BBC naturalist protests Dutch fundamentalist edit of evolution
London - Renowned British naturalist David Attenborough, who has won worldwide fame for his nature programmes for the BBC, has protested edits of his work by Dutch Christian fundamentalists, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.
Attenborough has asked the BBC to step in to stop a Dutch Christian public broadcasting station that opposes Charles Darwin's ideas from editing out references to evolution in his programmes.
Some Christian fundamentalists oppose the ideas of evolution, saying that God created human beings and all the creatures currently on Earth. They are often referred to as creationists....
1. A usually religious movement or point of view characterized by a return to fundamental principles, by rigid adherence to those principles, and often by intolerance of other views and opposition to secularism.
2. often Fundamentalism An organized, militant Evangelical movement originating in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century in opposition to Protestant Liberalism and secularism, insisting on the inerrancy of Scripture. Adherence to the theology of this movement."
The problem is in the definition today.
it's a bit like many of the other religious terms which have been misconstrued over the years. Eg. "evangelical"
Whereas I would call myself "evangelical" in it's true sense, rather than "fundamentalist" and what it has become.
However even evangelical has been "stolen" by the heretics.
Considering some of the debates we have held on here with someone who identifies with "fundamentlist" - I think I would run a mile from their version of the title.
Seaton, why not? Jesus was a Fundamentalist. He confirmed Genesis,
Matthew 19:3And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? 4And he answered and said, Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, 5and said, For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?"
They could be well within their legal limits, but one should wonder if they should use programs that they have to edit programs to change the meaning of a program that the writer of that program intended?
"Matthew 7:12 12. Therefore all things whatever ye desire that men should do to you, thus do *ye* also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets."
One a creationist want his program changed to espouse Darwinism? (The Dutch Creationists no doubt improved the programs, greatly. )