WorldNetDaily: Their Wildest Article Ever?

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We have a pre-weekend treat for you from WorldNetDaily (WND). That’s the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.

Today’s goodie is Darwin, Dawkins and Perry. It’s by Ellis Washington — the leading intellectual at WND. We last described him here: Darwin Lobby Gestapo Tactics, so if you need an Ellis refresher, that’s where to look. His latest essay is about some old news we’ve written about before. It involves Rick Perry’s famous remark to a kid about evolution and creationism, and then Richard Dawkins’ commentary on that event. We discussed all of that a month ago (see Three on Rick Perry: Dawkins, Cal Thomas, & Biola).

What does Ellis say about Darwin, Dawkins and Perry? Prepare to be amazed. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Scientist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, perhaps the most famous atheist and fanatical adherent of Darwinian evolution today, went ape a few weeks ago over Gov. Perry’s answer to a child’s question about evolution. At the urging of his mother, a young boy asked Perry’s views on evolution. “Here your mom was asking about evolution, and you know it’s a theory that’s out there, and it’s got some gaps in it,” Perry said, according to ABC News.

Nothing new there. Then he quotes what Dawkins said about it, which you already know. It begins:

There is nothing unusual about Gov. Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office.

What does Ellis have to say about this blasphemy? Let’s read on:

Psychoanalysts and psychologists call Dawkins’ tendencies to slander the religious ideas of Jews and Christians and disparage the politics of Republicans and conservatives with ad hominem attacks, ascribing scurrilous motives and anti-scientific intentions as psychological projection. Where’s Freud when you really need him?

What? Ellis has psychoanalyzed Dawkins? We continue:

Now, Dawkins is releasing, of all things, a children’s book on evolution that teaches children why all religion, especially Judaism and Christianity, are a myth. It was the brutal Russian dictator Vladimir Lenin who, regarding the best way to brainwash the masses, boasted, Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. A century and a half of evolutionary propaganda has made us all Darwinists now.

Wowee! The book he’s talking about is something we’ve mentioned before — The Magic of Reality. Here’s more from Ellis:

The unholy trinity, Darwin-Lenin-Dawkins, and their intellectual children have carried the day in modern times because they control virtually every aspect of science, education, law, philosophy, politics, economics, culture and society

Aaaargh!! Moving along:

Nothing in science is absolutely certain. Even today scientists are proving one of Einstein’s bedrock theories to be false – that nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Another excerpt:

Karl Marx, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, literally worshipped at the altar of Darwinian evolution and used Darwin’s work as the intellectual foundational for Marxist communism.

Utterly false — see Marx, Stalin, and Darwin. On with the article:

Based on Darwinian evolution and materialistic worldview of life receiving virtually universal approval in the late 19th century, the stage was set ushering in the classical age of 20th century atheistic, genocidal dictators – tyrants like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Mao, Franco, Pol Pot, Kim Il Sung.

Kim Il Sung? Well, that’s a new one. But he somehow forgot to include Bonnie & Clyde. Now we’ll skip to the end:

Darwinists embody the real threat to legitimate scientific research, in the name of defending science. It is disturbingly Orwellian.

Once again, dear reader, we’re left speechless. That’s okay, Ellis’ essay speaks for itself.

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18 responses to “WorldNetDaily: Their Wildest Article Ever?

  1. To say that Ellis Washington is stupid is an insult to the word stupid.

    Just check out Ed Brayton’s continuous saga about Washington. He’s willfully stupid. Stupid AND stupid on purpose.

    If he rode Flipper he’d be stupid on a porpoise.

    And, he’s a bigot to boot. All in all a very distasteful person who is able to exercise his First Amendment rights while writing to restrict those same rights from others.

    Moron First Class.

  2. Since the idea never even originated with Lenin, and was in circulation 400 years previously to him. Made famous by the Jesuit quote of “Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man” does Ellis really mean to say Christianity brainwashes the masses?

