AIG: Darwin = Hitler, Stalin, Abortion, etc.

This may be the ultimate creationist witches brew — deep, thick, and unbearably foul-smelling. It’s from the creation scientists at Ken Ham’s Answers in Genesis (AIG) — the creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. Their headline is The Results of Evolution — Could It Be the Bloodiest Religion Ever?

It was written by Bodie Hodge, who has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Illinois University. Instead of pursuing an engineering career, he’s a speaker, writer, and researcher for AIG. Not only that, but Bodie is ol’ Hambo’s son-in-law. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Christians are often confronted with the claim that a humanistic worldview will help society become better. Even the first Humanist Manifesto, of which belief in evolution is a subset, declared, “The goal of humanism is a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently co-operate for the common good.” But can such a statement be true?

We don’t know much about humanism, and we don’t understand how evolution could be a “subset” of it. As for the humanism’s claim that it will make us better, Bodie says:

For starters, what do the authors mean by “good”? They have no legitimate foundation for such a concept, since one person’s “good” can be another’s “evil.” To have some objective standard, they must borrow from the teachings of God in the Bible.

Yeah, yeah — only creationists know what’s good. Let’s read on:

Beyond that, does evolution really teach a future of prosperity? What has been the result of evolutionary thinking in the past hundred years? Perhaps this could be a test of what is to come. Let’s first look at the casualties stemming from leaders with evolutionary worldviews, beginning in the 1900s, to see the hints of what this “next level” looks like:

Then Bodie babbles on for several paragraphs claiming that Darwin was responsible for Hitler, Lenin, Mao, and Pol Pot. You can read that junk if you like, but we’ll skip it. We will, however, link to a few of our posts that debunk that rubbish — see Hitler and Darwin, and Marx, Stalin, and Darwin, and Racism, Eugenics, and Darwin, and finally, the only World War II leader who even read Darwin was Winston Churchill.

Okay, back to Bodie. Now he starts ranting about abortion:

The war on children has been one of the quietest and yet bloodiest in the past hundred years. In an evolutionary mindset, the unborn have been treated as though they are going through an “animal phase” and can simply be discarded.

[…]

Evolutionary views have decreased the value of human life. Throughout the world the casualties of the war on children is staggering. Though deaths of children and the unborn did exist prior to the “evolution revolution,” they have increased exponentially as a result of Darwinian teachings.

What can we say? The creationists’ claim that they’re the ones who value human life, yet they constantly glorify their myth of a global flood which killed virtually everyone on Earth. As for Darwin’s non-existent role in abortion and eugenics, see Egnor: Darwin, Scopes, and Eugenics.

Our last excerpt comes from Bodie’s conclusion section:

Is evolution the cause of wars and deaths? Absolutely not — both existed long before Darwin was born. Sin is the ultimate cause. But an evolutionary worldview has done nothing but add fuel to the fire.

[…]

In this day and age, governments readily permit the killing of children, both boys and girls, and sometimes command it (abortion). By providence, however, you survived. While we can’t change the past, we can learn from it. If we are to stop this continuing bloodshed, we must get back to the Bible and realize the bankrupt religion of evolution has led only to death — by the millions.

So there you are. It was the biggest ark-load of creationist excrement we’ve ever seen in one post. AIG is a purveyor of the most vile nonsense imaginable. And they’re proud of it!

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11 responses to “AIG: Darwin = Hitler, Stalin, Abortion, etc.

  1. AIG, It’s the only place people can go after they’ve gone off the deep end.

  2. Bodie ought to do a little math, starting with the god-directed killings in the Hebrew bible, estimated to be 1 million plus. Of course this includes thousands of women and children. Then there is the body counts from the centuries of religious wars which continue today. Blaming Darwin and evolution is beyond disingenuous.

  3. “Is evolution the cause of wars and deaths? Absolutely not — both existed long before Darwin was born.”

    Bodie should have stopped while he was ahead with that statement.

    Oh, isn’t Bodie also on Ham’s Ark Park payroll (giveaway to in-laws?)

  4. Derek Freyberg

    Donald Trump would be proud of bs like that.

