Presentation on theme: "The Creationists A brief modern history of creationism presented to Reasonable Faith Adelaide, 14-March, 2013, by Ray Lakeman."— Presentation transcript:
The Creationists A brief modern history of creationism presented to Reasonable Faith Adelaide, 14-March, 2013, by Ray Lakeman.
C.S.Lewis. The great apologist was sought after by the Evolution Protest Movement C.S.Lewis (to EPM, 1951): “You might be right in regarding evolution as the central and radical lie in the whole web of falsehood that now governs our lives”.
John Scopes agreed to be charged for teaching evolution in return for funding his studies
Clarence Darrow, a high-profile criminal lawyer from Chicago.
William Bryan, popular anti-evolutionist and three times presidential candidate
Darrow and Bryan at the Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee
William Bryan used this cartoon in his 1924 anti- evolution booklet
An early cartoon
A cartoon from 1925
Newspaper front page from 1925
The play, 1955, seriously misleading
Inherit the Wind, movie 1960, with Spencer Tracy cast as Darrow, the enlightened hero?
1960: Christians mostly avoid the creation-evolution issue by employing the Day-Age interpretation, or the Gap interpretation. Very few creationists with academic credentials. Poor organisation. Very few books. 2000: Thousands of creationists with academic credentials. Organised creation science societies around the world. Numerous books, websites, media. Remarkable growth!
William Lane Craig. This great apologist forecasts better times for Gospel
A modern cartoon: Those attending a creation debate are unintelligent or unsophisticated