A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Dr. D. James Kennedy

by Lorette C. Luzajic
Part 10 of the Pillars of Faith series

D James KennedyThough he worked with, prayed with, praised, and preached the message of Reconstructionists, Dr. D. James Kennedy insisted he was not “guilty by association.” Call it what you want: the man was devoted to all aspects of reconstructing Old Testament law and merging church and state, and he was militant in his campaigns to abolish different or un-believers from court and public policy.

Clerical Fascism

On the surface, the founder of mega-media-empire Coral Ridge Ministries was a devout preacher and a passionate, skilled leader, with no sex scandals to distract from the message of hope. But some detected something more sinister underpinning the ra-ra-God schtick many of us tuned out. Rolling Stone called him the godfather of Dominionism, guilty by his own acts, not by association. Ethics prof John Swomley believes he was a man to be feared, whose vast ministry wealth and skillful military manipulation strategies pressured politics to his sway. He called it “clerical fascism.”

And fascism was a word used again by veteran war journalist and Christian Chris Hedges, who features Kennedy as a main player in his book American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America. Hedges refers to Kennedy’s ministry techniques as brainwashing, calling the preacher’s Evangelism Explosion program “love bombing” — a famous cult recruit technique. He compares EE to advanced Russian and Chinese communist tactics.

Hedges went through the military-style program, taught by Kennedy himself, and observed that this means of spreading the gospel was “totalitarian” and “deceptive.” He was taught to use psychological manipulations and scare tactics, and to pinpoint vulnerabilities and prey on them. He reported that “recruits” were not left alone after salvation, but began a process of losing autonomy and outside ties to the new church family.

The War of the Word

Kennedy died two years ago, but he left an army of carefully trained soldiers to intercept reason at all levels of the social stratosphere- church, home, school, and state. He was a busy man — there’s The Coral Ridge Hour televangelism show, the daily Truths That Transform radio, both syndicated globally. There’s the Coral Ridge megachurch in Florida — population ten grand. He wrote countless books on the popular but absurd idea that the founding fathers/constitution were fundamentalism Christian props.

He helped found the Alliance Defense Fund which busies itself fighting the war on Christmas and the gay agenda and other such urgencies. He founded the Center for Christian Statesmanship, whose goal is the conversion of congress to Evangelical Dominionism. There is no space to list the dozens of other groups and programs founded or supported by this Christ crusader — all with the aim to “unify” and homogenize America and the world into one theology.

One Man One Woman

Pullquote: Kennedy likened homosex to “polygamy, bestiality, and child marriage,” perhaps forgetting that two of the three were Old Testament staples.

No big surprise that a pet cause is spreading anti-gay, Christian “liberty” propaganda. Kennedy likened homosex to “polygamy, bestiality, and child marriage,” perhaps forgetting that two of the three were Old Testament staples. He spread similar hate vitriol about how sex with children is a “crucial component of the homosexual movement.” He was outspoken in favour of the right to discriminate against employing gays. But he was silent about whether or not it was okay to employ other kinds of sinners, such as those with more hetero-style lusts, or those who work on Sundays.

But nothing compares to the absurdity of this new earth creationist’s scare tactics against science. Kennedy spread some interesting gospel — that belief in evolution is what caused the holocaust. Conveniently forgetting that anti-Semitism predated Darwin by 1800 years, and that it was a rather Christian institution, he made a film called Darwin’s Deadly Legacy.

That Hitler was a “Christian” and that the church was in part behind him was not part of the film. But the film did falsely feature theist genome scientist Frances Collins as a creationist, which was a fraud the evolutionary scientist tried to undo. Kennedy’s “no-Darwin, no Hitler” philosophy also neglects the vast amount of genocide stuffing the pages of the Good Book, 32 centuries before Darwin was born.

Was Darwin responsible, too, for the terrorism of the right wing against women and gays? Kennedy dutifully stood for male headship and female submission as declared by God personally. And what’s a man to do with his leadership role? He answered in the Christian Science Monitor: “As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His … dominion … over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government… our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors – in short, over every aspect and institution of human society.”

Lorette C. Luzajic writes about all kinds of interesting people at Fascinating People.

  • Atticus

    Amazing what you can ignore when you’ve been brainwashed.

