Skip to comments.ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler
Posted on 08/22/2006 2:04:20 PM PDT by js1138
ADL Blasts Christian Supremacist TV Special & Book Blaming Darwin For Hitler
New York, NY, August 22, 2006 The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today blasted a television documentary produced by Christian broadcaster Dr. D. James Kennedy's Coral Ridge Ministries that attempts to link Charles Darwin's theory of evolution to Adolf Hitler and the atrocities of the Holocaust. ADL also denounced Coral Ridge Ministries for misleading Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute for the NIH, and wrongfully using him as part of its twisted documentary, "Darwin's Deadly Legacy."
After being contacted by the ADL about his name being used to promote Kennedy's project, Dr. Collins said he is "absolutely appalled by what Coral Ridge Ministries is doing. I had NO knowledge that Coral Ridge Ministries was planning a TV special on Darwin and Hitler, and I find the thesis of Dr. Kennedy's program utterly misguided and inflammatory," he told ADL.
ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said in a statement:"This is an outrageous and shoddy attempt by D. James Kennedy to trivialize the horrors of the Holocaust. Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people. Trivializing the Holocaust comes from either ignorance at best or, at worst, a mendacious attempt to score political points in the culture war on the backs of six million Jewish victims and others who died at the hands of the Nazis.
"It must be remembered that D. James Kennedy is a leader among the distinct group of 'Christian Supremacists' who seek to "reclaim America for Christ" and turn the U.S. into a Christian nation guided by their strange notions of biblical law."
The documentary is scheduled to air this weekend along with the publication of an accompanying book "Evolution's Fatal Fruit: How Darwin's Tree of Life Brought Death to Millions."
A Coral Ridge Ministries press release promoting the documentary says the program "features 14 scholars, scientists, and authors who outline the grim consequences of Darwin's theory of evolution and show how his theory fueled Hitler's ovens."
Hitler was a great evolutionist/Darwinist. Survival of the fittest, and he was going to be the fittest.
Must be Godwin's law for crockumentaries.
Evangelical nutcases claiming Darwin is responsible for Hitler.
Historically, there is simply no question that Darwinism was a powerful influence on Nazi thinking. If Mr. Foxman and the ADL are in denial about this, shame on them.
Interesting, author William Shirer referred to Mein Kampf as "crude Darwinism" among other things.
Any lie is permissible if it
saves souls sells books (and DVDs too)!
His "thousand year Reich"
sounds like Christ's "millennial
kingdom." Shall we blame
Christians for giving
Hitler the whole idea
of a perfect realm?
totally wrong. if you believe you are the master race, there is no need for war. You let nature take its course and you will win.
any link to nazis is a bastardized interpretation of evolution.
There is no question that Christianity had a powerful influence on Nazi thinking as well.
Darwin influenced/inspired Nietzsche. Nietzsche influenced/inspired Hitler.
Why the antagonism toward God and those who follow Him?
"Historically, there is simply no question that Darwinism was a powerful influence on Nazi thinking. If Mr. Foxman and the ADL are in denial about this, shame on them."
This is a story the Darwinists will do everything in their power to attack, but especially the maker of the film. IF you can't deny the historical impact of Darwinian thinking on the NAZI movement, you attack the guy that brings it to light.
I'll ask you the same question: Why so antagonistic toward God and those who follow Him? Did you have a bad experience with Christianity when you were younger? You really should reconsider the claims of Scripture, my friend.
The concept of the book is ridiculous. Did Hitler use Darwin's theory? Absolutely! Hitler stole what ever was around that fit his agenda, that does not mean the originators caused Hitler. Saying that Darwin caused the holocaust is like blaming blitzkrieg on Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler and Orville and Wilbur Wright.
Christianity was not a foundation of Nazi ideology at all. The Nazi's thought Christianity was soft and they despised it's teachings. The Nazi's were a combination of Atheists and Pagans. Germany was well into it's post-Christian phase by the time the Nazi's came to power.
Hitler believed in selective breeding, not natural selection. They're not the same thing.
And selective breeding was around long before Darwin.
Satan is the greatest imitator, isn't he? :)
"There is no question that Christianity had a powerful influence on Nazi thinking as well."
What are you talking about?
My antagonism is for the religious nutcases like Jim Jones and his kool aid drinking followers, the nutcases in the vatican who made galileo renounce his now proven to be true theories, the psychos of the spanish inquisition and the nuts who burned "heretics" at the stake
AND THE MORONS WHO ARE WILLING TO DO ANYTHING INCLUDING TO BASH EVOLUTION TO THE POINT WHERE THEY WANT TO LINK DARWIN TO HITLER.
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