Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Church Campaign anti-hominid fossils

From American Chronicle

Evangelicals claim to be followers of Jesus Christ, but evangelicalism in this country is a cult of personality. Evangelicals follow the truth as interpreted by James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, Oral Roberts, Jimmy Swaggart, Rick Warren, Billy Graham or Pat Robertson.

Richard Leakey, paleoanthropologist

If Jerry Falwell declared that Hillary Clinton is a witch, before you could say, “Praise the Lord”, his congregation would start collecting twigs so they could burn her at the stake. In Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, you will find a “Jerry Falwell” museum. Falwell’s ministry is not dedicated to the “glory of God” but to the exaltation of Jerry Falwell.

Evangelicals’ belief system is based not on empirical evidence, but on myths, fables and wishes. Therefore televangelists retain control of their flocks, not by appealing to reason, but by playing on their emotions and fears .

“Help keep this ministry on the air! Send us your donations! We are fighting the godless sodomites so they won’t destroy the family!” The truth is the enemy of evangelicals; they will do anything to hide and bury the truth.

“Famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to powerful evangelical church leaders who are pressing Kenya’s national museum to relegate to a back room its world-famous collection of hominid fossils showing the evolution of humans’ early ancestors.

Leakey called the churches’ plans ‘the most outrageous comments I have ever heard.’ The museum’s collections include the most complete skeleton yet found of Homo erectus, the 1.7-million-year-old Turkana Boy unearthed by Leakey’s team in 1984 near Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.”

Quotation from Skeptical Inquirer: "Evangelicals can’t debate evolution, or almost any other subject, appealing to reason or logic — they resort to emotional appeals and pernicious lies. “Don’t let them teach our children that we evolved from monkeys!”

And of course they seek to bury the truth. We must adopt the resolve of Richard Leakey and not give in to the bullying tactics of the evangelicals. We must counter the “Praise the Lord” of the evangelicals with our own mantra: Let truth and reason prevail.

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