Saw this over at The World Wide Rant:
Kent Hovind can remember when folks didn’t have to lock their front doors.
But then schools began teaching the theory of evolution and all hell broke loose—literally, according to Hovind.
“The devil invented the big-bang theory,” Hovind has said.
This comes from an article titled Seminar debates evolution theory by Breuse Hickman of Florida Today who seems to have forgotten that in order to have a debate you have to have at least two participants in the discussion.
Though modern science rejects creationism, which holds that the human race can be traced to a talking snake and a spare human rib, Hovind stresses it requires even more faith to believe in evolution.
He notes evolution’s failure to explain the origins of gravity or the reason why man has yet to see evidence to support the theory.
It would seem that Mr. Hovind is unaware of the division of sciences or the fact that the theory of evolution was never meant to explain the origins of gravity. That would be covered under the “Theory of Gravity,” which, for those of you keeping score, is not a completely proven theory either yet no one argues about whether we should teach it in schools. For any of you about to suggest that there isn’t any evidence to back up the Theory of Gravity I suggest you prove it wrong by jumping off the roof of your house.
But Hovind says his aim is greater than disproving evolution. He believes students indoctrinated with modern science will eventually lose their fear in God and possibly be prone to breaking common laws. Conscience and a sophisticated understanding of the human condition is not enough.
So now we’re arguing that lack of belief in God leads to crime. You have to have an imaginary old man in the sky threatening you with unending pain and torture for the rest of eternity to prevent crime. If that’s such an effective deterrent then what the hell is up with all these pedophile priests? Could it be that God doesn’t really have a problem with priests molesting children and just hasn’t told anyone outside of the clergy? Surely the fear of Hell should be strongest in those who believe so much that they commit their lives to serve a God willing to damn his creations to such a terrible place, right? So what do they know that the rest of us don’t?
“Hitler killed the Jews because he thought they hadn’t evolved far enough,” Hovind said. “The lion kills the zebra, and evolution teaches kids that they are animals. So how are they going to understand right from wrong?”
Actually Hitler killed the Jews in large part because he felt he was the avenging hand of God taking retribution for what the Jews supposedly did to Jesus.
“Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord.”—Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
But then, reality and facts have no business with the likes of Creationists.