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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