  5. Charles Deetz ;)

    @DavidK Yea, the next sentence seems like a total punt to ‘prove’ his point:

    “But an evolutionary worldview has done nothing but add fuel to the fire.”

    Yea, thousands of years of wars and atrocities, but the last hundred or so when we knew about evolution were somehow worse. This sentence alone reeks of a fifth grade research report, where the student doesn’t know the facts, but knows what he wants to prove.

  6. “The Results of Evolution — Could It Be the Bloodiest Religion Ever?”
    If we ignore the blooper “religion” for a moment this is actually a good question – and the answer is yes. There is a simple fact that supports it: several billions of Homo Sapiens, a lot less bonobos.

    http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/endangered_species/great_apes/bonobo/

    Of course Bodie’s attempt to answer the question is one big failure.
    Except for “the war on children”. Killing offspring is a well known strategy in nature and apparently can be a favourable evolutionary strategy as well.
    There is so much wrong with Bodie that I only point out one thing: to derive morals from this is called the is-ought fallacy. No need for frigging Bible.

  7. Pete Moulton

    There’s a famous ghost town in California named Bodie. Its streets are as empty as this Bodie’s skull.

  8. Derek Freyberg

    @Pete Moulton:
    Bodie, California, is an interesting place, and the scenery is spectacular, but it had the usual aspects of a mining town – wine (or whiskey), women, and song. There’s a story about a little girl whose family moved there, and she wrote a letter, which started (or maybe this was all of it): “Goodbye God, we’re going to Bodie”. The local newspaper editor (Bodie had a paper back then) changed it to “Good, by God, we’re going to Bodie”, which seems a bit elegant/implausible for a little girl.
    The first of the two certainly seems right for Bodie Hodge.

  9. Not only is trying to link “darwinism” to the holocaust and hitler a fallacious “ad-hom” attack that has nothing to do with whether evolution is true or not, but if one wants to find the causes of anti-semitism? It’s xianity. I’ve stored a whole bunch of material on the web for just such an occasion as this:
    http://fqa.digibase.ca/index.php?topic=4209.msg160283#msg160283

    As for Bodie Hodge himself? He once wrote that if one was in a situation where one was hiding jews from nazis, and the nazi asked if you were hiding any jews, that it would be immoral to lie to him.
    This link has the link to AiG’s original article where he says that:
    http://fstdt.com/QuoteComment.aspx?QID=67789

    Part of his justification?
    Quote:
    “As Christians, we need to keep in mind that Jesus Christ reigns.
    All authority has been given to Him (Matthew 28:18), and He sits on the
    throne of God at the right hand of the Father (Acts 2:33; Hebrews 8:1).
    Nothing can happen without His say. Even Satan could not touch Peter
    without Christ’s approval (Luke 22:31). Regardless, if one were to lie
    or not, Jesus Christ is in control of timing every person’s life and
    able to discern our motives. It is not for us to worry over what might
    become, but rather to place our faith and obedience in Christ and to let
    Him do the reigning. For we do not know the future, whereas God has
    been telling the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10).”

    So…it’s not for us to worry about what might happen but to place our faith in christ and let him reign, eh?

    Well!

    Guess what happened when this guy had heart trouble? Did he follow his own advice and let jesus “reign”?

    Nope. He went right to the hospital for human intervention:
    https://answersingenesis.org/blogs/ken-ham/2015/11/13/praying-bodie-hodge/

  10. Christians are often confronted with the claim that a humanistic worldview will help society become better. Even the first Humanist Manifesto, of which belief in evolution is a subset, declared, “The goal of humanism is a free and universal society in which people voluntarily and intelligently co-operate for the common good.” But can such a statement be true?

    We don’t know much about humanism, and we don’t understand how evolution could be a “subset” of it. As for the humanism’s claim that it will make us better, Bodie says:

    For starters, what do the authors mean by “good”? They have no legitimate foundation for such a concept, since one person’s “good” can be another’s “evil.” To have some objective standard, they must borrow from the teachings of God in the Bible.

    And there you have it: to be a decent, moral person one must read the Bible and believe in a literal interpretation of the “teachings of God.”

    And if you don’t meet that test, what would be your fate in an America ruled by such people?