    • Joe Collins

      This article is ourageously ignorant! Dr. Kennedy was a preacher of the gospel and that is why you attack him.

      • Nzo

        Sure thing, chief. Just explain why this is ignorant, and how you can justify your assertion that our only reason for attacking him is because he’s spreading lies from your holy book.

        (hint: explanations should have substance, not just baseless declarations of personal certainty)

        • http://fugodeus.com/ Nox

          Yeah the article really doesn’t say anything that could be construed as an attack on preaching the gospel. The clearly stated objection is how he preached it.

  • Debbie

    Are we ever going to see an end of this hogwash? Every time one of these clerics goes away, another two seems to spring up in his place. I keep hearing that religion is starting to show signs of dying but still can’t see it coming to pass.

    • Jeremy

      I keep hearing that religion is starting to show signs of dying but still can’t see it coming to pass.

      It is, and it will, but it’ll be a slow death and they’ll put up a very hard fight before the end.

      • wintermute

        Yeah, compare now to, for example, 200 years ago, and you can see the progress.

        The arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

    • http://brgulker.wordpress.com brgulker

      I keep hearing that religion is starting to show signs of dying but still can’t see it coming to pass.

      I’m curious where you’re hearing this. I’ve heard the exact opposite.

      In Europe, yes, there are signs of religion ‘dying’. In America, harder to say, because it depends on if you’d consider people who self-identify as “spiritual” to be religious or not. In African and Australia, Christianity is growing rapidly, and then there is Islam, which is the fastest growing religion in the world.

      • Question-I-thority

        I couldn’t find the underlying detailed study that this article is based on but it’s out there somewhere and states that Buddhism is in decline, Christianity and Hinduism are in a holding pattern, Islam is growing by birth over death and that the difficult to pin down category of ‘non-religious’ is burgeoning. Anyway, here is the rather long article:

        http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/paul07/paul07_index.html

        • Siberia

          Don’t forget the New Age woo, which is sort of kinda maybe religious, y’know. ;p

      • Olaf

        In Europe, Islam is invading it since there is no more push back from Catholics since most Catholics are no real Catholics anymore.

        But something else is growing and these are the conspiracy theorists. They have become cults. People against vaccination, people against global warming, poeple againas Evolution, People against the moon landing. They all have on thing in common like the religions people. They are beeing brainwashed.

        Religion seems to be replaced by something even crazy, the conspiratie theories.

      • Mogg

        Erm, that’s news to me, and I live in Australia. I have heard that it’s true in Africa, but I can’t find any basis for a belief that Christianity is growing in Australia – Christians here sometimes express the fear that Islam is going to take over the country. According to the statistics quoted on Wikipedia’s page on religion in Australia, the percentage of the population which identified as Christian on the national census dropped by 4.1% between 2001 and 2006. I should also point out that a large but unknown percentage of those who identify with particular denominations of Christianity (particularly Catholics, in my experience) are not practising Christians in the usual sense – they may go to a Christmas service and have their wedding in a church, but that’s about it.

        A summary of religious identification in Australia between 1996 and 2006, from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, is here: http://tinyurl.com/ms5cpd

  • Offred

    All cloaked in the sheep’s clothing of “Christianity” These are some sneaky b^$#ards and their brainwashed zombie cult is doing allot of damage to the world.

  • Mark D

    I assume Dr Kennedy didn’t have a son; otherwise his show would still be on the air and junior would be its preacher. It is interesting, while fundies claim they are democrats, in practice they are monarchists, handling down their television ministries and mega-churches to their sons and sometimes their daughters and wives like Swaggart, Falwall, Graham, Osteen etc

  • http://mwhonza.googlepages.com/home Michael Honza

    If there is a god, I’d bet this guy really irritates it.

    • http://brgulker.wordpress.com brgulker

      I don’t get you or your posting style.

      Is this post supposed to be sarcastic?

      Or, are you identifying yourself as an atheist (even though you’re clearly not via your blog)?

      • http://mwhonza.googlepages.com/home Michael Honza

        As others have written, this guy is a good example of what’s wrong with religion.
        I am a follower of Christ, former agnostic-leaning-toward-atheistic.
        I was appalled by people like this as an agnostic, still appalled as a person of faith.

