If you have starred in a movie that has had millions of YouTube views and has been shown on international television by more than a dozen networks, then you qualify as a famous atheist.
This one, howeve, is only known by his first name. He is “Steve,” the black-hating, Jew-hating, Hitler-loving, foul-mouthed, America-hating, neo-Nazi atheist, with a 14-inch blue Mohawk hairstyle. He was the opening character in the movie “180,” and he was nasty. Steve isn’t the sort of person you would like to meet in a dark alley (or in a light alley).
What wasn’t evident in “180” was the motivation for his hatred of blacks and Jews.
Steve was a strong believer in Darwinian evolution, and he didn’t hesitate to take it to its logical conclusion. He said that white races were on top, and on the bottom were the Jews and blacks. Like Charles Darwin, he believed that the black races were closer to gorillas than the white races. Perhaps he read this in Darwin’s first book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life.” After the fifth print, the title was shortened to, “Origin of Species.” For obvious reasons, the “favored races” wording was dropped.
If Steve didn’t get his racist views directly from Charles Darwin, he may have got them for one of Darwin’s top students, Adolf Hitler. Steve said that he loved Hitler, because he put Darwinian evolution into practice. Darwin said that the law of nature is survival of the fittest. So Hitler killed those he thought were unfit to survive – those who he referred to as “useless eaters.” The Germans were fit to live, and those who weren’t were Jews, Blacks, Gypsies, homosexuals, the mentally and physically handicapped – all 11 million of them.
If you are an atheist and a believer in evolution, this is no big deal, because you believe that there’s no ultimate right or wrong. What Hitler did, he did legally, and therefore, there was no violation of societal law. So a staunch believer in evolution can’t make any moral judgments about the Holocaust. He can’t say that what Adolf Hitler did was morally wrong, because there is no measuring rod for him to use. The best he can say is that he wouldn’t kill millions of human beings because that’s not his personal preference. There is only what society says is right and wrong, and that changes with societies.
This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.
A quick preview of “180” can be seen below, including a clip of “Steve”: