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Ron Paul Doesn’t Accept Evolution

Posted on Dec 22, 2007
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The one and only anti-war Republican presidential candidate didn’t raise his hand when asked who doesn’t believe in evolution, but it turns out he may have wanted to. In this clip, Paul responds to a question about the incident by saying that it was an “inappropriate question,” but that “I think it’s a theory—theory of evolution—and I don’t accept it.”

Paul hasn’t been hiding his religious convictions. He wrote back in 2003 that the “secular Left” has been waging a war on religion and Christmas and that “[t]he notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers.”

And in case you think Truthdig has nothing nice to say about Ron Paul, read our own voice from the “secular Left,” Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer—who believes in the separation of church and state, it’s true—cheering for the libertarian from Texas.

Hat tip for the clip and the war-on-religion article goes to The Largest Minority.

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By BadMan, December 23, 2007 at 3:35 am Link to this comment

LOL @ All the hate on this thread. RON PAUL 2008. Truthdig is afraid hilary and obama might lose votes to this future president and they are working overtime.

Nice try guys.

RON PAUL 2008, BETTER THAN ANY ALTERNATIVE NO MATTER WHAT….............................

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By Logician, December 23, 2007 at 1:39 am Link to this comment

Oh, come now.  Is this really news?  Any internet check can reveal this cromagnon’s idiot quest.  Any person of intelligence and education should have already have had their eye on this closest theocrat’s lust for power. He appeals only to those quasi-intellectuals who love to quote him while never actually checking up on his statements. 

“Throughout our nations’s history, churches have done what no government can ever do, namely teach morality and civility.”  (2003, “The War on Religion”)  This outright lie appeals to those too stupid to even remember the word ‘slavery’ in America’s past.  Thousands of preachers gave thousands of sermons in support of slavery, integration, etc., and even now call for the death of gays, ‘evolutionists’, you name it.  That is not morality, that is not civility.  The churches of America stand as no other other example than the very worst of humanity.

As for this clip, of course he cannot support nor believe in evolution.  He cannot accept that the “creator” he “knows” is a figment of his own neurosis.  This man is sick, twisted, and just exactly what the freaky backwoods inbreeds of this country want: “a purdy-soundin’ dude who can put those ‘evilutionists’ in their place.”

Beginning his meetings with prayer the fool reveals he cannot even follow the filthy little tract he wishes to control others with:

“When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them.” (Matthew 6:5, Power Mad Pederasts’ Handbook)

Make no mistake, this filthy little book so many fascists like Paul and his ilk use to justify their sick lusts has no legitimacy for me, but when it is waved in my face to justify any tyranny, I can and will slap the hypocrites with it.

To those who think this man is the answer to ANY political question: do yourselves and your country a favor, READ, get educated, and check up the philosophy, both political and personal, of this dirty, angry, and dangerous little man.  You will, after reading many more examples of this crazy man’s rantings, find yourself quite disgusted.

For he is neither knowledgable of this country’s “Founding Fathers” he so lovingly misquotes, distorts, and lies about, nor does he have any intention of following their right path.

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By Sam, December 23, 2007 at 1:22 am Link to this comment
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Who cares!  Focusing on crap like this is why “we the people” keep getting crap for government.  Focus on the issues the matter.

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By B. Young, December 23, 2007 at 1:17 am Link to this comment
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He is the only candidate that I have no problem with not believing in Evolution. Why? because he is not going to push anything but the constitution.

I will take Ron Paul over any other candidate by far.

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By Oliver, December 23, 2007 at 1:17 am Link to this comment
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Well…that’s a crying shame, I’ll admit.

Still. I’d like to think that his stance on the word of the constitution might well render his spiritual beliefs moot in most ways. This has already be hashed over vis-a-vis his view on abortion.

The fact that he believes in a “creator” really has nothing to do with being President. And he knows it.

So I personally don’t give a damn: it’s his personal business. As long as he holds the principles of the Constitution above his personal spiritualism (or whatever you want to call it) and acts responsibly, then no-one else should give a damn either. Given that this sort of whim-of-the-president vs Constitutional-law conflict is the basis of his platform, I don’t see a problem.

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By Derek Lindros, December 23, 2007 at 1:06 am Link to this comment
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Sorry to cut/paste but I post by accident on the links site instead of yours wink

You’ve been picked up by Google news, this should be interesting wink

As a stranger to your blog and knowing nothing beyond this entry as well as a Ron Paul supporter I’d like to add my anonymous $0.02.

I’m an atheist myself and the answer Ron gave was satisfactory. One of my pet hobbies is the whole evo/cr subject and imho it’s never been about the science itself to most of the creationists I debate, they are instead putting forth the argument that “Science” is as much an ideology as “Religion”.

Which is a question best left to the philosophers… and Politicians of late.

I have found that it doesn’t matter how hard you push it usually winds up somewhere on middle ground which is evolution does indeed exist but that “God” may still get to be the one that lite the fuse. I always considered the matter settled if whomever I’m debating can to at least that, agree.

Merry Christmas!

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By Brian, December 23, 2007 at 12:41 am Link to this comment
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Like there are only two choices. Please.  I don’t accept creationism nor evolution.  Both are unproven ridiculous theories.  The answer lies in between.

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