  • trj

    A classic example of everything that’s wrong with fundamentalist Christianity.

    But he does have a genuine, heart-warming smile, I’ll give him that.

    • LRA

      Actually, I find his smile rather creepy!

      • trj

        Sarcasm, my dear. I find his smile to be as genuine as the good intentions of a used car salesman and as heart-warming as a chuckling Dick Cheney.

        • LRA

          oops! :)

  • Michael

    Hitler’s views of nature were so different from Darwin’s, it would almost be reasonable to claim that if he DID believe Darwin were correct, he might actually be LESS prone to commit the atrocities he did. He very explicitly believed (and stated in Mein Kampf, http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch11.html), that he believed species had certain, distinct, immutable, defining characteristics, and that in nature, no individual ever strayed from these. He discusses how the goose always mates with the goose, the wolf with the she-wolf, etc. He goes further to say that this is a fundamental law of nature and that it never changes. While this isn’t entirely scientifically rigid, it certainly sounds like he is embracing the CREATIONIST view that “macroevolution” is somehow impossible.

    He somehow extrapolates this fact to races, claiming that like different species, different races should never interbreed or work together, that it is impossible, and further that each race has certain, distinct, immutable, defining characteristics. Therefore he is literally justifying his hierarchical and violent racial beliefs at least in part by an understanding of nature exactly the opposite of Darwin’s, and certainly today’s, Theory of Evolution.

    There is also some decent material out there about how, though Hitler did embrace some of Darwin’s views, his actual beliefs were more in line with Lamarckian evolution, Darwin’s chief competitor.

    Of course, none of that actually matters, because the whole argument is an absurd and textbook example of the association fallacy, and even worse, Hitler was even more a Christian than a Darwinist, but it is amusing that the argument is wrong on literally every level.

    • Len

      The biggest problem is that this guy’s followers won’t read Mein Kampf, nor will they actually read the constitution. And most likely not even the old testament (except for the odd verse in church). But they’ll think they know what they say. But they’ll really just know what someone they trust tells them they say. That’s scary.

  • Michael

    For the debaters out there, if this is a kritik of evolution, I just made a no link, two link-turns (anti-Darwinism, Lamarckism), a no impact (association fallacy), and alt. links to K (Hitler’s Germany was pretty much run by Christian dogma).

    For completeness, I’ll make some more obvious ones

    1. alt. doesn’t solve–Hitler will find another justification for his atrocities. His racial views were preconceived and evolution was just one way to justify them.

    2. Case outweighs–One individual’s ravings don’t compare to the overwhelming evidence for evolution.

    3. Impact turn–2,000 years of violence and WW2 prove Christianity leads to way worse shit than Nazism.
    Scenario one: Nuclearism / disaster porn (believing in afterlife –> wanting the apocalypse –> self-fulfilling prophecy –> extinction)
    Scenario two: Genocide (duh)
    Scenario three: Suppression of science/knowledge (impacts of war, disease, famine, AIDS, poverty, energy, global warming, econ, everything else known to man)
    Scenario four: Coercion (impacts into Petro and meaning of life)
    Scenario five: Nietzsche (for the lulz)

    4. Theory
    Interpretation: The Theory of Evolution is a statement of fact
    Violation: The consequences of belief or nonbelief have no bearing on the truth.
    Standards:
    1. Core issue – Statements of fact get to the core of the issue of Evolution vs. Creationism (AmazingAtheist 09).
    2. Predictability – We can only know what is or was, predicting the future is impossible.
    3. Lit. doesn’t check when you make shit up that isn’t in the literature.
    4. Limits – If they can read arguments about everybody who ever believed in evolution or creation, they explode the topic to billions of possible arguments.
    5. Clash – Every time we answer their last poser, they just ignore it and come up with something else irrelevant. Sticking to fact is key to responsive debate.
    6. Science (see impact scenario three)
    Voter for the sake of reason.

    In a real debate I would then extend case and laugh at them for seven minutes. They would concede before the neg block.

    • rodneyAnonymous

      blah critique blah blah so there

    • claidheamh mor

      blah critique blah blah so there

      Hahaha! Scrolling down past it is so much quicker and easier.

    • http://www.dailycomicsreview.com/ the_original_xy

      what in the hell are you talking about?

