Re: [asa] Creationists for genocide

From: David Campbell <pleuronaia@gmail.com>
Date: Mon Aug 27 2007 - 12:07:25 EDT

> While no doubt that Bonhoeffer and others suffered immensely for their
> efforts, many of those involved in the early resistance involved
> socialists, and communists with few Christians. The Confessing Church
> was a small minority amongst German Christians, showing once again
> support for Avalos's argument.

Better check the reliability of the references on this claim. The
Hitler-Stalin pact led many communists to collaborate with the Nazis
until Hitler broke it.

Advocacy for eugenics was prevalent among evolutionists in the late
1800's and early 1900's, as well as being supported by plenty of
non-evolutionists. One can find examples of brutality perpetrated in
the name of religion and in the name of atheism. Few of any
persuasion in the 1930's realized where Hitler was headed with his
anti-semitism, and few who began to see it would have had adequate
courage and opportunity to do anything effective about it.

The reality is that most people go with the flow and that any group
including humans will include examples of sin. Trying to single out a
particular group as especially responsible (as opposed to specific
individuals actually guily of crimes against humanity) is one of the
major steps towards genocide. Avalos seems to be following Dawkins'
example and practicing what he claims to condemn in others.

-- 
Dr. David Campbell
425 Scientific Collections
University of Alabama
"I think of my happy condition, surrounded by acres of clams"
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