In November, it is going to be 150 years since the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin Of Species, one of the most important scientific works of humankind. However, instead of celebrating this significant step in understanding our natural world, Christian evangelists are going to use it to promote their unique view of the world. Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (actor turned evangelist) are releasing on 21st November Darwin’s Origin Of Species with a 50 page addition that claims that Darwin has a unique connection to Hitler as well as the fact he hated women and was a racist, plus how creationism is the real explanation for life on earth. This edition will be handled out at the Top 50 US universities as an attempt to bring people closer to God as they believe Darwin is partly to blame for a decrease in the number of young people identifying as Christians.
To announce this, Kirk Cameron has released a 6 minute video on You Tube where he rambles on about God in schools and how Darwin and Hitler have an undeniable link. It takes crazy to a whole new level.
When you have to bring Hitler into it to try to make your argument, then you have just lost. I also love the scientists they are using as examples that science backs up creationism. With the exception of Albert Einstein, the other scientists are from the 16th to the 19th century, the majority of whom lived in an age when the Church would torture and kill anyone who dared to question their authority and that of the Bible. I don’t know about you, but to me that doesn’t in any way prove that science supports creationism.
I will be interested in seeing how the students of the Top 50 American universities take to being given this piece of propaganda literature.