Fox News will air anything anti-science, unchallenged

The latest?

“You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust… Dark periods of history is what we arrive at when we leave God out of the equation.”

via Fox News guest: Scientific ‘enlightenment and reason’ led to the Holocaust | The Raw Story.

This comes from the leader of the conservative group Concerned Women for American, Penny Nance. How odd she doesn’t realize the role Christianity played in the Holocaust… or the pogroms, or the host of other murderous sprees against the Jews in Europe before the Holocaust. Luther had the support of a good deal of the German Christians and many American ones at that. Science made it easier, more succinct – but Christianity gave Hitler the theological allowance.

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

3 thoughts on “Fox News will air anything anti-science, unchallenged

  1. As bad as this is, you’ll find even worse haymaking on the fact and nature of the Enlightenment in the writings of John Milbank and Stanley Hauerwas. (I’m not exaggerating.)

  2. Beating. My. Head. Against. Wall.

    The American Revolution was a product of the Enlightenment. But I guess we’ll ignore that part.

    A lot more than the Holocaust, which is a throwback to ancient persecution more than an Enlightenment phenomenon.

  3. As usual, the propaganda masters at Fox News have presented a half-truth. The Holocaust was a product of science. They just conveniently forgot to mention that Hitler borrowed many of his ideas from the United States.
    On this side of the Atlantic, the Stanford Binet Intelligence Test and the precursor of Planned Parenthood were also products of the same drive to produce a master race using scientific methods. So, too, was compulsory sterilization of those perceived to be either inferior or misfits. It was all so logical – or so it seemed to the ruling elites of their day. Even today, there are those inclined to believe that Hitler was merely a fly in the ointment of perfection.

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