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Kent Hovind and the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion

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To what an extent the whole existence of this people is based on a continuous lie is shown incomparably by the Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion, so infinitely hated by the Jews. ... Anyone who examines the historical development of the last hundred years from the standpoint of this book will at once understand the screaming of the Jewish press. For once this book has become the common property of a people, the Jewish menace may be considered as broken.
Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. XI.

Thousands, perhaps even tens of thousands, of Jews have died because of this infamous forgery.
Rabbi Joseph Teluskin - Jewish Literacy

Creationists believe that the theory of evolution is a big lie. In fact, they believe that a major part of contemporary science (such as "uniformitarian" geology or Big Bang cosmology) is founded on lies. But then who are the liars? And why do they lie? It seems Kent Hovind knows the answer. There are reports here and here of him endorsing the so-called Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, the hoax perpetrated in the beginning of the 20th century, that has been responsible for many of the crimes and injustices done to the Jewish people.

I decided to ask Hovind about the matter and sent him the following e-mail:

From:       "Atheologian" <atheolog@mail.ru>
To:            kent@drdino.com
Date:       Thu, 01 Nov 2001 14:36:36 +1080000
Subject:   I have a question.

Dear Mr. Hovind,

what is your official position on the so-called "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion"?

What is your position on Paluxy "mantracks" claims?

And here's what I received several months later:

From:      "Dr. Kent Hovind" <Kent@drdino.com>
To:            "'atheolog@mail.ru'" <atheolog@mail.ru>
Date:        Fri, 8 Feb 2002 13:21:51 -0600
Subject:   RE: I have a question.


Is this what they call the "sound of silence"?  I think such a non-reply corroborates the aforementioned reports about Hovind and the Protocols.

It's not surprising that Hovind would endorse such a hoax, for anybody who has read the Protocols knows that they paint Jews as being responsible for the rise of Darwinism:

"The goyim are not guided by practical use of unprejudiced historical observation, but by theoretical routine without any critical regard for consequent results. We need not, therefore, take any account of them - let them amuse themselves until the hour strikes, or live on hopes of new forms of enterprising pastime, or on the memories of all they have enjoyed. For them let that play the principal part which we have persuaded them to accept as the dictates of science (theory). It is with this object in view that we are constantly, by means of our press, arousing a blind confidence in these theories. The intellectuals of the goyim will puff themselves up with their knowledges and without any logical verification of them will put into effect all the information available from science, which our agents have cunningly pieced together for the purpose of educating their minds in the direction we want. Do not suppose for a moment that these statements are empty words: think carefully of the successes we arranged for Darwinism, Marxism, Nietzsche-ism. To us [Jews], at any rate, it should be plain to see what a disintegrating importance these directives have had upon the minds of the goyim." (Protocol 2)

Let me sum it up: the Protocols claim that "goyim" who accept Darwinism do so because Jews have persuaded these uncritical, illogical creatures, full of pride because of their false knowledge and brainwashed by the media, to accept the dictates of science regarding evolution (which is, of course, just a theory).

Now, where have we heard this one before? Could it be that the above passage from the Protocols is the direct source of much of today's creationists' rhetoric?

Anyway, for Kent Hovind and other loons who think that the Protocols are authentic, this passage presents no problem. But those more intelligent creationists who agree that this is indeed a hoax are also forced to agree that it was perpetrated by someone who knew that anti-evolutionists would happily swallow it.

To learn more about the Protocols click on the book cover to visit Amazon.Com where you can purchase Warrant for Genocide.

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