Monday, April 7, 2008

Lying for Mohammed

You may never see a more astonishing collection of outright lies, distortions and pure fabrications than have been compiled in this film “The Collapse of Athiesm” by the Turkish creationist Adnan Oktar (aka Harun Yahya) who takes the rather novel approach of contending that scientific discoveries and political developments of the last century have not only proven the existence of God, but have also led to the collapse of atheism.

Here’s just one whopper to give you a taste of what’s included in the film:

“Scientists in many western countries, particularly the United States, today reject Darwinism in favour of the theory of Intelligent Design. The reason for that is that the scientific facts show that life emerged with design, not by chance. In short, science once again confirms the fact that God created all living things.”

Here again is something that the Christian fundamentalists have in common with their Islamic counterparts: they’re completely shameless liars.

According to Wikipedia, Oktar’s ironically-named Science Research Foundation (SRF, or BAV in Turkish) spearheaded an effort to attack Turkish academics who taught evolutionary theory. A number of faculty members were harassed, threatened and slandered in fliers that labeled them “Maoists” for teaching evolution. In 1999, six of the professors won a civil court case against the SRF for defamation and were each awarded a large sum of money. Nonetheless, the effect of the SRF’s campaign has been to discourage anyone in the Turkish Academy of Sciences to speak out against the creationist movement for fear they’ll be attacked by the radical Islamists and the BAV.

There’s something you’re not likely to hear from the folks behind the new film “Expelled”…