    • Michael

      In policy debate, the German spelling “kritik” is usually used when referring to that type of argument, possibly to distinguish it as a jargon term (which is unambiguously abbreviated “K,” while “C,” might be confused for “CP” (counterplan), or “case”), or possibly just because it is shorter. The traditional French spelling “critique” and English “criticism” are also sometimes used.

      To clear up some confusion, I am referring to a style of formal interscholastic debate common in American high schools and colleges called “policy debate,” or sometimes “cross-x debate” or “switch-sides debate” (to distinguish it from an older version that involved four-person pairs of teams, two of which always debated on the negative side and the other two, always on the affirmative side). It is organized in national circuit tournaments like the Tournament of Champions and in leagues like the National Forensics League (NFL, “forensics” being a generic term for speech and debate), and the NDT (National Debate Tournament, a college tournament).

  • M. Patterson

    Thanks for the info. Before I read this post I suspected he was just another nut. Now I see that he’s one of the few sane people in a room full of lunatics. You crack me up. Your hostility to the man is his biggest asset.

  • http://ONEWAYJESUS.WEEBLY.COM LOWELL

    First of all, D. James Kennedy was a great Christian leader. He was never plagued by any scandals and followed Jesus Christ with his whole heart until he died and went to be with the Lord.
    Secondly, the separation of church and state is a myth. No where is it even mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. It was a metaphor used by Thomas Jefferson in a letter written to the Danbury Baptist Association. It was in fact a political statement written to reassure pious Baptist constituents that Jefferson was indeed a friend of religion and to strike back at the Federalist Congregationalist establishment in Connecticut for shamelessly vilifying him as an infidel and atheist in the recent campaign.
    D. James Kennedy was right in that we as Christians are to be salt and light in our world. We are to be “change agents” in our culture always standing for the good so that the forces of evil may not prevail!
    Finally, Charles Darwin was a racist and a sexist! He said that the civilized races will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races such as the Negro (his words not mine) and referred to them as apes! He also said that women could never be as courageous or intelligent as men!
    “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time the anthropomorphous apes … will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla” (Darwin 1887:156).
    “Man is more courageous, pugnacious, and energetic than woman, and has a more inventive genius.”
    CHARLES DARWIN (1809 – 1882), The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, 2nd ed., 19, 1874.
    Adolf Hitler (also a fan of Margaret Sanger and her work) was responsible for the extermination of millions and a believer in Darwinian evolution, not a Christian by any stretch of the imagination. His only ties to Christianity was that he was baptized Catholic as a baby. He rejected Christianity and hated Jesus Christ. Had he remained Catholic (which he did not), Catholics are not Christians anyways. He thought that he was doing mankind a favor by exterminating the less desirable “savage races”. He believed that he was just speeding up the evolutionary process. This is what Darwin referred to as “survival of the fittest”.
    Adolf Hitler – Fuehrer of Nazi Germany “The demand that defective people be prevented from propagating equally defective offspring …represents the most humane act of mankind.” Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 10
    Margaret Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, and the one who inspired Adolf Hitler in his views of eugenics and “murdering socially undesirable people.” Sanger espoused the thinking of eugenicists — similar to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” — but related the concept to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for example, was inferior. Pivot of Civilization, by Margaret Sanger, 1922, p. 80.

    • Siberia

      Finally, Charles Darwin was a racist and a sexist! He said that the civilized races will almost certainly exterminate and replace the savage races such as the Negro (his words not mine) and referred to them as apes! He also said that women could never be as courageous or intelligent as men!

      That does not matter. What the man did or not believe does not change the fact that evolution happens.

      Adolf Hitler (also a fan of Margaret Sanger and her work) was responsible for the extermination of millions and a believer in Darwinian evolution, not a Christian by any stretch of the imagination. His only ties to Christianity was that he was baptized Catholic as a baby. He rejected Christianity and hated Jesus Christ.

      That does not matter. What the man did or not believe does not change reality, any more than your hysterical denials do not change reality. Physics won’t suddenly go away because people invented bombs, mm?

      Then again, Hitler was a Christian, and he did believe he was doing the Lord’s work, according to his own friggin’ book. Gott mit uns, mm?

