Quote from classicdame
how is birth control "enlightenment"? I do not think the governemnt ought to control EVERYTHING
The "enlightenment" Darrow references at the end there has nothing to do with birth control, but nice job taking a single word out of the context of an entire quote to make the lamest of lame arguments. And as the first poster? Tsk tsk
What Darrow is saying is there are fanatics and bigots out there who will always want to take more out of interest for their religion. In so many words he says "you give 'em an inch, they'll take a mile." Topics like teaching evolution in schools or sculptures of the 10 Commandments outside of courthouses may seem like small things (in the larger scheme of an imagined theocratic dictatorship like some of the Middle East), but what Darrow fears is the slippery slope type situation created by small allowances. The enlightenment he mentions is the loss of intellectual exchange as allowed by a secular government; a separation of church and state.
For instance, Galileo (astronomer genius) was kept under house arrest by the Catholic Church for 30 years until his death (17th century) for agreeing with some of Copernicus' observations - chiefly that the Sun is the center around which the Earth rotates. We all know this to be true, I hope. At that time the Church believed in "geocentricity," that the Earth is the center, and dubbed "heliocentricity" heresy. This is an extreme example of the intellectual blackness that a religion-driven authority can put the world in.
Now that I think about it, it's much easier to take a single word out of context as you did than to form a rational thought worthy of discussion.