When I heard that a student in Finland had posted the following on YouTube:
I am prepared to fight and die for my cause, . . . I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection. No, the truth is that I am just an animal, a human, an individual, a dissident . . . . It’s time to put NATURAL SELECTION & SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST back on tracks!
My first thought (after the generalized disgust) was, “Answers in Genesis is totally going to exploit this tragedy.” And the creepy misery vulture Bodie Hodges did not disappoint (well, nobody except his immediate family and descendants).
Sadly, [the above] words were among the last things said before a self-proclaimed Social Darwinist took action in a shooting rampage in Jokela High School about 40 miles from Helsinki, Finland. At least eight people were reported killed by the student gunman named Pekka-Eric Auvinen, who had an online alias “Sturmgeist89,” in a tragic event that has shocked the country that sits in the far northern region of Europe.2
Sad? You pounced on the story like an evil kitten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this tragedy, though nothing can replace those they have lost.
“Secretly, however, we are absofreakinglutely delighted because we can blog about it.” Seriously, human tragedy is always a morality tale for these people.
As Christians who hold that people are made in the image of God, there is a basis for the value of human life and for absolute morality.
“See how great we are? See? See?” Of course, they are implying that people who are not Christians of their peculiarly rancid variety are incapable of valuing life. It occurs to me that one should probably not trust someone who thinks that life is important is some sort of “revelation.”
[…] Finland, like many other European nations, used to be very Christian in its culture. They still have a Nordic blue cross on the flag of their country. But over the years, evolutionism began to infiltrate in schools, universities and so on. Evolutionism denies that the Bible is God’s Word and that God is the final authority. Instead it raises up man to be the supreme authority.
As you begin to understand the evolutions, as those crazy Satan-worshiping kids call it these days, you start to realize that this is precisely wrong. Evolution puts man in his place in no uncertain terms. He is a tiny, brief, highly improbable speck in a Vast universe. Christians think that the purpose of the world is to give them an opportunity to show God that they are worthy to stand in His Presence, like he was Elvis or something.
[…] [If] God is left out, then the only other option for supreme authority is man. If that is the case, then each person can determine what is right and wrong in his or her own eyes (Judges 17:6).
There’s Bodie with the scripture! (You know what, Bodie, I think you could sue your parents giving you that name. Just saying.) When it comes to creation, these folks are bonkers for literalism, but when it comes to…anything else…who cares what words mean?
“Now this man Micah had a shrine, and he made an ephod and some idols and installed one of his sons as his priest. In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as he saw fit.” (Judges 17:5-6)
Well, clearly the context suggests that there was religion in Israel at the time–shrines, anyone? Anyway, what is there to suggest that “king” means anything more than head of state and laws? Never trust a Christian to interpret the damn Bible.
In today’s culture there is a war over true history. This war is significant, since it deals with how people live their lives. The way people view their history affects how they live their life, i.e., their purpose, goals and views of morality.[…]
Darwin’s teachings have influenced many in the past, such as Hitler, who tried to get Nazi Germany to conform to evolution. Karl Marx, Pol Pot, Leon Trotsky, and Joseph Stalin-to name a few-avidly held to Darwinian evolution to justify their actions.
GET ANOTHER TUNE, YOU THICKOS! Jesus Finger-Sniffing Christ! This has so thoroughly been demonstrated to be, as a brilliant blogger recently put it, “turtle-shit all the way down.”
Now that evolution is being taught in all parts of the world, it is logical to assume this influence will sadly continue to bear more fruit. But after the fruit that was born by the Marxist teachings of Hitler and Stalin, can mankind afford more fruit like this?
Hilter was a Marxist, eh? Home-schooled moron.
School shootings in the US often now only invoke brief headlines because so many have occurred. Amish children were killed, and more recently in a Cleveland-area school, a shooter opened fire, wounding four while cursing.
Ooooh, cursing! You really miss the big picture don’t you?
Few forget the evolutionary kids who made news in Columbine, where one of the two gunmen was even wearing a natural selection T-shirt while racing through the school shooting fellow classmates on April 20, 1999.9
Why not blame Hitler’s actions on his stupid pants? Perhaps if high school teachers weren’t scared to teach evolution for fear of idiot pig-monkey-amoeba children complaining to their parents, students would realize how little natural selection has to do with Social Darwinism. (Hell, Clebold and Harris were “intelligently designing” a population.) When people seize upon “natural selection” (for whatever reason…it was the name of a video game in the case of Columbine) before they commit a heinous crime, it’s clearly not because they understand natural selection (which is utterly impersonal, unintentional and undirected). Indeed, they share a fundamentalist Christian misunderstanding of natural selection, much like the unfortunately named whelp Bodie here holds. Perhaps Jesus-freaks have more to do this than they are capable of understanding.
