We all slip up and say silly things from time to time but most of us realize right away that we have done it and are embarrassed by it. That is not the case with these creationists who were interviewed for the HBO documentary “Questioning Darwin” which aired on Monday night, these people with a straight face and apparently no awareness of the fact that they were showing themselves to be complete morons made ridiculous statements and never saw how ridiculous they were.
The very first person in this clip Pastor Peter LaRuffa, says, with deep conviction, “If somewhere within the Bible, I were to find a passage that said 2 + 2 = 5, I wouldn’t question what I’m reading in the Bible. I would believe it, accept it as true, and then do my best to work it out and understand it.”
This is tantamount to saying that if the Bible told him that death was life and life was death he would believe it, simply because someone a few thousand years ago wrote it into a book which he believes to be infallible.
Of course you will hear from Bill Nye’s recent debate opponent Ken Ham with some more of his nonsense about all animals being vegetarians in the beginning.
Another man says, “God made us in his image and so to say that man is an animal and God created man in his own image, so does one come back and say, ‘are you saying God is nothing more than an animal?'”
This of course presupposes that everyone believes in his creation mythology.
One woman displays her total ignorance of Darwin and his belief system by saying, “I would love to encourage Mr. Darwin and others that feel just like him to try God, and see the transformation for themselves.”
If she was aware of Darwin’s background she would know that he originally enrolled in the University of Cambridge because he wished to become a member of the clergy and in order to do so had to acquire a B.A. It was at Cambridge that he became fascinated with science and began to study natural history.
He was a believer in the divine design theories of William Paley and was actually looking for scientific evidence to prove this theory when he embarked on the Beagle.
He refused to be labeled as an atheist and said that since he did not deny the existence of God, “an Agnostic would be the more correct description of my state of mind.” He also said that, “Science has nothing to do with Christ, except insofar as the habit of scientific research makes a man cautious in admitting evidence. For myself, I do not believe that there ever has been any revelation. As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.”
Keep in mind when watching the video below that these are people who do not realize how silly their statements sound to any reasonable thinking person.