Quoting Adolf Hitler

science blogger Allen MacNeillAllen MacNeill of The Evolution List does us all a favour and counteracts some of the lying propaganda of a claptrap movie called Expelled. The movie constantly and inaccurately links Charles Darwin to Adolf Hitler, World War II, and the Holocaust. Their thesis is that without Darwin, the Holocaust would never have happened. Apparently Martin Luther’s hate-filled rants against Jews, Christian Biblical justifications of persecuting Jews, and a long history of anti-Semitism weren’t enough. Allen’s article is called, “Godwin’s Hitler.” It refers to Godwin’s Law, which states “As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.”

He notes that Hitler shared several characteristic opinions with creationists and even compared himself to Jesus:

Like a creationist, Hitler claims that God made man:

“For it was by the Will of God that men were made of a certain bodily shape, were given their natures and their faculties.” – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. ii, ch. x.

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Like a creationist, Hitler claims Jesus as his inspiration:

“My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them.” – Adolf Hitler, speech, April 12 1922, published in My New Order.

Creationists, you are known by the company you keep.

Everyone, read “Godwin’s Hitler.”

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3 Responses to “Quoting Adolf Hitler”

  1. Allen D. MacNeill Says:

    I don’t know if anyone is still watching this thread, but Premise Media has just been slapped with a “cease and desist” letter from XVIVO, the group at Harvard that produced the video clips of the “inner life of the cell”. They are alleging copyright infringement (not to mention blatant plagiarism). The full text of the letter from XVIVO’s lawyers can be read at:

    http://endogenousretrovirus.blogspot.com/2008/04/expelled-expelled-for-plagiarism.html

    The letter makes it clear that if the offending video clips are not removed from the film and all promotional materials by the opening date, immediate legal action will be taken to stop the release of the film.

    I’m curious; isn’t there a commandment about stealing in there somewhere? Anyone? Anyone? Buehler?

  2. monado Says:

    I just noticed that and posted a link to ERV’s announcement with a hat tip to Pharyngula.

  3. metrostateatheists Says:

    Creationist have a habit of believing things without evidence, so the belief that a devout soldier of God like Hitler was actually an atheist doesn’t surprise me.


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