Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sill more on Hitler the creationist

Hitler used creationist arguments that creationists adore.

From 'Mein Kampf' Volume 1 Chapter 11

'The consequence of this racial purity, universally valid in Nature, is not only the sharp outward delimitation of the various races, but their uniform character in themselves. The fox is always a fox, the goose a goose, the tiger a tiger, etc., and the difference can lie at most in the varying measure of force, strength, intelligence, dexterity, endurance, etc., of the individual specimens. But you will never find a fox who in his inner attitude might, for example, show humanitarian tendencies toward geese, as similarly there is no cat with a friendly inclination toward mice.'

More on Hitler the creationist

From Mein Kampf - Volume 2 Mein Kampf

"Thus for the first time a high inner purpose is accredited to the State. In face of the ridiculous phrase that the State should do no more than act as the guardian of public order and tranquillity, so that everybody can peacefully dupe everybody else, it is given a very high mission indeed to preserve and encourage the highest type of humanity which a beneficent Creator has bestowed on this earth."

"And, further, they ought to be brought to realize that it is their bounden duty to give to the Almighty Creator beings such as He himself made to His own image."

Still Christians like Lee Strobel lend their names to TV programmes trying to show that Hitler believed Darwin's theory that man descended from creature that were not Homo sapiens

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hitler the creationist

Occasionally, some creationist Christians try to make out that Hitler believed that men descended from apes.

Hitler, of course, was a creationist, at least as far as human beings were concerned.

Hitler explicity rejected Darwinism and the evolution of man.

From Hitler's Tischgespraeche for the night of the 25th to 26th 1942 'Woher nehmen wir das Recht zu glauben, der Mensch sei nicht von Uranfaengen das gewesen , was er heute ist? Der Blick in die Natur zeigt uns, dass im Bereich der Pflanzen und Tiere Veraenderungen und Weiterbildungen vorkommen. Aber nirgends zeigt sich innherhalb einer Gattung eine Entwicklung von der Weite des Sprungs, den der Mensch gemacht haben muesste, sollte er sich aus einem affenartigen Zustand zu dem, was er ist, fortgebildet haben.'

And in the entry for 27 February 1942 , Hitler says 'Das, was der Mensch von dem Tier voraushat, der veilleicht wunderbarste Beweis fuer die Ueberlegenheit des Menschen ist, dass er begriffen hat, dass es eine Schoepferkraft geben muss.'

Hitler also wrote 'Die zehn Gebote sind Ordnungsgesetze, die absolut lobenswert sind.'

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Gnostic denigration of the flesh

Did Paul believe in the resurrection of the flesh?

Hardly. He regarded flesh as synonymous with evil, lust , immorality and sin.

He expounds many times on why flesh is evil, and why flesh in itself was an enemy of God.

'There is nothing good in my flesh' - Paul in Romans 7.

'For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.'

'For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh' Paul in Galatians 5.

These are not the words of a person who believes in the sort of flesh and blood resurrection described in the Gospels.

Gary Habermas and the facts about the resurrection

There is a Christian apologist called Gary Habermas.

In his book, 'The Risen Jesus & Future Hope', Habermas claims that there are many facts that are undisputed about the resurrection of Jesus.

Of course, many of his supposed facts are hotly disputed.

I noticed that he left one totally undisputed fact out. It is a fact because the earliest Christian writer Paul is writing about the beliefs of early Christians.

Letters written by early Christians claiming certain beliefs about Jesus are proof of what early Christians really did believe.

Just as letters written by Moonies today are proof that Moonies really do believe that the Reverend Moon is the Messiah.

Paul claimed that many early Christian converts to Jesus-worship believed the Old Testament scriptures , yet still scoffed at the idea of a corpse rising.

Why would Habermas leave out the well-documented belief of many early Christians that corpses stay in the ground and that the dead are lost?