If evolutionists are upset about this tragedy in Finland (or any other school shooting), then on what basis could they make a case to condemn it? On the basis of their materialistic beliefs, what they just observed was a random set of chemicals reacting with another random set of chemicals. Do evolutionists get upset with baking soda reacting with vinegar?
You know what really pisses me off? Crystal formation. You could look to the fact that humanity has achieved a consensus that intraspecies killing is not a good thing and that humans kill each other at a rate several thousand times less than most other species do in nature. We’ve gone beyond acting in the interest of our genes and developed a consensus about what constitutes moral and immoral behavior, especially when it comes to the big issues. Yeah, the little details, like whether you can share a chair with a menstruating woman, varies from culture to culture, but is that really a moral issue in any useful sense of the word?
So long as evolutionism is forced onto children (no God, people are animals, no right and wrong, etc.) and so long as they believe it and reject accountability to their Creator, then we can expect more of these types of gross and inappropriate actions.
I can confidently say that we can expect more fatal car crashes as long as people are allowed to own pets. What a worthless and unfalsifiable hypothesis. And is Bodie saying that people aren’t animals? People have claimed that for eons…long before Darwin. I believe that the Popul Vuh mentions man’s similarity to primates (I could be wrong, but that rarely happens–heheh).
Often, however, even evolutionists are outraged by the school shootings, but in order for them to justify being outraged, they have borrowed from the Christian worldview to acknowledge that such things are wrong.
This is an argument that I have been seeing more frequently as of late and it such a fatuous statement that any effect that it has can only be attributed to its rhetorical structure and not its content. Severe penalties have been meted out for murder throughout recorded history and across cultures. We see religion taking credit for things that preexist them. It is uncanny how easily a true believer can “forget” about everything that appeared before their creed came into existence. Actually, I suspect that successful religions make other historical narratives “unhistories” in the Orwellian sense. Natural selection in action, baby! I would like to point out that writings of all the major world religions have an equivalent to the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have others du unto you.” This suggests that humans’ sense of what is moral transcends any quaint parochial religion.
But the fact remains that these murderers were living a life consistent with the real teachings of atheistic evolutionism.
Committing suicide? Selecting their “fittest” genes right out of the population? Horseshit. And a feeb who wouldn’t know evolution if it bit him on the ass hasn’t earned the right to tell anyone what evolution is.
Children catch on quickly and eventually put two and two together. When they are taught that there is no God, no right and wrong, people are animals, etc., then they may reason: “Why not kill or steal?” and so on. It is a logical connection.
Test it. Wait. Don’t have to. The government has done this already. The rate of incarceration for atheists is lower than holders of other religious positions.
Response Number %
Catholic 29267 39.164%5435 7.273%
Protestant 26162 35.008%
American Indian 2408 3.222%
Nation 1734 2.320%
Rasta 1485 1.987%
Jewish 1325 1.773%
Church of Christ 1303 1.744%
Pentecostal 1093 1.463%
Moorish 1066 1.426%
Buddhist 882 1.180%
Jehovah Witness 665 0.890%
Adventist 621 0.831%
Orthodox 375 0.502%
Mormon 298 0.399%
Scientology 190 0.254%
Atheist 156 0.209%
Hindu 119 0.159%
Santeria 117 0.157%
Sikh 14 0.019%
Bahai 9 0.012%
Krishna 7 0.009%
Total Known Responses 74731 100.001% (rounding to 3 digits does this)
Unknown/No Answer 18381
Total Convicted93112 80.259% (74731) prisoners' religion is known.
Held in Custody 3856 (not surveyed due to temporary custody)
Total In Prisons 96968
Yes, I think I can site myself now. And by the way, WOW! We get arrested less than Mormons, and their principle form of worship is modest sobriety! (Wonder why Rastafarians are arrested so often? Sounds like religious discrimination to me!)
The rest of his post is a logic-twisting rationalization for the coexistence of evil and the perfect creation of an omnipotent and perfectly loving god. I have no time for that.
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