Young Jessa Duggar, who is just about ready now to maximize her breeding for the furtherance of Christ’s dominion on Earth, has become dumber from visiting Ken Ham’s Creation Museum — and has decided to inflict her ignorance on all of us.
If there really was a worldwide flood (as the Bible speaks of), what would the evidence be? Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. And that’s exactly what we find. Billions of dead things buried in rock layers, laid down by water, all over the earth. An Evolutionist and a Creationist will look at the same thing, but come to different conclusions because of their different starting points.
By ‘different starting points,’ Jessa means that she began with a Bronze Age fairy tale and has selected errant or misleading data points to reinforce it in her mind. Her “proof” here is absolute nonsense: floods produce mixed and mashed detritus, as anyone who has ever seen one knows perfectly well. They do not produce perfectly-segmented, globally-uniform layers of sediment. As the lady in the insurance commercial says, that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works.
I’ve never really understood why the so-called ‘liberal media’ gives a pass to the Duggar family’s sick ideology. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are members of the Quiverfull movement, an overtly-political form of Dominionist Christianity which sees the human uterus as the ultimate voter registration drive. Underneath all the warm, fuzzy family bonding, the purpose of their extreme patriarchy is to outnumber the less-faithful, less-Christian Americans who espouse ‘liberal’ ideas — like, say, empirical science, or a minimum wage — with a horde of idiots tutored in imaginary science and history.
Like, say, Jessa’s poor understanding of Nazi ideology:
I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today…very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed ‘less than human.’ Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are ‘more evolved’ and others ‘less evolved.’ A denying that our Creator–GOD–made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are ‘not fit to live.
Jessa doesn’t mention homosexuals for some reason, even though thousands of them died in the Holocaust. Maybe that’s because her family doesn’t accept ‘alternative lifestyles’ as genetically-predisposed behaviors. In fact, they are intimately linked to a hate group which constantly dehumanizes LGBT Americans in the name of their god. And as we all know, genocide excused in the name of a god is completely different than genocide excused with pseudoscience.
There’s actually nothing about evolution or biology or genetics that excuses racism. Plenty of people have developed unscientific racial theories since Darwin first noticed that species seem to have evolved over time, but none of those studies have passed the rigors of peer review and reproducibility. Whereas evolution itself is one of the most proven theories in science, with tens of millions of fossils collected from those uniform layers that were laid down by time and geology instead of a global flood, there is exactly zero evidence that skin color or ethnic difference determines intelligence or confers special human potential on anyone.
Known by the corrupt term ‘social Darwinism,’ this pseudoscience was not Darwin’s idea, nor was it initially identified with the Nazi Party. Indeed, the first genocide of the 20th Century took place in Africa, not Europe, under Kaiser Wilhelm’s imperial rule, and it too was inspired by the abuses of the Belgian Congo a generation beforehand.
What unites these early genocides is that they were explicitly racial, and that perfectly Christian people thought they were fulfilling their god’s intentions. When the lessons that Germans learned by slaughtering Namibian tribes were later applied to Polish Catholics, it was because they convinced themselves that their Protestant god wanted them to. Maybe Jessa would say this wasn’t ‘correct’ Christianity, but what does she think when she reads about the genocide of the Canaanites? Does she think they must have deserved it, and that her god approves of ethnic cleansing as long as the victims are ‘sinners’?
The Duggars have added eighteen other people to the world, and if they have their way each of those kids will be a ‘success story’ like Jessa.