The first-person account of life for a girl in Nazi Germany and how Hitler declared Sunday "National Youth Day" to take the kids away from parents and church and insure that they would be properly indoctrinated. Hitler was an Atheopath!
The Nazis were absolutely devoted Darwinists but Germans before Hitler were much the same.
Darwinism and Eugenics - the diseased worldview
I don't accept that reasoning. Why do you?
Christianity has its share of so-called preachers putting on shows in which they display their "power with God" or preaching prosperity via sending THEM money!!! Normal Christians cringe at the Benny Hinns and Robert Tiltons, charlatans who convince people to enrich them, fly in private jets, have millions of dollars and are about as Christian as Lenin or Hitler!
Even Richard Dawkins has stated that Darwinian philosophy would make for terrible government and morality at different times.
Jesus said that the two primary points of Christianity were to:
1) Love your neighbor as yourself
2) Love God with all that is in you
Darwinism is based on:
1) Survival of the fittest
2) The strong overpower the weak
So when we look at the foundational morality of Christianity versus Darwinism, we see opposing positions. The United States was built on Christian principles. Hitler's Third Reich and Stalin's Soviet Union were built on Darwinist foundations.
Of course a Darwinist can be a great neighbor and fine fellow and of course a Christian can be a deceptive and selfish person. In both cases they are not acting in accordance with the underlying philosophy of their worldviews. It remains true that the Darwinist worldview is fundamental to Fascism/Socialism/Communism and certainly Machiavellian dictatorship. It remains true that the USA was founded upon Christian principles and we are destroying ourselves by accepting Socialist and Darwinist concepts.
Exactly. And Stalin, Hitler, and the others you listed were going against the theory of evolution as Darwin stated it.
"Darwinism is based on:
1) Survival of the fittest
2) The strong overpower the weak"
Half right. Yes, evolutionary theory is based on "survival of the fittest," but what that means depends on how fitness is defined. Darwin himself argued strongly that for a highly social species such as Homo sapiens, cooperation and mutual support is a better path than competition and conflict. In other words, he argued that for humankind, the strong should support and aid the weak, not that the strong should overpower the weak.
An English gentleman, Darwin would not be in favor of uncouth behavior because of his training. I have a lot of, I don't know, pity, for the guy. He was raised in a home where so-called Christianity was just a ritual to make them acceptable to society. He lost his favorite daughter and considered God to be unjust. His grandfather was a devoted Atheopath. Darwin would never accept what the moral implications of his works meant.
But his cousin Francis Galton certainly did, as did his contemporaries Karl Marx and Thomas Huxley. Social change in a tyrannical and murderous direction was in part due to Darwin's claims and this cannot be disputed. The very words of Marx, Engels and Hitler confirm it. The Socialist Party still maintains Darwin's evolution is a part of their fundamental philosophy.
What evolution claims to be is survival of the fittest and that mutation drives natural selection to change organisms on an upward path. This is not observed but rather organisms are on a downward path - extinctions, mutations, loss of genetic information. I would also say that Darwinism has led to the downward spiral of human morality in the Western world. Depravity and murdering of babies and a frontal assault on Christianity can be laid at Darwin's feet.
Seems to me you missed the essential point of Jon's first post. Should the "so-called preachers" be taken as justification to dismiss the entire Christianity package in its entirety?
I would think not. And I don't think you'd agree with that sentiment either.
But that is exactly the kind of argument you're presenting in posts like these.