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Inherit the Wind

Scopes Monkey Trial

Henry Drummond: I say that you cannot administer a wicked law impartially. You can only destroy, you can only punish. And I warn you, that a wicked law, like cholera, destroys every one it touches.

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Monday Musings

TCS: Advice from a CRICKET - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

Good Morning!

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. 129 more words

American History

The Lure of Trump's Cross of Gold

Friends of Padre Steve’s World

In the post-election euphoria of the prosperity preachers who very Donald Trump as a political savior, and the President Elect’s stacking of his cabinet with billionaires of the first order, most of whom have no experience in the cabinet positions or are opposed to the missions of the departments they are to head one wonders what the 80% plus of self-identified Evangelical of Conservative Christians were thinking. 1,432 more words

Political Commentary

Fanaticism and Ignorance is Forever Busy

And then you may… try to foist your own religion upon the mind of man. If you can do one, you can do the other. Because fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy, and needs feeding.

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Reflection on O.J. Simpson

I remember the intense focus on the OJ Simpson case. I remember the impact it had on my students, and the way they celebrated when he was found innocent. 224 more words

Education

Happy Birthday to the Universe! Which was created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC.

From “OnThisDay” website:

Archbishop James Ussher, Primate of All Ireland, announced in 1650 that the universe had been created at 8pm on 23 October 4004 BC. 481 more words

Study Break

Creative Class 2016: Karen Q. Clark

Karen Q. Clark has played a sympathetic nun on film and an exceedingly unsympathetic nun on stage.   In between she has been a singing nun (in  148 more words

Music