As I currently read through Black Earth which details with the atrocity of Hitler’s worldview and regime as well implications for today, I am interested in a theme which keeps popping up; the conviction Hitler held that said humans are really no different than animals. I don’t suggest that if someone believes this they will become a monster (as Hitler was clearly one) and likewise this is not an anti-evolution rant as I think that Christianity and evolution are not in fact sworn enemies. Rather I am simply reflecting on how a set of ideas can be interpreted so differently by different people. To some the belief that we and animals are equals is a call to repent, a call to respect God’s creation (our fellow creatures); whereas to someone like Hitler such an idea meant that we must become like animals who viciously fight for dominance, competing to survive with blood to pay and no regrets. I would love to hear your thoughts and initial reaction.

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