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The Religion of Evolution
|Created by Gerard de Vos|
Category: Evolution related
I The goal of this column: To show
1. That evolution in reality has nothing to do with science, although it uses it as a cloak to gain respectability.
2. That it has not contributed much of advantage to humanity.
3. That it has as its main object the destruction the Christian faith with its beneficial influence and message that has brought life to millions.
4. That evolution is a religion inspired by an invisible spirit, in the same way as Christianity has a spiritual, invisible leader, God.
5. That those who adhere to the tenets of the religion of evolution will one day dearly pay for their lack of interest in finding out what the truth is.
6. That the destructive influence of this religion on society as a whole, is causing wide spread pain, anguish, suicides and abortions (this is not directly the fault of evolution, but the result of the rejection of the Creator God, so that sinful man has no moral values). It has no real love for human kind and places a very low value on human life. It viciously defends its dogma of man as an improved animal, that just dies and that is the end of it. This is in stark contrast to the Bible, that clearly teaches that this life is just the beginning for each and every human being. After death awaits either a good life or a terrible life. The decision that should be made on earth, is either opposed, or not acknowledged, or poked fun at by this religion.
II Definition of a religion
1. ‘A belief in, worship of, or obedience to, a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny’ (Collins).
2. A serious and social attitude, in individuals or groups, towards the power or powers which they hold to be in ultimate control of their interests and fates (Pratt).
III Essential elements of a religion
1. An intellectual element: the conviction that one or more powers exist which exert control over human destiny. For evolution it would be materialism.
2. An emotional element: the individual feels dependent on this power, and experiences relationship with it. For evolution it is freedom from the Creator God, reinforced by Darwin’s writings. As Dawkins said: ‘Darwin made it possible to be a fulfilled atheist’.
3. An element of behavior: the individual has a value system based on the teachings of the higher power he believes in. Evolution has no real code of behavior, since the original great lie, namely to be your own god, has found its fulfillment in it. Darwinists are really self created people who like their creator. Therefore they have no moral absolutes. It is a religion of freedom where each and every one defines his/her own morality.
4. A social element: close association of the adherents of like minded believers. The evolutionists form a like minded community who aggressively protect their dogma.
IV The religion of evolution according to the evolutionist, Prof William Provine
1. Modern science (he is of course deliberately confusing real science with evolution) directly implies that the world is organized strictly in accordance with mechanistic principles. There are no purposive (having purpose) principles whatsoever in nature. There are no gods and no designing forces that are rationally detectable...
2. Modern science directly implies that there are no inherent moral or ethical laws, no absolute guiding principles for human society.
3. Human beings are marvelously complex machines. The individual human becomes an ethical person by means of two primary mechanisms: heredity and environmental influences. That is all there is.
4. We must conclude that when we die, we die and that is the end of us.
5. Free will as it is traditionally conceived -- the freedom to make uncoerced and unpredictable choices among alternative possible courses of action -- simply does not exist.... There is no way that the evolutionary process as currently conceived can produce a being that is truly free to make choices (Philip Johnson, Darwin on Trial, p 126,127).
V Reasons that evolution is a religion
1. Note his pronouncements on the results of science: we thought science would describe the created world, with TOR (testable, observable, repeatable) results speaking for themselves. How can science formulate laws about freedom of choice, life after death, opinions on the intelligent Creator God, and that man has no soul and is the result of heredity and environment? That has nothing to do with science, and explains why evolution is really a religion.
2. Another reason why it is a religion is that in contrast to Christianity that declares that God made man, with a soul, with a goal namely eternal life after death, evolution has its own version: creation by chance over millions of years, with no life after death, and no real value system, except to perpetuate DNA. There are really only two religions that explain the origin of mankind: Christianity and evolution.
3. There are many religions in the world. Some of the major ones are Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism. Though in general they believe in peace and cooperation, some are very aggressive towards others, especially towards Christianity. Islam is an example. In many Islamic countries it is absolutely forbidden by law to proclaim or distribute the message of the Bible. Evolution behaves in exactly the same way. They allow no discussion, no intrusion, no questioning of their beliefs. The teaching of evolution in schools, colleges and universities is enforced by law, and those who transgress are persecuted, by either vilification in the press, or taken to court. They exercise a stranglehold over the press, and letters and articles opposing evolution are rejected. They are vehement about anything that questions their dogma, especially Christianity. They have watchdog organizations that keep a close watch on the activities of any person or organization they deem as a danger to their religion. This is in stark contrast to normal science which thrives on being questioned so that the truth can be deduced from experiments.
4. Most religions are based on written books, like the Bible, the Koran, et cetera. The evolutionist religion has no formal book of dogma, but they do rely heavily on the god of materialism, and declare that all things were created by it. Charles Darwin could be considered evolution’s high priest. Some even describe his book as more influential than the Bible. As with competing religions, it certainly has scored some impressive victories over Christianity. As Prof Provine said: ‘most evolutionary biologists are atheists, and many have been driven there by their understanding of the evolutionary process and other science’ (127, Darwin on Trial).
Millions of gullible people have been seduced into believing evolution’s ‘nice’ gospel, but unfortunately it leads to an eternity without God.