Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human?

World's Dumbest Human?

World's Dumbest Human?

At the website of an NBC television station in Miami, we read: “Growing Pains” Star Compares Darwin to Hitler, subtitled: “Evolution equals Nazism for Kirk Cameron.” Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:

Former “Growing Pains” child star and Christian TV evangelist Kirk Cameron compared Charles Darwin, who pioneered the scientific theory of evolution, to Adolf Hitler Tuesday in a video designed to promote his upcoming college tour.

If you’re a Cameron fan, don’t click on this: Hitler and Darwin. Let’s read on:

“One by one, we’re being stripped of our God-given liberties,” Cameron said in the 6-minute video, which referenced the upcoming 150th anniversary of Darwin’s “Origin of Species” on November 21. “An entire generation is being brainwashed by atheistic evolution without even hearing the alternative,” Cameron said.

We detect some brainwashing in Cameron’s case, but there’s no way to blame evolution. We continue:

Cameron referenced his friend’s study of the book, citing his friend’s discovery of “Adolf Hitler’s undeniable connection with the theory, Darwin’s racism, his disdain for racism, and Darwin’s thoughts on the existence of God,” Cameron said.

This moronic bit of journalism somehow fails to mention the name of Cameron’s “friend.” Here’s more:

Cameron promoted his friend’s upcoming release of a reworked, Christian edition of “Origin of Species,” which reforms the evolutionary idea to fit a gospel ideal.

We’re guessing, but we assume Cameron’s friend is Ray Comfort. See: WorldNetDaily, Ray Comfort, and Brain Death. Moving along:

Cameron will go on a college tour to promote the book among students, giving the new copy to 50,000 of America’s “future lawyers, doctors and politicians.”

Yeah, it’s Comfort. One last excerpt:

All we want to do is present the opposing and correct view, rather than being censored, which is exactly the case at present,” Cameron said.

Hey, we found a press release about Cameron and Comfort: [Addendum: The link is dead, but the press release was titled: TV Host Ray Comfort and Actor Kirk Cameron Announce 'Big Give' of 100,000 Copies of Darwin's Origin of Species, as Nothing Created Everything Releases Sept. 22.] Here’s a couple of excerpts, with our bold:

Comfort and Cameron’s big give will launch on 50 top U.S. university campuses on November 19, just days before the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s magnum opus. “We are very excited to give away Origin of Species because it exposes atheistic evolution’s many hoaxes and the unscientific belief that nothing created everything,” Comfort continues.

Comfort really thinks his “nothing created everything” line is profound. Perhaps it’s deep stuff for him, but even for a creationist jingle it’s pretty lame.

One more excerpt from the press release:

Best known as the teen heartthrob Mike Seaver of the award winning series Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron also played “Buck Williams” from the Left Behind films, and starred in the top-grossing indie film, Fireproof.

Nothing in that paragraph sounds familiar to your Curmudgeon. And that makes us very proud.

Oh, about the question raised by our title. We have no idea whether Cameron is the world’s dumbest, so we won’t label him that way. But in a one-on-one match between Cameron and any other person chosen at random, we’d bet on Cameron.

[Update: See Flat Earth, Uranus, & WorldNetDaily.]

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12 responses to “Kirk Cameron: World’s Dumbest Human?

  1. Comparing Hitler to Darwin? Religion can do some strange things to people’s thinking.

  2. Regarding “Left Behind”, the best conservative takedown of it I’ve read is called “Do fake boobs go to heaven” by Rod Dreher:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment020601b.shtm

  3. Benjamin Franklin

    My favorite Kirk Cameron evidence of world class stupidity-

    “When you learn how to speak to a person’s conscience and circumnavigate the intellect, the subject of evolution seems to disappear.”

    Kirk does a fine job of circumnavigating his intellect, all right.

  4. That picture is missing the clown makeup.

  5. Just how does being a child star qualify Cameron to be an “expert” in anything?

  6. To Cameron’s outrageous claim of “Adolf Hitler’s undeniable connection with [Darwin's] theory,” one could counter, with equal merit (which in this instance is to say, none at all), by means of a generous selection of quotes from Goebbels, to wit:

    “Abends sitze ich auf meinem Zimmer und lese die Bibel. In der Ferne braust das Meer. Dann liege ich noch lange wach und denke an den stillen, bleichen Mann von Nazareth.” — “At night I sit in my chamber and read the bible. Far in the distance roars the sea. Then I lie down and think for a long time about the calm and pale man from Nazareth.”

    or

    “Christus ist das Genie der Liebe, als solches der diametralste Gegenpol zum Judentum, das die Inkarnation des Hasses darstellt. … Christus ist der erste Judengegner von Format.” — “Christ is the genius of love and as such the most diametric antipole to Jewry, which is the incarnation of hate. … Christ was the first anti-Jewish opponent of stature.”

    All of which makes clear — but only by the malicious ‘logic’ of Cameron and the Cretards — the unmistakable connection: No Jesus, no Joseph Goebbels.

    Yes, it’s a cheap and nasty argument a reasonable person would never make. I offer it only to illustrate the vacuity of the tiresome ‘No Darwin, No Hitler’ schtick.

  7. I think the late Gene McCarthy’s remarks when George Romney (father of Mitt) claimed to have been brainwashed that, in the Governor’s case, a light rinse would have done, apply here.

  8. Y’all behave yourselves, we have visitors. Our friends at Little Green Footballs have a link to this thread.

  9. The Curmudgeon admonished:

    Y’all behave yourselves

    …Does that mean Olivia and I have to put our clothes back on?

  10. Great Claw asks: “Does that mean Olivia and I …”

    The moment I turn my back you try to trespass on what is mine. Mine!

  11. “One by one, we’re being stripped of our God-given liberties,”

    ZOMG!!!1!!eleventyone!!!1 Really? You’re being stripped of liberties in a country that has a Constitution that guarantees them? Oh, the humanity!

  12. Kirk Cameron also played “Buck Williams” from the Left Behind films, and starred in the top-grossing indie film, Fireproof.

    Which is a fairly reliable indication of the high probability that he’s a smug, sanctimonious jerk. Forget their simplistic theology and utter ignorance of scientific reasoning — it’s at the existential-ethical level that Comfort and Cameron give Christianity a bad name.