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Roy Moore: 'Evolution Has So Distorted Our Way of Thinking'

By January 4, 2013

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Do you remember Roy Moore, the disgraced judge who was removed from the Alabama State Supreme Court for refusing to remove an illegal Ten Commandments monument which he placed the state capitol building? He's been elected again to serve on Alabama's Supreme Court and once more he's pushing right-wing propaganda against secularism, evolution, gay marriage, abortion, and everything else that annoys him.

Roy Moore Testifies
Roy Moore Testifies
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Roy Moore's most recent comments were made during an interview with Barbara Moore on City On A Hill Radio. He didn't actually say anything true or valid about any of the subjects he was complaining about, but it's hardly a surprise that he would base his complaints on falsehoods rather than on truth. When was the last time such people ever paid attention to or cared about facts?

Yet this is the person who has been chosen by the people of the state of Alabama to lead their supreme court. What does that say about them and the state they are going to live in? What does that say about what sort of state they want to live in?

Barbara Moore: Judge Moore I want to ask you, as you read the United States Constitution you can see that biblical concepts and precepts are within that Constitution, everything from separation of powers because of the sinful nature of man, and I would think that any Bible believing Christian would feel that when they look at our United States Constitution, wouldn't you say?

Roy Moore: I think they don't and I think there's a reason they don't and I think the reason like you see it maybe because you've studied a little bit but I think it's not evident to those who have lost the knowledge of God. What I mean to say by that is you know we started by teaching history at the beginning of the program and it's like going to football games and seeing who wins and who loses and going to football games and forgetting the rules.

If you know the rules it makes the game more interesting because you know there is some way they get to the end of the game and win or lose and you got to go by the rules. We're not going by the rules because we don't think the rules matter anymore.

Evolution has so distorted our way of thinking. It's not just about where we came from. Of course, we know we were created but they say we evolved from whatever, something out of the ocean, you've got to understand that evolution affects your mental processes.

When you think you have evolved then you think you're better than those who have gone before you. If you're better than those who have gone before you then you won't make the same mistakes, you won't think the same way, you know better, you're smarter. The point is, human nature doesn't change and human nature is what the Constitution sought to restrain.

Source: Right Wing Watch

And of course, no conservative Christian or Creationist ever acts like or thinks that they are better than anyone else, right? What about so-called judges who think they are too good to actually enforce the law and instead presume to enforce their personal religious beliefs?

It's not evolution or any other branch of science that "distorts" a person's thinking. It's religion that distorts a person's thinking -- distorts it to the point where have to deny reality in order to cling to their religion.

January 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm
(1) Hobjob says:

Does he sum up with any greater clarity when sitting on the bench?

Scaaaaary that he is in a position of power.

January 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm
(2) sornord says:

You can’t fix stupid

January 8, 2013 at 1:35 pm
(3) JNick says:

” What does that say about them and the state they are going to live in?” “What does that say about what sort of state they want to live in? ”
As a resident (not native) of Alabama, I feel that I can answer these questions with one sentence.
“Alabama voters will blindly vote against their own best interest in order to keep their ideology of the Republican Party in office–ignorantly unaware that their Party has left them behind.”

January 8, 2013 at 5:32 pm
(4) Kdub says:

Crazy to think that the need for separation of powers is only evident from reading the bible. the fathers of the constitution lived in a time when anybody could see that concentrated power is a bad thing. and not only then but thru so much of history.

January 8, 2013 at 9:21 pm
(5) sven says:

Apparently it hasn’t “distorted” this crazy man’s brain at all. He doesn’t “think” so he is virtually clueless to everyday reality. It’s such a tragedy that ignorant morons like himself can get elected to public office,let alone vote. Sad.

January 9, 2013 at 9:42 am
(6) JTL says:

Can we please outlaw Christianity?

January 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm
(7) Jet says:

Let me get this straight.. he was REMOVED from the same office that he now is back in, and nobody else finds this a little.. odd???
How is someone who is forcibly ejected from an office even ALLOWED to run for that same office again? Haven’t they proved that they cannot properly sit in that office to good effect?

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