Wednesday, January 28, 2009

David Attenborough receives death threats over Darwin Documentary

Considered one of the finest British broadcasters of the last 50 years, Sir David Attenborough is a familiar face on New Zealand television, thanks to his award-winning nature documentaries.

A frequent traveler down-under Attenborough has spent a good part of his life, educating the public and documenting the wonders of the natural world.

So who would threaten to kill this likeable, intelligent ‘wouldn’t hurt a fly’, 82 year old gentleman?

Those ‘loving’, flat-earth Luddites, commonly called ‘The lesser spotted Christian fundamentalist’.

I mean, why should Muslims, have a monopoly on Fatwa’s?

Sir David’s lack of tribute to God in his latest documentary on Darwin, has exposed him to death threats and abusive mail, from this sector of Christianity.

All too conveniently Christians are able to reconcile their beliefs, to include threats to kill the distinguished naturalist, simply for his support of Darwin’s science over their superstitious beliefs in a higher being.

“ They tell me to burn in hell and good riddance," Sir David said during an radio interview about his latest documentary on Charles Darwin and natural selection.

These cuddly unless prodded Christians, want God to receive sole credit for all the marvel & good we see about us , or as Sir David decribes this": "they always mean beautiful things like hummingbirds” , but never the brutility of nature.

"I always reply by saying that I think of a little child in East Africa with a worm burrowing through his eyeball”.

"The worm cannot live in any other way, except by burrowing through eyeballs”.

Speaking about views 2,000 years ago, the self-declared atheist said: "The idea that the Lord had given us a present, that the world is a gift from God... well, the amount of stuff, back then, that the Lord was giving away was limited. We do not have dominion”.

No wonder more and more Kiwi’s are turning-off religion, when they see ‘the hard core’ believers in their raw form.

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