The View From 1776
Friday, August 25, 2006
Question of the Day - August 25, 2006
Rabbi Daniel Lapin in his Toward Tradition?Newsletter asks why should the Jewish Anti-Demafation League denounce a TV documentary titled “Darwin?s Deadly Legacy”?
This documentary, released by Coral Ridge Ministries in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “features prominent intellectuals like University of California law professor Phillip Johnson, and scientists with unimpeachable academic credentials like professors Michael Behe and Jonathan Wells,” according to Rabbi Lapin.
Rabbi Lapin writes, “This dazzling production shows how ideas always have consequences, often unintended, and how Darwinism has impacted American culture. ?It discusses how the philosophy of evolution can dehumanize people and how Adolf Hitler, on his own admission, was influenced by Darwinian thought.”
“This is how the ADL blasted the documentary (reportedly, before seeing it): ?This is an outrageous and shoddy attempt by D. James Kennedy to trivialize the horrors of the Holocaust.?? ADL National Director Abe Foxman warns that, ?It must be remembered that D. James Kennedy is a leader among the distinct group of Christian Supremacists who seek to reclaim America for Christ and turn the U.S. into a Christian nation guided by their strange notions of biblical law.?