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Austin Peay, Tennessee Governor, on 3/13/1925 signed the Butler Act into law. This make it “unlawful for any teacher [in the state system] to teach any theory that denied the story of the divine creation of man as taught in the Bible.” Austin Peay was born in Christian Co. KY, 6/1/1876 to Austin (the governor was “the III”) & Cornelia Peay. A lawyer, he was three times elected as governor & became the only TN governor to die in office, 10/2/1927. This is not his only interest in education – he expanded the school yr to 8 months.

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) [misnomer?] sought one to challenge the constitutionality of this & found “their man” (man defending monkey) in John Thomas Scopes (1900-1970). Scopes was defended in the Monkey Trial, the “trial of the century,” (Dayton, TN) by the infamous Clarence Darrow. William Jennings Bryan, 3-time Democratic Presidential, candidate opposed Scopes (& UCLA) & won.

If the reader is not acquainted with Darrow a brief biography would be worth a scan. And on a much more positive note, a full reading of Bryan’s bio (good last name – agree? J ) would also be good. Not saying he was perfect but from my reading the Bible & prayer were a real part of his everyday life. Peay (now “enjoying” a high ranting among TN Governors), Scopes, Darrow, & Bryan are all dead but the differences between Creationists & God-haters (what anti-creationists really are) sadly, still exists.

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“He made darkness his secret place;

his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.”

Psa 18.9

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If you have a gripe with winter’s grip,

Wish to have less snow and frosty dip,

Wish winter to end, end with in a hurry,

Want to have seen the last snow flurry,

Be encouraged.  Winter’s begun to slip.

– eab,  3/5/08

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“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature

after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth

after his kind: and it was so.” Gen 1.24

>> I’ll easily take Sovereign God’s “after his kind” over a silly evolutionist’s “missing link.” <<

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“And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.”

Gen 1.23

>>  Ah, there is such SIMPLICITY, such beauty in the Word.  <<


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And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and

fill the waters in the seas, and

let fowl multiply in the earth.

Gen 1.22

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“And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,

which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and

every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Gen 1.21

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And God said,

Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and

fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Gen 1.20

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“And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”  *

Gen 1.19

*  A LITERAL, 24 hour day – otherwise the Day of Rest (& worship) loses its meaning.

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SHADOW  [1]    

Who has not heard

Of a shadow, twice the size of a bird?

That soul has never known

Morning sun before it is grown.

– eab, 2/19/2004

[1] Penned after seeing a bird from my office window (Gospel Center), facing South Mountain, Phoenix, Arizona.

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