7th April 2006
Christian Voice has incurred the ire of the British National Party after exposing the BNP’s secularism, Darwinism, paganism and racism on its website: http://www.christianvoice.org.uk/Alerts/alert003.html
An intemperate email sent on 'Wednesday 5th April 2006 by one Dr Phil Edwards, Press Officer of the BNP, accused Christian Voice of ‘un Christian (sic) hatred’ and ‘supreme ignorance’ of both ‘BNP policy’ and ‘science based genetic evolutionary theory’.
When challenged on the latter point, Dr Edwards responded yesterday that the BNP’s position ‘that white people are more highly evolved than blacks’ is ‘a conclusion derived over 100 years of medical and scientific research.’ He asked for evidence that black people ‘are as evolved as us’.
Nailing the BNP’s colours even firmer to the secularist mast, Dr Edwards (whose real name according to a number of websites is Stuart Russell) told Stephen Green, National Director of Christian Voice: ‘If you don't believe in Darwinian evolution then you are even dafter than you appear.’
Stephen Green said today: ‘Now we know for certain both that the BNP is inherently racist and that its racism is based firmly on anti-Christian Darwinian evolutionary theory. The Bible is intellectually coherent throughout in saying firstly that we are all descended from common ancestors Adam and Eve (Gen 1:27-28) and then that the human race is “of one blood” (Acts 17:26) and one “whole family” (Eph 3:15). It is that understanding which drove the evangelical Christian, William Wilberforce, to campaign unceasingly for the abolition of slavery. We are due to celebrate the bi-centenary of his triumph, the abolition of the slave trade, on 25th March next year.
‘The BNP too is intellectually coherent. If you accept Darwin’s theory, then it follows that different parts of the human race (if Darwinists can indeed talk of the “human race” at all) will be at different stages of evolution, and indeed, may well have evolved from different apes. For example, the German evolutionist Klaatsch suggested in 1923 in his book The Evolution and Progress of Mankind that Caucasians were evolved chimpanzees, the Orientals were descended from orang-utans while Africans came from gorillas.
‘I have to say, I found it difficult before all this to see how any true Christian could have anything to do with the British National Party. Now I should say it is impossible. That leaves those who have inadvertently become involved with the BNP’s recently-created front organization, the so-called Christian Council of Britain, up the creek not so much without a paddle, but without any form of boat at all.
‘If there are genuine Christians still in the BNP in the mistaken belief that the Party is in some way defending the United Kingdom’s Christian heritage, what has emerged over the last few days leaves them with no option but to tear up their membership cards and get out.’
(1) EMAIL EXCHANGE:
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:41 AM
Subject: On the BNP
Dear Green, (sic)
One of our members advised me to look at your piece on the BNP - I'm so pleased that we have been able to draw out your particular form of un Christian hatred and your supreme ignorance - not just on matters of BNP policy but also on your total ignorance of science based genetic evolutionary theory.
Needless to say we will NOT be publicising your rant and will leave it to rot in the obscurity which your organisation so readily provides.
Dr Phil Edwards BNP National Press Officer
Reply sent 8/04/06 at 8.21 am:
Dear Dr Edwards,
Thank you for your email. Not that obscure, eh, for you to take such interest in our piece? Anyway, thanks for confirming the BNP belief that white people are more highly evolved than black.
Stephen Green, M.A
Wernlwyd, Pen-y-bont, Carmarthen, SA33 6QN.
01994 484544 / 07931 490050
National Director, Christian Voice
To: "Christian Voice" <Stephen@christianvoice.org.uk>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 10:52 AM
Subject: Re: On the BNP
It's not our belief that white people are more highly evolved than blacks - it's a conclusion derived over 100 years of medical and scientific research - and where's the evidence they are as evolved as us? If you don't believe in Darwinian evolution then you are even dafter than you appear. there's no helping you. Well done in associating youselves with the Marxist terrorists and paedophiles of the SWP. (sic)
Phil Edwards MSc, PhD.
BNP National Press Officer
(2) WHAT CHARLES DARWIN BELIEVED
It may be true that Darwin opposed slavery, but equally, he said that one of the strongest pieces of evidence for evolution was the existence of living 'primitive races' (‘missing links’ were not thought of as missing at all in Darwin’s day, but alive and living in Africa and aboriginal Australia). Darwin (born in 1809, three years after the abolition of the slave trade) placed these evolutionarily between the 'civilized races of man' and the gorilla. Thirty-seven years after the publication of The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life (1859) Darwin wrote, in The Descent of Man:
'At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace, the savage races throughout the world. At the same time, the anthropomorphous apes. . . will no doubt be exterminated. The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a more civilized state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the Negro or Australian and the gorilla. ... It has often been said ... that man can resist with impunity the greatest diversities of climate and other changes; but this is true only of the civilized races. Man in his wild condition seems to be in this respect almost as susceptible as his nearest allies, the anthropoid apes, which have never yet survived long, when removed from their native country.' (Darwin, Charles, 1871, republished 1896. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex; The Works of Charles Darwin, D. Appleton and Company, New York (First edition by AMS Press, 1972) pp 241-242)
In the sixth chapter of The Descent of Man, Darwin speculated that ‘survival of the fittest’ pressures would eventually eliminate both the black race, which he considered inferior, and other 'lower races'. In addition, he concluded:
'I could show [that war had] done and [is] doing [much] . . . for the progress of civilization . . . The more civilized so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date . . . an endless number of lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world.' (Loc cit p343)
With acknowledgements to: http://www.biblebelievers.net/CreationScience/kjcevol1.htm