Darrow became the defense lawyer in several famous trials, including those of William D. Steunenberg ; of the McNamara brothers, charged with trying to blow up the Los Angeles Times building l ; and of schoolteacher John Scopes, on trial in for defying the Tennessee state law forbidding the teaching of evolution. In what became known as the "Monkey" trial, Darrow's opposing counsel was William Jennings Bryan, thrice unsuccessful candidate for the presidency and, in Darrow's eyes, the champion of religious bigotry. Applying his remarkable oratorical powers, Darrow exposed Bryan as an ignoramus and a fanatic; nevertheless, Scopes was convicted and ordered to pay a nominal fine, although the conviction was later reversed. Darrow's philosophy was deterministic: human beings are controlled by their feelings, emotions, and desires; this is the result of heredity and environment.
Why I am an Agnostic and other essays
Why I Am an Agnostic and Other Essays - Clarence Darrow - Google Книги
I would say that belief in at least three tenets is necessary to the faith of a Christian: a belief in God, a belief in immortality, and a belief in a supernatural book. Various Christian sects require much more, but it is difficult to imagine that one could be a Christian, under any intelligent meaning of the word, with less. Yet there are some people who claim to be Christians who do not accept the literal interpretation of all the Bible, and who give more credence to some portions of the book than to others. I am an agnostic as to the question of God.
Why I Am An Agnostic
This is your super cool, super good looking zombie here and I am going to talk about why I became and Agnostic Satanist. The basic summery of this is essay is about my adventure through various religious. As a child I was forced into Christianity specifically creationism. I did not question Christianity nor creationism until 1st grade when I learned about evolution and the dinosaurs in school.
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