Talk:Jimmy Swaggart

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These should be provided with sources before being moved back into the article.
  • Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it.… Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
    This is attributed in The Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 12 (1987), p. 129 to a Jimmy Swaggart Ministries booklet titled The Pre-Adamic Creation and Evolution (1986), except the part after the ellipsis, about Satanic theory, is not presented as a direct quotation, and appears to be a paraphrase or interpretation of Swaggart's thoughts.

    Similar statements do appear in some of Swaggart's books:

    • Actually, evolution is a bankrupt, speculative philosophy — it has never been, and is not now, a scientific fact.
      • Questions and Answers (1985), p. 99
    • Evolution is a bankrupt, speculative theory (a guess) — not a scientific fact. And only a spiritually bankrupt society would stubbornly persist in such foolishness.
      • Rape of a Nation (1985), p. 94
    Although the attribution given above is widely repeated in this form on the internet, it appears to be a misquotation. ~ Ningauble (talk) 17:27, 6 July 2013 (UTC)[reply]