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The Voice of God?

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

As I was ruminating last week I watched the classic film Inherit the Wind, a film that I think should be required viewing for anyone seeking to impose their religious views on others through force of the law. 446 more words


Science Series: "Inherit the Wind"

The supposed conflict between science and religion that proliferates culture today possibly originated with the depiction of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial in the movie… 1,939 more words


Inherit the Wind

Inherit the Wind (1960)
★★★★ / ★★★★

“Inherit the Wind,” based on the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a most captivating courtroom drama, filled with energetic and magnetic performances, along with a script so well-written, specific, and intelligent, the picture remains highly relevant more than fifty years upon its release. 455 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

Scopes Monkey Trial

Rod Dreher has an interesting post on eugenics today.

We don’t like to think about it much today, but eugenics was an accepted part of the American Progressive movement up until World War II, when Hitler gave it a bad name. 421 more words


Spencer Tracy & Stanley Kramer: Eye in the Storm

This piece was prompted by the “Classic Symbiotic Collaborations” blogathon, graciously hosted by the marvelous CineMaven. For a complete list of other enlightening entries on your favorite star-director teams, please click… 5,771 more words

Will We Crucify Humanity on a Cross of Gold?

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

Do you remember when conservative Christian politicians and preachers actually supported working people? I am not kidding, there was a time when some did exactly that and did so in the highest reaches of their political parties. 1,152 more words


The Scopes "Monkey trial", Part 1: Issues, Fact, and Fiction

What is the purpose of this examination?

We have the purpose of preventing bigots and ignoramuses from controlling the education of the United States, and that is all. 4,203 more words