Creationists in Europe

 Posted by on 11 July 2008 at 5:51 am  Religion
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Danish historian Peter Kjaergaard writes on the disturbing rise of both Christian and Muslim creationists in Europe. In his discussion of the slick, glossy Muslim book Atlas of Creation, he notes:

One of the most astonishing claims in the book is that Charles Darwin — the quiet Victorian gentleman naturalist — was responsible for the worst evils of the 20th century: racism, communism, fascism, Nazism, terrorism and, ultimately, 9/11.

I guess the Muslims weren’t really the ones to blame for 9/11.

Kjaergaard concludes:

One thing is clear: creationism has indeed come to Europe and unfortunately, therefore, we have to take it seriously. We can’t afford to be complacent, or imagine that creationism is just a bizarre and distant American phenomenon. Just as manipulative as the worst of American creationists, European creationists are hard at work and some of them have a lot of money… What we have seen so far is just the beginning.

All the more reason we need to fight for rational education here in America. If mysticism and faith become entrenched in American education, then there’s no reason to believe that other Western countries will be somehow immune.

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