The Sounds of Fundamentalism: Unnamed Youth Evangelist Illustrates Evangelical Ignorance Concerning Evolution

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This is the one hundred and seventieth installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of an unnamed Evangelical youth evangelist “explaining” evolution to a group of teenagers. The video also shows the evangelist inappropriately touching a teen girl on the front row of the meeting place.

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8 Comments

  1. Ami

    I couldn’t even watch the whole thing. Bullshit detector went off.
    Kills me that he touched that girl and she just laughed. Looked like she felt special because he touched her.
    Gah.

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  2. Ian for a long time

    He seems to have a special affinity for those teenaged girls. I notice he didn’t get close to the boys.

    Even as a believer, I wouldn’t have liked this. It is too infantile. He’s an idiot who thinks he is funny.

    Can’t comment on evolution (since I don’t know a lot about it), except to say things in the ooze weren’t playing baseball and lightning didn’t hit a monkey’s tail. And he has the audacity to say that is how evolution is taught. Seems like he should learn what he is talking about.

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    1. GeoffT

      I couldn’t agree more. I was very perturbed by his over familiarity with the children. Even if he himself isn’t a molester, it demonstrates the acceptance of a pattern of behaviour within the movement.

      His attempt at humour was awful. There’s no doubt that ridicule is a great tool when addressing people who cannot handle evidence. I think here especially of sketches poking fun at fake moon landing and flat earth believers, because in order to believe this nonsense they are, by definition, evidence averse. Trying the reverse, however, like this gibbering idiot, doesn’t work because even slightly informed people are constantly distracted by being able to pick holes in his rant. That’s the trouble with ridicule; it’s only effective against things that are ridiculous, and I’d argue that evolution is one of the most consistently logical explanations of phenomena that exists anywhere.

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    2. maura a hart

      yes he did. he touched the girls freely while looking directly at them as if daring them to object
      and since when does running and waving your arms symbolize empty space
      he does made an exceptional ape however, perhaps there would be a job at a circus for him

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  3. ObstacleChick

    First he needs to stop touching and climbing into the girls’ personal space.

    Second he just sounds like an ignorant guy who has no understanding of science. I wish we could send Bill Nye to talk to these kids

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  4. Trenton

    And some christians wonder why no one takes them seriously

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  5. Connie

    I tried to watch the whole clip, it’s under five minutes so easy peasy, amirite?

    The background noise of ominous grumbling combined with the spheres superimposed over the video to give the impression of falling into a void gave me such a headache I had to stop watching.

    Well visual effects and the mangling of facts. Just listening to the man burble inanely and the kids laughing at the approved spots lets me know the USA is in deep trouble. I’ve no idea of how to combat a legion of faith zombies (other than methods employed by movie heros which don’t translate into reality).

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  6. Brian

    A very disturbing, disturbed display by a man clearly manic in his belief and speaking in terms that clearly reveal his viral infection. He imposes not only his raving stupidity but also his physical lack of respect for people. I shuddered when he put his hand on the first young woman and then shuddered again when he jumped onto their chairs and began picking at them and then, oh, way way shuddered when he took a young woman’s bracelet off and tossed it. Why do you forcibly take items somebody is wearing off like that? What is the message?
    This is a scary, stupid bully believer let loose to harm with Jesus. All of this and more is done in the name of our sweet Saviour.

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