  3. Flakey: “Does Ellis really mean to say Christianity brainwashes the masses?”

    You could say that all religious instruction is brainwashing, if you define “brainwashing” as an attempt to have others disregard reality in favor of having them believe what you are telling them.

    I can’t speak for Dawkins, but it would seem that this would be a reason he is opposed to organized religion.

  4. Even today scientists are proving

    Yes, that’s right. Real scientists. And how much of their science came from any theories pushed by creationists? About the same number of times that Richard Dawkins has complimented you on your concise and witty prose, Ellis.
    Secondly, nothing has been “proved” yet. Besides, since scientists (according to you and those of your ilk) are always getting things wrong, why do you not now say that they’re wrong this time? Is this one of those conundrums? “Everything I say is a lie. And I’m lying now.”

  5. I have a confession to make. 6 years ago, when I was 35 years old, I actually read WND and agreed with everything they said. I was a full blown Conservative Republican. Now, when I look back at the things I believed, I still shake my head and wonder how in the hell I believed those ideas. Oh yea, I was brought up believing it. Now with my new insight, it’s wonderful to be able to think on my own.

  6. Come to think of it, the only people more idiotic than Ellis are the people that comment below his article. It’s my new hobby, go to WND, don’t even read the article and scroll down to the facebook comments. It’s like a bad train wreck that you can’t look away from.

  7. Flakey says:

    Since the idea never even originated with Lenin, and was in circulation 400 years previously to him.

    It goes back a bit farther than that. “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” — Proverbs 22:6

  8. Curmudgeon: “Kim Il Sung? Well, that’s a new one. But he somehow forgot to include Bonnie & Clyde.”

    Give him time. WND has just discovered the wild wonderful world of Klinghofferism, so they’re a little rusty. In the meantime, we can have fun with them. Since WND’s head evolution-denier Joseph Farah admitted that OECs and IDers are “wrong too,” they are faced with the uncomfortable choice of whether to lump Klinghoffer, Behe, Dembski et. al, with the “evil” “Darwinists” or renounce their (heliocentric?) YEC.

  9. Karl Marx, a contemporary of Charles Darwin, literally worshipped at the altar of Darwinian evolution …


    One would think that people who make so much of literal interpretation would be a little careful about using the word “literally”.

  10. @TomS: You mean you haven’t been to the Altar of Darwinian Evolution? You’re in danger of being excommunicated from the fellowship of Secular Humanism. Every year each of us is required to gather there, at Darwin’s ancestral estate, sacrifice a primate on the altar, and kiss Dawkins’ ring. I suppose I should warn you now it’s not a ring on his finger.

  11. GH: “Every year each of us is required to gather there, at Darwin’s ancestral estate, sacrifice a primate on the altar, and kiss Dawkins’ ring.”

    Ah yes. But I’m so old that when I first started making the pilgrimage, we sacrificed amoebas on the altar. Primates had not yet evolved. Of course back then, there was no Fellowship of Secular Humanism either. We were known as the Band of Jolly Jellyfish.

  12. “The unholy trinity, Darwin-Lenin-Dawkins,”

    Wait a minute, didn’t previous articles refer to the unholy trinity as Darwin-Marx-Nietzsche? How many unholy trinities are there, and is Darwin part of every one of them?

  13. @maxff:

    I have seen it mostly as Darwin, Marx, Freud.

    BTW, whatever happened to “Darwin recanted on his deathbed?”

  14. I have actually heard geocentrists to point out that Galileo recanted.

  15. For a minute there, I got distracted by the tv. When I returned to reading, I thought I was reading one of those silly editorials that we sometimes see in small, local newspapers. Then I remembered that this was written by one of the DI “elites.”

    Sad. So very, very sad….

  16. Hey, LRA — you got your own blog? Okay if I link to it?

  17. Sure! It’s just a fun blog… not totally dedicated to the tomfoolery of the DI.


  18. Hey, everybody! Here’s LRA’s blog. Click on over there and take a look. (I always wondered who selected some of the themes that WordPress has available. Now I know.)