Sunday, April 20, 2008

An opportunity for the Darwinists to charge the Village Voice with hypocrisy. Will they take advantage of it?

Dembski makes an interesting observation on his blog today: While the Village Voice is condemning the movie "Expelled" for drawing a documented historical connection between Darwinism and Naziism, it is praising the movie "Constantine's Sword" for saying that Christianity in general, and Catholicism in particular, fostered religious hatred that "culminated in the holocaust."

Who'll give me odds that the people who are always charging Intelligent Design advocates with hypocrisy with the least little provocation will make excuses for the Voice?


Anonymous said...

Any chance of getting links to the NY Times reviews that are mentioned by you, Martin? Dembski doesn't seem to be talking about the Times.

Anonymous said...

Was it the same reviewer?

And is at as hypocritical as those who say that Christianity is not partly responsible for anti-semitism in Germany (or, I don't know, the whole crusades), but Darwinists are responsible for the Holocaust?

Anonymous said...

Is Mr Cothran denying that some Christians fostered religious hatred of the Jews?

From the Roman Catholic Observer:

"As Bishop of Rome and Successor of the Apostle Peter, I assure the Jewish people that the Catholic Church, motivated by the Gospel law of truth and love and by no political considerations, is deeply saddened by the hatred, acts of persecution and displays of anti-Semitism directed against the Jews by Christians at any time and in any place. The Church rejects racism in any form as a denial of the image of the Creator inherent in every human being(cf. Gen 1:26).

In this place of solemn remembrance, I fervently pray that our sorrow for the tragedy which the Jewish people suffered in the twentieth century will lead to a new relationship between Christians and Jews. Let us build a new future in which there will be no more anti-Jewish feeling among Christians or anti-Christian feeling among Jews, but rather the mutual respect required of those who adore the one Creator and Lord, and look to Abraham as our common father in faith (cf. We Remember, V)." [Pope John Paul II, March 23, 2000 address at the Yad Vashem (Holocaust) Museum in Israel. Source: Vatican web site at]


Martin Cothran said...


Hmmmm. I'm going to assume that was my mistake. It is the Village Voice, not the the NYT. I'm going to change the title and references in the post to reflect that and this will serve as the correction.

Thanks for pointing it out.