Skip to comments.Director Affleck Casts Literal Bible Believers as 'Neanderthals'
Posted on 06/08/2007 7:56:31 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
As NewsBuster Geoffrey Dickens has noted, Ben Affleck appeared on yesterday evening's edition of Hardball. And while it's true that the actor/director/Dem activist offered a generally innocuous analysis, he did manage to engage in a bit of religious bigotry.
Affleck's foul foray arose in the course of his discussion of the way the various Republican candidates have dealt with the issue of evolution and creationism. Talk turned to the former governor of Arkansas.
BEN AFFLECK: I think Huckabee actually framed his position in a much less dramatic way than had been made out. Which was he said it could be six days, or it could be six epochs, which I thought was much more along the kind of intelligent design lines than his position had been cast. In other words, he had been made out to a little bit of a kind of like a real sort of Neanderthal about it, a literalist.
View video here.
For the record, "Neanderthal," used as a slang term as by Affleck, is defined to mean "crude, boorish, or slow-witted."
I wonder if Affleck realizes how many millions of his fans he's insulting as "Neanderthals"? According to a 2004 study reported here, "61 percent of Americans believe the account of creation in the Bible's book of Genesis is literally true rather than a story meant as a lesson." Did Affleck intentionally add insult to injury by using what evolutionists see as one of homo sapiens' evolutionary ancestors to describe believers in creationism?
By the way: what are the odds Affleck would ever use such a disparaging term in describing Muslims who take the Koran literally?
ASIDE: Someone tell Ben to lay off the self-deprecating, aw-shucks routine. Repeatedly during the interview he downplayed the worth of his opinions, saying, for example that he was speaking "from my point of view, not an expert but just a kind of everyday fellow." If Affleck doesn't feel he has worthwhile opinions to offer, why accept an invitation to offer them?
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Is this the same Ben A$$lick of Taco Kisses fame?
Affleck-Neanderthal ping to Today show list.
Why feel insulted by being called a Neanderthal by a moron?
I need you like Ben Affleck needs acting school
He was terrible in that film
I need you like Cuba Gooding needed a bigger part
Hes way better than Ben Affleck
And now all I can think about is your smile
and that sh-—y movie too
Pearl Harbor sucked and I miss you
Ben Affleck can’t even get casted into Ocean’s Everybody!
Evolutionists don’t need to prove an ancient “missing link”.
They believe that they have evolved above the rest of humankind, QED.
He's terrible in EVERY film.
Every part played like the last.
1) affleck’s comments?
2) political talk shows who think the are legitimate yet feel the need to get opinions from a drunken, washed up actor who couldn’t get any chick to marry him?
But it was a stroke of pure genius to appear in “Gigli”.
Affleck is so far down the food chain he has plankton bites on his ass.
That's kind of inaccurate considering that literal Bible believers don't accept that Neanderthals ever even existed in the first place.
I don't think he'd even want to get near Affleck.
Ben is just trying to stir up something anything because he is insignificant!!
He is losing his mind as well as his hair.
It’s OK, Ben’s a heathen, what do you expect? Let’s pray he responds to God’s grace and make Jesus Christ his Lord and Savior before it’s eternally to late.
“Affleck is so far down the food chain he has plankton bites on his ass.”
Ouch, that’s gonna leave a mark!
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