Creation/Evolution: Why it’s Important
May 10, 2015
Evolution is more than a scientific controversy in a classroom; it is a philosophy, worldview, and religion which is hostile to the Christian Faith. Evolutionism is the intellectual justification for immorality. jcd
“Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today. Michael Ruse, “How evolution became a religion: creationists correct?” National Post, pp. B1,B3,B7, May 13, 2000.
“Christianity has fought, still fights, and will fight science to the desperate end over evolution, because evolution destroys utterly and finally the very reason Jesus’ earthly life was supposedly made necessary. Destroy Adam and Eve and the original sin, and in the rubble you will find the sorry remains of the son of god. Take away the meaning of his death. If Jesus was not the redeemer who died for our sins, and this is what evolution means, then Christianity is nothing!” G. Richard Bozarth, “The Meaning of Evolution,” American Atheist (February 1978), p. 30.
“As were many persons from Alabama, I was a born-again Christian. When I was fifteen, I entered the Southern Baptist Church with great fervor and interest in the fundamentalist religion, I left at seventeen when I got to the University of Alabama and heard about evolutionary theory.” (E.O. Wilson, “Toward a Humanistic Biology”; The Humanist, September/October, 1982; p. 40).
“FIRST: Religious humanists regard the universe as self-existing and not created.
SECOND: Humanism believes that man is a part of nature and that he has emerged as a result of a continuous process.” First two Tenets Humanist Manifesto (1933).
Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin are all on record as embracing and endorsing Darwinism.
Engels wrote to Marx, December 12, 1859, “Darwin, whom I am just now reading, is splendid.”
Marx wrote back to Engels on December 19, 1860,
“During my time of trial, these last few weeks, I have read all sorts of things. Among others, Darwin’s book of Natural Selection. Although it is developed in the crude English style, this is the book which contains the basis in natural history for our view.” Conway Zirkle, Evolution, Marxian Biology, and the Social Scene, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1959), pp. 85-87.
Marx to socialist friend Lassalle, on January 16, 1861, he said: “Darwin’s book is very important and serves me as a basis in natural science for the class struggle in history.”
Evolution is used to justify abortion. “When does it become living?” “When does life evolve?” First trimester (three months).
Ernst Haeckel’s Embryological Recapitulation: Wikipedia The theory of recapitulation, also called the biogenetic law orembryological parallelism— often expressed in Ernst Haeckel’s phrase “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny“—is a largely discredited biological hypothesis that in developing from embryo to adult, animals go through stages resembling or representing successive stages in the evolution of their remote ancestors. Since embryos also evolve in different ways, within the field of developmental biology the theory of recapitulation is seen as a historical side-note rather than as dogma.
4 And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
“Lastly, I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilization than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is! The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world.” Charles Darwin, Letter, Henry Morris, The Long War Against God, 1987.
“The Negroid stock is even more ancient than the Caucasian and Mongolian, as may be proved by an examination not only of the brain, of the hair, of the bodily characters, such as the teeth, the genitalia, the sense organs, but of the instincts, the intelligence. The standard of intelligence of the average adult Negro is similar to that of the eleven-year old youth of the species Homo Sapiens.” Henry Fairfield Osborn, “The Evolution of Human Races,” Natural History, Jan./Feb. 1926. Reprinted in Natural History 89 (April 1980): 129.
-Adolph Hitler’s book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) may have been taken from the subtitle of Charles Darwin’s book, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life,” published November 24, 1859.
VI. Drug Culture. Aldous Huxley, British Socialist, author Brave New World & The Doors of Perception, (Drug Handbook.) Influenced Timothy Leery of the 1960’s American Drug Culture.
Wikipedia: The Doors of Perception is a short book by Aldous Huxley, first published in 1954, detailing his experiences when taking mescaline. The book takes the form of Huxley’s recollection of a mescaline trip that took place over the course of an afternoon, and takes its title from a phrase in William Blake’s 1793 poem, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, which range from the “purely aesthetic” to “sacramental vision”. He also incorporates later reflections on the experience and its meaning for art and religion.
“I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning – the Christian meaning, they insisted – of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.” Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means, Chatto & Windus, 1937.
VII. New Age Movement
Shirley MacLaine: actress popularized New Age Movement
Teilhard de Chardin: Patron Saint of the New Age Movement, French Jesuit (Roman Catholic) Priest, interested in Evolutionary Anthropology, colleague of evolutionary biologists Theodosius Dobzhansky and Julian Huxley.
Is evolution a theory, a system or a hypothesis? It is much more: it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light illuminating all facts, a curve that all lines must follow. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (1975), pp 218.
Jeremy Rifkin: “We no longer feel ourselves to be guests in someone else’s home and therefore obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces. We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves, for we are ‘the kingdom, the power, and the glory for ever and ever.’” Jeremy Rifkin, Algeny, p. 244 (Viking Press, New York), 1983.
Henry Morris, The Long War Against God, Institute for Creation Research, 1987.