Speaking of religions, in Christianity alone there are at least 33,000 denominations with Catholicism, Lutheran, Baptist, Mormon and Jehovah Witness being the most well-known. Well, as someone once said, holy smoke!
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And speaking of moralists, in 1920 America went legally dry. That is the country outlawed liquor. Indeed, by the 16th of that year all saloons, bars and liquor stores closed. The lawmakers and teetotalers celebrated the sudden victory over vice. However, on the following day—on the 17th of January—bootlegging began and speakeasies began opening their doors. In fact, before Prohibition there were 15,000 bars in New York City. After Prohibition 32,000 speakeasies were doing business day and night. Al Capone, Chicago’s most infamous crime boss, pulled in $60 million a year thanks to the lawmakers creating a nation of lawbreakers. Makes you think, doesn’t it…hmmm, well it should!
When we think about our humanism and Darwin’s theory of evolution, which remains theory by the way, we are amazed at the progress we have made since leaving our “ape-ness.”