Allen 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.
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.”