“Inherit the Wind” is a movie about the controversy of evolution theory that takes its name from a verse in Proverbs: “He who troubles his own house will inherit the wind, and the foolish will be servant to the wise-hearted.”

This is quoted in the final moments of the show in the characterization of Clarence Darrow who defended the teaching of evolution in high school. Does quoting scripture make Darrow’s case a lie? Or, does this mean those who are misguided should be mindful of truth?

The characterization of William Jennings Bryan, the creationist, denies ever wanting to hear opposing views. It’s a case of literal scripture vs. emerging evolution theory. This comes down to core questions that are at odds today.

Today we have people with beliefs who don’t care about the other side, yet creationists and climate-change deniers demand to pontificate from schools of higher learning. A farce. At the other end of the spectrum are those in the House of Representatives who oppose everything Trump. Their farce. Both have an irrational hardcore.

Current thinking aside, at least listen to emerging thought. Oops. Politics is upstream of our faith. “Emerging thought” is existential. Is politics your god? Fake news, anyone?

Even the greatest presidential politician ever, Franklin Roosevelt said: “I am a Christian and a Democrat.” Who are you? Get your priorities straight or inherit the wind “1984” style.

Fred Stewart

Grand Junction