On his Thursday “Hardball” program on MSNBC, host Chris Matthews took a shot at those that believe in religious creation stories instead of evolution.
Matthews took on one his guests, Ron Christie, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney and a Republican strategist, over the issue of anthropogenic global warming. Christie dismissed that theory, but left an opening for Matthews attack on the religious:
MATTHEWS: How are you standing on evolution these days?
CHRISTIE: I’m feeling pretty good about evolution these days.
MATTHEWS: Do you believe in it?
CHRISTIE: I believe that God is our creator, and I think that we all fall from the good Lord.
MATTHEWS: So you don’t believe in evolution?
CHRISTIE: I believe that God is our creator and we all from the good Lord.
MATTHEWS: What is [with] the troglodyte? The Luddites? What is the party that used to believe in things?
CHRISTIE: Troglodytes? Chris, it’s true. One of the things you’re missing here is faith. You’re missing faith in this country.
MATTHEWS: Excuse me — I don’t want to just plumb the depths, the position the party is taking that is so far right these days. Let’s go back to life on this planet here.
(h/t Ian Schwartz, RCP Video)