The Duck Dynasty cast has risen to fame through their love of the Lord and Duck hunting. With the scrutiny fame brings, it’s no wonder they’ve said some controversial things in the media. Here are 5 Controversial Duck Dynasty views on Christianity.
Atheists Don’t Exist
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In 2015 Silas Robertson, known as Uncle Si on the show, told the Christian Post, “There’s no such thing as an atheist,”…”I’m serious because there’s too much documentation. Our calendars are based on Jesus Christ. Whether you believe in him or not, every time you sign your calendar, you add down the day’s date, you’re saying he’s here, OK? That’s documented.”
These comments were deemed uncomfortable for many fans. The Huffington Post was quick to point out that some of the Months of the year are named after pagan tradition.
Everyone Turns to God In Tough Times
Si also went on to say that when people find themselves in tough times, they will always turn to God. Si told the Christian Post “If you get in a serious bind, the first thing you’ll do is say [God]; please help me.” He also said, “There are no atheists in foxholes.” Many were quick to point out that there are many different religions and that the term “God” could mean something else to many individuals.
Hunting Brings You Closer to God
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Willie Robertson rocked the boat when he told Fox News that he believed his hunting brought him closer to God. “I’m super busy with the television show, and the kids and you get out there, and you turn the cell phone off and it’s just you and nature and the animals and how they survive,” he said, “It’s very spiritual.” He went on to say that someone provides the game to be hunted, and he believes that it is God who does so. Willie’s words were a bit stunning to the many people who believe hunting to be an immoral act.
Without Christianity, We will see more Murders
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In the film “Torchbearer,” Phil Robertson says societies that turn away from God and Christianity ultimately end in demise. The documentary was released October 7th of this year. Phil has said, “In the absence of God, man becomes the sole determiner of human worth.” The film also refers to controversial historical tragedies, such as Auschwitz. Phil says in the movie, “the man with the biggest stick determines who lives and who dies.” He says this way of life led to Auschwitz and called it an “assembly line for mass murder.”
We Need More Christians On TV
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Jessica Robertson weighed in on the issue of faith on television in an interview with Christianity Today. She stated she believes more Christians should pursue television, “The more Christian shows out there, the more good influence we have, the better. Jesus is doing so much in their lives, and for them to do that—it’s not an easy thing to do.”
Do you agree with what the Robertson family has to say about Christianity? They are certainly vocal and passionate about their beliefs!