"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and
acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Why Did James J. Lee Do It?
Neo-Darwinism to Blame?
did James J Lee storm the Discovery channel headquarters with a gun and
home-made bombs fastened to his chest, and make statements and demands
"Saving the Planet means saving what's left of
the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means
stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies!
You're the media, you can reach enough people. It's your responsibility because you reach so many minds!!!"
"Civilization must be exposed for the filth it
is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed.
Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and
the human population goes down!"
environment and the remaining species diversity of the planet is now
your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions,
Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles,
Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.
The humans? The planet does not need humans."
Obviously, Lee valued animal life more than human life.
Why? He appears to have been an evolutionist, since he wanted to place
an "evolutionary biologist" on the judging panel of his
proposed Discovery Channel TV show.
being an evolutionist does not mean that a person will automatically
value animal life more than human life. Nor does it automatically make
someone a militant environmentalist, any more than being a Muslim does
not automatically make someone a terrorist. But when we accept certain
propositions, logic can naturally follows it's course. It seems
that Lee accepted the following propositions, and logically followed a
line of reasoning similar to this:
merely evolved primates. What right do we humans have to be here
over any other species?
destroying the ecosystem of our planet.
The ecosystem is
more important than any one single species.
because they pollute and consume the environment, are not good.
They are "filthy."
In order to save
life on our planet (and since we have not found life anywhere else
in the universe, there is nothing more valuable than our
planet), the proliferation of humans MUST be stopped.
No one is listening
to me. So I must resort to violence to get them to listen, in
order to save the planet!
Other species of
animals use violence all the time. Cheetah eat deer; fish eat
fish; owls eat rabbits. So in the grand scheme of things, there is
really nothing wrong with me using violence for a cause as noble
as saving the planet!
Lee, no doubt,
thought his beliefs were true and noble, just as the attackers of the
World Trade Center did. Surely, Lee thought that he was acting
You see, no matter
how much some may try to pretend it isn't true, evolutionary beliefs
have logical consequences!
Rusty Entrekin is a theology graduate of
Louisiana College. He and his wife Julie have seven children, with four
still at home, and four grandchildren. Currently, he resides in Kennesaw,
GA. He writes apologetic and theological articles to help people come to
know Christ and grow closer to the Lord.