Tom Willis Has a Problem

Remember Lauri Lebo discussing the social costs of confronting religious intolerance in her book, “The Devil in Dover”? Did you think that the problem was confined to rural Pennsylvania?

Here’s Tom Willis, one of the architects of the evolution and cosmology-less science standards in the state of Kansas back in 1999:

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The arrogance displayed by the evolutionist class is totally unwarrented [sic]. The facts warrent [sic] the violent expulsion of all evolutionists from civilized society. I am quite serious that their danger to society is so great that, in a sane society, they would be, at a minimum, denied a vote in the administration of the society, as well as any job where they might influence immature humans, e.g., scout, or youth, leader, teacher and, obviously, professor. Oh, by the way… What is the chance evolutionists will vote or teach in the Kingdom of God? But, of course, I myself, am not deluded. “Kingdom Now” theology notwithstanding, I have no expectations that such a proposal will ever be implemented, for the simple reason that delusion is ordained by God to reign until Christ returns. (2 Thess 2:10)

That’s simply odious. And… he considers theistic evolutionists to be worse, if that is possible.

Religious intolerance of the sort promoted by Willis and various other antievolutionists needs to be confronted and repudiated.

Wesley R. Elsberry

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10 thoughts on “Tom Willis Has a Problem

  • 2008/06/11 at 1:29 pm

    That’s simply odious.

    An excellent choice of word. Indeed it is.

  • 2008/06/11 at 2:48 pm

    Conversely, should those who don’t comprehend science be allowed to vote?

  • 2008/06/12 at 7:32 pm

    Willis is disgusting and stupid.

  • 2008/06/14 at 11:33 am

    I’ll bet even some militant evolutionists would agree on the principle when it comes to not allowing certain groups to vote. However, Tom Wills and any others are wrong, taxpayers and those of age are a diverse group of people in America, therefore they should be allowed to vote.

    Also, Tom Wills has a faulty interpretation of John 18:36.

  • 2008/06/14 at 1:54 pm

    The polar extremes in any argument will be just that, extreme. I’ll gladly give a rhetorical kick in the behind to anybody recognizable that you hand me a link showing them urging disenfranchisement of antievolutionists or flat-earthers.

  • 2008/06/19 at 10:16 pm

    FYI I majored in Civil War history in college (BA history 1974) and couldn’t resist emailing Willis asking him to specify his claim that slavery advocates used evolutionary justifications (I knew of no such instances in all my study of the issues). Willis promptly replied that while he could do so, he declined to on the grounds that his discussion would grow to book length to cover it properly. He then switched gears and went on for several pages about the Marxism/Nazism/evolution connection and even longer defending the noble qualities of Biblical servitude laws. It is often quite illuminating to ask a straightforward question of someone who can’t think clearly; their replies will usually clarify just why they can’t think clearly.

  • 2009/01/30 at 12:41 pm

    Only solution: brain wash

  • 2009/01/30 at 12:43 pm

    solution: volontary brain wash

  • 2009/01/30 at 12:51 pm

    Those people should frequent scientific bible research workshops so to recognize that their so-called holy book of absolute truth has not been dictated or written by a superior spirit. They will see how many differing versions by the disciples exist and how many errors have been made in the course of the various translations of this book. It is the product on the market of which the expiration date is surpassed by long. It should be taken from the sales shelves.

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