      Also, nice irony about Catholics not being Christian, considering that if Catholicism didn’t exist, you wouldn’t even know Christ existed.

      Margaret Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, and the one who inspired Adolf Hitler in his views of eugenics and “murdering socially undesirable people.” Sanger espoused the thinking of eugenicists — similar to Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” — but related the concept to human society, saying the genetic makeup of the poor, and minorities, for example, was inferior.

      I – and reality – couldn’t care less. What the woman believed or didn’t believe, does not change the fact evolution happens.

      Reality won’t go away because you want it to.

    • vorjack

      I think this is what Freud called a “kettle argument.” It’s not intended to be sound or elegant. It’s purpose is to fire as many rhetorical bullets as possible in the hopes that one of them will hit the target.

      Please back up and try again. Which of Lorette’s statements are you arguing with, and what are your counter arguments?

    • general lynch

      Who wasn’t racist or sexist back then. Lincoln believed that too. What does it hav to do with evolution nothing. Darwin believed in the superiority of whit males to non-white males but not that they should be treated poorly. to be racist and sexist you must believe both. Darwin campaigned against slavery and misogyny. That passage you mentioned from the descent of man is an all too common creationist quote mine. Darwin was predicting and lamenting racial extermination not advocating it. Nowhere in that passage does he call nonwhites apes. Hitler loved christianity and jesus christ. Read his speeches and mein kampf. Their full of pro-christian rhetoric. Hitler was not speeding up evolution or ridding the world of savage races. He was fufilling god’s mission just like joshua. The anti christian quotes from hitler’s table talk were fabricated by wo translators. Go online and type in On the trail of bogus quotes. Richard carrier explains it in that article. Darwin’s notion of ‘survival of the fittest” was diffrent than hitler’s notion. Darwin believed in natural selection( best adapted species would survive while others would die off). Hitler believed in artificial selection.( breeding in fitter organisms and traits while breeding out “inferior” organisms and traits). This was based on animal breeding not evolution. Margaret Sanger, abortion and eugenics have nothing to do with evolution at all. Abortion isn’t even really immoral. Your posting is nothing but a religious rant. It enrages me that cretins like you complain about lies and hate speech from dogmatic atheists and darwinists and the say crap like this. To hell with you (pun intended).

  • http://ONEWAYJESUS.WEEBLY.COM LOWELL

    Siberia,
    “What the man did or not believe does not change the fact that evolution happens.”
    First of all evolution is only a theory, not a fact as you say. And it is a theory with not much evidence at that. There have never been any transitional fossil forms discovered. Even Darwin said that in the years following his theory, that people should be stumbling over them when they walk out their front door. All the examples up to this point have been proven to be hoaxes. And just as many of the evolutionary drawings have been imagined, the museum exhibits of ape to man are not real; they are much like the figures you would find at a wax museum.
    The creation of the universe and of living things is best explained by an intelligent designer. It suggests that life is too complex to be explained by a random and undirected process such as natural selection or evolution. Creation shouts Creator: Just as a watch must have a watchmaker, design must also have a designer. You can not get something as complicated and precise as the universe (from macro to micro) from a random and undirected process like evolution. It has been compared to a tornado sweeping through a junkyard and expecting a 747 jet to be assembled.
    “Then again, Hitler was a Christian, and he did believe he was doing the Lord’s work, according to his own friggin’ book. Gott mit uns, mm?”
    Anyone can claim to be a Christian, just as anyone can claim to believe in God (as many do). The test of whether or not you are a Christian and believe in the one true God is are you producing good fruit. Someone who murders millions of people is not following Christ — one of the 10 Commandments is “Though shall not murder!” Jesus said that many will say to Him in that day “Lord, lord” and He will say to them “Depart from me. I never knew you!” And into the Lake of Fire they will go to be tormented for all of eternity!
    “Also, nice irony about Catholics not being Christian, considering that if Catholicism didn’t exist, you wouldn’t even know Christ existed.”
    Christianity predated Roman Catholicism. Roman Catholicism is not even mentioned in the Bible. Roman Catholics believe in working their way to heaven, but the Bible says in Ephesians 2:9 “It is not by works, so that no one can boast.” And by the way, the standard is perfection of which none of us can attain without God’s grace and forgiveness which isonly available through His Son, Jesus Christ. As to your statement “…if Catholicism didn’t exist, you wouldn’t even know Christ existed.”, this is not true. Many people through the centuries have tried to get rid of God and the Bible without success. God said in Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” One example was the athiest Voltaire who vowed to remove Christianity from the planet, but when he died, Christians turned his house into a printing press to produce more Bibles!
    “I – and reality – couldn’t care less. What the woman believed or didn’t believe…”
    You should. It’s because in large part of Margaret Sanger that abortion is legal today. You should be thanking the one who created you, the God of the Bible, not only for bringing you into this world, but for His providence that you were spared the fate of abortion.
    “Reality won’t go away because you want it to.”
    I actually agree with your last statement. And the reality is that Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life, suffered and died for sinners like you and me, and rose again from the dead proving that He was in fact God. If we repent (turn from our sins) and embrace Christ by faith, He will forgive us our sins and grant us everlasting life. But if we reject Him, we will spend eternity in Hell! Now that’s reality!

