Posted by Carl
Gary Randall thinks criticism violates his rights.
Actor Kirk Cameron, often referred to as a “former teen idol,” has announced an outreach to help students be more informed on the subject of creation and evolution.
Somehow I doubt that.
To facilitate the effort he has legally reprinted 50,000 copies of Charles Darwin’s, “The Origin of Species,” which is now “public domain,” with an additional 50 pages pointing out the flaws in Darwin’s theory and making a strong case for creation, using material from scientists who actually believe God created the universe.
Why is “public domain” in scare quotes? Are those scientists biologists? Also.
Cameron, who accepted Christ personally about 20 years ago while he was starring in the popular TV series, “Growing Pains” says, “We have a situation in our country where young people are entering college with a belief in God and exiting with that faith being stripped and shredded.”
I don’t think this project will help. If anything, saying there’s an inherent conflict between God and science will maybe push people to chose sides where they don’t have to. And your side is crazy, so don’t expect everyone to go there.
This is true.
No, it’s really not. I’m sure people leave God in college, but I’m also sure they leave God in other places.
He says, “An entire generation is being brain washed by “Atheistic Evolution”.
Evolution isn’t atheistic. It doesn’t posit God, but it also isn’t inherently in conflict with anything but the most literal view of Christianity.
There are 2 stories in this.
Christians should be aware of what he is doing and support it. Please follow the link and read more about his project that will be launched on November 21, the anniversary of the origins book.
Christians who don’t have a problem with evolution obviously don’t count as Christians. Also, support some guy handing out a book with an insane introduction: not really a story.
The second story here, chronicles the continual assault on freedom of speech. And thought for that matter. The “Tolerance” people are at it again. Assaulting Cameron for what he believes.
Assaulting meaning using their own freedom of speech to make fun of him. Atheists and liberal religious folks making fun of you isn’t an assault.
Because he’s patently wrong, and insulting to a good deal of his fellow Christians.
Because he doesn’t agree with their agenda. It is a familiar pattern. Miss California in the Miss USA contest, is asked her views on marriage, she respectfully responds, she is trashed. Wrong beliefs.
I believe it’s in the Constitution that everyone has a right to be Miss USA.
Last week, following Sarah Palin’s speech in Hong Kong, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, carried a front page headline that read, “A Broad In Asia”. There was outcry and push back, then an apology by the paper that can’t afford to lose subscribers, admitting it was not an error, it was intentional. They are sorry. After the damage is done. This kind of attack has been relentless toward Sarah and Todd Palin because of their beliefs.
Boo for sexist headlines. Especially not funny ones. Of course this isn’t hypocrisy because Randall was on the case every time he saw a sexist headline against Democratic women.
The Jonas brothers and a couple of other young artists wear purity rings, symbolic of their belief in abstinence. They are publicly trashed. On television.
As you know, nobody but Christians ever get made fun of on television. Television is a medium where it’s inherently impossible to make fun of anyone not wearing a cross.
Now Kirk Cameron has a different view then that of the secularists. Trash him. Cameron is presenting both sides of the evolution-creation discussion. Darwin’s book, considered the consummate source for evolutionists, and a 50-page addendum presenting the biblical teaching on creation and supporting scientific discovery and evidence. Trash him anyway. We don’t care about both sides. We only care about our side.
I don’t think anyone thinks of it as the consummate source of anything. Obviously, he got some of the details wrong. And he didn’t know about DNA, or other important pieces of the puzzle that were discovered after the publication of the book. But, he got the framework right.
Tolerance is only extended to those who hold the proper beliefs and open mindedness only applies within the context of secular progressive thinking.
Yes, when you lie about people and call them the inspiration for the Nazis, it tends to make them defensive.
Here’s a couple of examples out of hundreds of personal attacks already being leveled at Cameron.
The Huffington Post asks, “Are Evolution-Deniers Any Different From Holocaust-Deniers, Birthers, or Truthers?” (Posted Sept.24)
No, they’re much better funded.
The Washington City Paper refers to Cameron as an evangelical crazy, (posted Sept. 25), his “The Origin of the Species,” with it’s 50-page addendum “a cult version” and “When did Kirk Cameron Become So F—— Weird?” (posted Sept. 23)
He is an evangelical crazy who’s fucking weird. So there’s that.
All this because he has a different belief. And all this from the people who pride themselves in being open minded and tolerant.
Tolerance doesn’t mean be tolerant of intentional ignorance. And it certainly doesn’t mean that anybody is above criticism.
Some say, “Well, that’s just those far left extremists.” It often starts with them, but quickly works it’s way into a sympathetic “main stream” article.
One can only hope.
There are a thousand examples of this kind of pattern every week in our country. Those of us working on R-71 have and are experiencing this in a regular and increasing way.
I’m sorry, a pattern of making fun of crazy people getting picked up by the mainstream media? Because you don’t actually list any below.
Some guy in Everett is calling for destruction of government and church buildings and directly advocating for the death of Larry Stickney and myself. A couple of homosexual activists publicly say they don’t condone that behavior, tut…tut…tut… and the personal assaults continue and escalate. Eventually, the mainstream press joins the hunt and because certain people believe certain things, they are personally attacked by carefully crafted words of innuendo and a selectively raised eyebrow. And reputations are trashed and motives slandered.
Don’t threaten people. Seriously. Don’t. Not cool. Not acceptable. Boo. One more thing though, if you’re wondering if Randall mentions every time an actual gay bashing happens, the answer is no.
Some who have helped in the R-71 effort have received calls demanding to know, “Why do you hate gays?”
I assume he means this brilliant article by Dominic Holden.
Because one believes in and defends marriage, they are branded as bigots and haters by those who strive to deconstruct marriage and undermine the culture.
Because one believes in and promotes hatred and bigotry, they are branded as bigots and haters by those who strive to make marriage more fair.
Much is at stake in the days ahead, not the least of which is freedom of speech and freedom of belief.
Freedom of speech applies equally to the people making fun of you.
I am assured God will help us through this trial by fire.
I am assured that it will be up to the people of Washington to pass or not pass this initiative. I hope they pass it.