall, was made Pope in the Roman Catholic Church. He took the name Gregory and is remembered as Pope St. Gregory […]
July 21: Insulting Monkeys
The famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial was a publicity stunt that exposed the imbecility of fundamentalism.
June 30: Compelling Genesis as History
Catholics were compelled to accept as genuine history the childish and derivative stories of the Creation, the Garden of Eden, the Fall, the Flood, and the confusion of languages at Babel.
April 18: Clarence Darrow
Darrow said, "I don't believe in God because I don't believe in Mother Goose."
March 22: The Butler Act and Evolution (1925)
In 1967, teacher Gary L. Scott, was fired under the Butler Act, took it to court, and this time got the Tennessee Senate to repeal it. Attacks on the science of human origins continue to this day.
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