    • general lynch

      If you weren’t scientifically illierate you’d realize that theory means an evidenced based explanation for facts. Your “no transitional fossils argument has been long debunked. Every fossil in the fossil record is a transitional fossil.Darwin didn’t fully understand evolution(or have enough evidence for it) as we do now so his statements don’t matter. Your “evolution is random and undirected” argument has been long debunked as well. Natural selection, the main force behind evolution is anything but random. It is quite ordered and makes evolution more than capable of producing the complex life forms we see today. Check out talk origins to see what I’m talking about. Stop quoting bible verses, they don’t count as evidence. Genesis is a farce. The argument from design is bogus and so is the pseudo science of intelligent design. Complexity doesn’t prove that god exists. You know buildings, paintings, and cars are designed because you can track down the designer either by looking at genetic evidence he has left behind or by checking records and finding him/her. Also nature , unlike man-made objects, is simplistic because it doesn’t have artificial shapes or parts. Hitler didn’t simply claim to be a christian, he acted like one , praying, attending religious ceremonies, etc. Have you ever really read the bible it’s full of genocide and murder by god and his followers. Examples: Noah’s flood, Joshua’s campaign, saul slaughtering the amalekites, Ehud massacreing the moabites, god drowning the canaanites, The destruction of sodom and gommorah, david slaughtering innocent philistine civilians icluding children. None of these guys obeyed the commandment. It does not matter how many times you threaten people with hell , that won’t make god exist and that won’t convert people. it will show that you are a lunatic. I don’t care if there were christians before catholicism. You didn’t invent it, and have no monoply on how the bible is to be interpreted. You are a bigot. As Siberia said, abortion and margart sanger has nothing to do with evolution. He should thank his mom for not getting an abortion not god. The reality is that christianity is an age old long discredited fairy tale that has literally and figuratively destroyed people. Your preaching won’t change that or the fact that god doesn’t exist. Your helllfire preaching and ranting only proves that you are a paranoid religious nut,so hoplessly dependent on your imaginary friend that you will lie and spew white noise to protect him.

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  • general lynch

    Evolution has plenty of evidence to back it up. Check out the Understanding evolution website, or how stuff works website or answers in science website or read the tangled bank. Richard Dawkins debunked your watchmaker analogy in his book The blind watchmaker. I suggest you read it. Evolution is a Theory and a fact. Why don’t you stick to christian sites and bug out of these atheist ones. The universe is highly unsophisticated (poor design). If you weren’t dogmatic you’d know that. All of the fossils have not proven to be hoaxes. you are a bald faced liar. All the drawings have not been imagined. The ape to man exhibits are real. You are just repeating creationist garbage. The various hoaxes surrounding evolution do not discredit the entire theory. Like I said in my previous post, why don’t you actually read up on evolution before bashing it.

  • general lynch

    Savage and civilized were perfectly acceptable and neutral terms back then. Hitler was inspired by Jesus Christ.

  • general lynch

    I don’t care about Voltaire or what happened to his house. That is an irrelevant argument.

  • general lynch

    Your tornado analogy is bogus. Evolution is ordered not chaotic. Go to talk origins. You’ll find a section called”Five Major Misconceptions About Evolution”. The universe is simplistic and poorly tuned. If you weren’t anti intellectual you’d know that.


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