Religious Right Equates Athiests with French Reign of Terror

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The video above appears to be a satire of the paranoia of the religious right, except the producers believe this is a “brilliant 2-minute commercial.” From A Fool’s Heart:

American Vision is launching a relentless and systematic response to militant atheism. We’ve produced a brilliant 2-minute commercial that we plan to broadcast globally via the Internet and Television. Atheists present themselves as enlightened and civil. But this new commercial will reveal the shocking truth to viewers. The French Revolution, Communism, Nazism, etc. have taught us that the atheistic worldview will inevitably lead to the persecution of Christians and the killing of anyone who gets in the way. What’s worse is that atheism is paving a wide road for Islam to advance in our nation and around the world.

Among the absurdities of this commercial, they take a tremendous leap to compare modern atheists to Robespierre and the Reign of Terror in France. The major flaw in this argument is that Robespierre was a believer in god who sent atheists to the guillotine. Of course we cannot expect any sensible arguments from people who put out a commercial which expresses disagreement with the view that “evolution is a fact” or sees atheism as paving a road for Islam.

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    Kevin says:

    I didn’t even watch the clip, and may or may not agree with it. But the one comment you made about anyone who disagrees with “evolution as fact” as not being able to make a sensible argument is ridiculous. That should exclude all scientists (and the rest of the population for that matter) since evolution is a THEORY. Even the evolutionist scientists themselves will tell you it is a faith based theory as is creation. Maybe you should watch some of the many debates between Dr. Kent Hovind v. various science professors that have been held at universities around the country. You will find that this creationist more than holds his own against the evolutionists. The evolutionists usually resort to some form of name calling since their theory can never stand up to true scrutiny.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Kevin,

    “since evolution is a THEORY.”

    You really demonstrate your ignorance of science here, in confusing the common use of the word theory with the scientific meaning. Gravity is also a theory. Do you claim it is not valid? Similary we have the microbe theory, the theory of the atom, and everything else upon which science is built.

    “You will find that this creationist more than holds his own against the evolutionists.”

    Only to those uninformed about science.

    “The evolutionists usually resort to some form of name calling since their theory can never stand up to true scrutiny.”

    Nonsense. People like you are called uninformed and ignorant of science because you are uninformed and ignorant of science. The names you are called are accurate. However. that does not mean that evolution does not hold up to scrutiny. It is the basis of modern biology. It has passed the test of the scientific method and has been verified.

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