A Christian evangelist and best-selling author of dozens of books has a tip for scientists who have launched a study of the DNA of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza, searching for an “evil” gene.
It’s already been found.
“These scientists can’t see the forest for the trees, and this is what happens when there is a clash of two worldviews,” said Ray Comfort, who recently released “The Beatles, God and the Bible,” about the spirituality of the Fab Four, along with an accompanying movie, “Genius.”
The project exposes the theological side of the Beatles, offering unique and fascinating insight into the spirituality of the world’s most famous rock band.
He continued, “Secular humanity says that mankind is basically good, and if someone does something evil (such as mass murder), they’ve gone off the rails and there must therefore be a reason for the moral failure.
“Perhaps he was bullied as a youth, didn’t have a father figure, lost his job, or was jilted by a girlfriend,” Comfort said. “When that didn’t fit this profile scientists decided to go on a ridiculous search for an ‘evil’ gene, so that the gene can be blamed.”
It was revealed in a recent report in the Daily Mail that the study of Lanza’s DNA was ordered by Connecticut Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver, who carried out post-mortems on the 20 children and six adults killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting rampage.
The report said Carver has contacted geneticists at University of Connecticut to do the work.
The report said, “Geneticists said they are likely looking at Lanza’s DNA to detect a mutation or abnormality that could increase the risk of aggressive or violent behavior. They could analyze Lanza’s entire genome in great detail and try to find any unexpected mutations.”
Arthur Beaudet, of Baylor College of Medicine, said such studies are needed, “because there are ‘some mutations that are known to be associated with at least aggressive behavior if not violent behavior.’”
“By studying genetic abnormalities we can learn more about conditions better and who is at risk and what might be dramatic treatments,” Beaudet said in the report.
But Comfort, who revealed in his “Genius” movie that most of the 15 California young people who were interviewed admitted they would murder for money, said the explanation isn’t complicated.
“The Bible’s worldview is radically different. It says we all have an evil gene and it’s called ‘sin.’ It’s us, not the genes, that are to blame. If that is a bitter pill to swallow, watch the news tonight for evidence that man is basically evil,” Comfort said.
“You will read and hear of rapes, murders, adultery, greed, pornography, hatred, torture, lying, stealing, blasphemy, and that’s just the tiny tip of a massive iceberg,” Comfort said. “There’s corruption in politics, in churches, in businesses, in sports – in every sphere of society, and all that evil starts in the human being, not in some isolated evil gene.
“Adam Lanza was a normal sinful human being, and he decided he would commit mass murder. That’s it. It’s horrific. It’s tragic, but it happens every day on a smaller scale,” Comfort said.
“We have to stop looking elsewhere for the problem, and do some thorough introspection. American will never get on its feet, until she first gets on her knees,” he said.
Comfort, who also is a movie producer and is based in Los Angeles, explains that John Lennon once said, “I’m a most religious fellow … I was brought up a Christian and I only now understand some of the things that Christ was saying in those parables.”
The project is the second book in a series of cultural and religious exposés, and Comfort takes a trip down Abbey Road with Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, showing the evolution of their spirituality. From the height of their fame in 1965, when all four Beatles professed to be atheists, Comfort sheds light on how each member started singing a different tune when it came to their spirituality as time marched on.
The book recounts the years before the Beatles were formed – John met Paul at a church function – their march to creating worldwide Beatlemania and the spiritual lives of each member after the breakup.
“With countless books having been written on the Beatles, it’s great to see one addressing this vital and fascinating topic,” said J. Jackson, the lead singer of ApologetiX. “The Fab Four had an enormous spiritual influence on the world, but what about their own spiritual influences? Ray Comfort approaches that topic with the same passion and research we’ve come to expect from him in everything he does.”
Comfort is the founder, president, and CEO of Living Waters Publications. After relocating from New Zealand to Southern California in the late 1980s, Comfort introduced pastors and churches to a biblical teaching he called “Hell’s best kept secret.”
The enthusiastic response that followed took Comfort’s Living Waters Publications ministry to a whole new level. From humble beginnings, LWP has become an internationally recognized ministry, reaching the lost and equipping Christians with every necessary resource to fulfill the great commission.
Comfort is the co-host, with Kirk Cameron, of the award-winning television program “The Way of the Master,” which airs in 70 countries.
Comfort is a best-selling author of more than 60 books, including “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence, But You Can’t Make Him Think,” “Hitler, God, and the Bible” and “Nothing Created Everything: The Scientific Impossibility of Atheistic Evolution.”
Comfort’s look at John Lennon: