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(1,000 points to the first Shaker to send me photographic evidence of having received 50 copies of this special edition of Origin of Species to "hand out at a university.")
This video absolutely slays me. I can't decide if my favorite part is "Sixty one percent…That's sixty-one percent!" or "So who isn't gonna take it and say, 'Thank you very much'?" or the incandescently spectacular contention that "an entire generation" is being brainwashed by 61% (that's 61%!) of the professors in only two disciplines at only fifty universities. Those are some powerful profs, yo!
Kirk Cameron: Are you concerned about what's happening to our country? One by one, we're being stripped of our God-given liberties. Our kids can no longer pray in public, they can no longer freely open a Bible in school, the Ten Commandments are no longer allowed to be displayed in public places, and the Gideons are not even allowed to give away Bibles in schools.
Did you know that a recent study revealed that in the top 50 universities in our country, in the fields of psychology and biology, sixty-one percent of the professors describe themselves as atheists or agnostics? That's sixty-one percent! No wonder atheism has doubled in the last twenty years among nineteen- to twenty-five-year-olds. An entire generation is being brainwashed by atheistic evolution without even hearing the alternative! And it's radically changing the culture of our nation.
There's only one way to change the heart of a nation—and that is to change the sinful heart of the individual, and that's through the power of the Gospel. Only God can take the sinful heart of a man or a woman and cause them to love that which is right and just and good.
Now listen to this: On November 21st, 2009, the world will celebrate the one-hundred-and-fiftieth year since the publication of Charles Darwin's book, Origin of Species. Now when my friend Ray Comfort heard about this, and that the book was public domain, he actually wrote a fifty-page introduction for the book which gives the history of evolution, a timeline of Darwin's life, Adolph Hitler's undeniable connection with the theory, Darwin's racism, his disdain for women, and Darwin's thoughts on the existence of God, and put them in the book.
It also lists the theory's many hoaxes; it exposes the unscientific belief that nothing created everything; it points to the incredible structure of DNA, and the absence of any species-to-species transitional forms actually found in the fossil record. It then presents a balanced view of creationism, with information from scientists who actually believe that God created the universe!—such as Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Louis Pasteur, and Johannes Kepler. And most importantly, this introduction presents a very clear Gospel message.
On Thursday, November 19th, just a few days before the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the book, fifty thousand copies of this special publication will be freely given out at those Top 50 universities. Now think of it: In one day, the Gospel, and a clear presentation of intelligent design, will be placed in the hands of fifty thousand of our future doctors, lawyers, and politicians.
And we're working with Campus Crusade for Christ, Answers in Genesis, and the Alliane Defense Fund to get copies of Darwin's Origin of Species into the hands of this generation. And all we want to do is present the opposing and correct view, rather than being censored—which is exactly the case at present. These students aren't stupid—they should be given both sides of the argument and allowed to make up their own mind, right? We think that's healthy.
This is a beautiful, three-hundred-and-four-page, full-color cover edition of Darwin's famous Origin of Species book, that will be given away free, on the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the book! So who isn't gonna take it and say, "Thank you very much"?
There's nothing to fear! Ray Comfort and I are going to a local university to give away a thousand free copies ourselves on November 19th. And we're very excited to do this. Listen, for instance, to UC Berkeley's policy right here in California: Their own website says anyone is free to distribute non-commercial materials in any outdoor area of the campus. Besides, what are they really gonna do? Ban the Origin of Species?! That'd be big news—especially when their own bookstore sells it for $29.99.
So get a hold of a hundred, or five hundred, or a thousand copies, for yourself or for your church, and go to your university. We'll give you a free poster and a clear and a simple strategy: Go there as a team and get the Gospel into the hands of this generation, the hands of future doctors, lawyers, and politicians. Remember: This is America. It's still the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave. And this is a life and death issue.
Ray Comfort: We've had a number of requests from people asking if we could expand our giveaway from fifty to a hundred universities. We want to be able to do that, but we need to act quickly. Have more books printed. To date, we know of a hundred and thirty yard sales that are being held across the country to raise money to try to make this happen. One millionaire has said he'll match the biggest donation given to the project. Those who would like to help us reach that goal can get details on living waters dot com. Please be in prayer for us. Thank you for listening.
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