Can’t you understand? That if you take a law like evolution and you make it a crime to teach it in the public schools, tomorrow you can make it a crime to teach it in the private schools? And tomorrow you may make it a crime to read about it. And soon you may ban books and newspapers. And then you may turn Catholic against Protestant, and Protestant against Protestant, and 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. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we’ll be marching backward, BACKWARD, through the glorious ages of that Sixteenth Century when bigots burned the man who dared bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind!
Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy), from the 1960 motion picture adaptation of Inherit the Wind
It’s the loneliest feeling in the world—to find yourself standing up when everybody else is sitting down. To have everybody look at you and say, ‘What’s the matter with him?’ I know. I know what it feels like. Walking down an empty street, listening to the sound of your own footsteps. Shutters closed, blinds drawn, doors locked against you. And you aren’t sure whether you’re walking toward something, or if you’re just walking away.
Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Fanaticism and ignorance is forever busy and needs constant feeding. And soon, your Honor, with banners flying and with drums beating we’ll be marching backward, BACKWARD, through the glorious ages of that Sixteenth Century when bigots burned the man who dared bring enlightenment and intelligence to the human mind!
So many wonderful researchers from parks around the world visited us today! Their reading tastes are quite eclectic (I mean, Madame DuBarry and Henry Drummond????), and they don’t quite get staff-only areas, but hey, who is complaining!
Figures from Les Animaux Sauvages (Wild Beasts) a ca 1840 game!
Souls are made sweet not by taking the acid fluids out, but by putting something in – a great love, a new spirit, the Spirit of Christ. Christ, the Spirit of Christ, interpenetrating ours, sweetens purifies, transforms all.