On Saturday, 24th March 2012, atheists and secularists from all over the world are gathering in Washington to celebrate their uniqueness as a people of reason. It is called the Reason Rally, reminiscent of the Cult of Reason that was worshipped during the French Revolution. It was an atheistic movement that intended to replace Christianity.
High priests of atheism, like Richard Dawkins, Michael Shermer, Dan Barker, PZ Myers and others, will be at the Reason Rally. One thing is very clear, Jesus will not be welcome. Another visitor who will not be welcome is reason and reality. Why? When these high priests make proclamations and promote themselves as people of reason, they are often guilty of lying:
- Michael Shermer said that he cannot find any evidence for the myth of God and the myths of other nations, like Dionysius, et cetera. It is convenient to 'forget' that there is a huge difference between the God of the Bible and those other gods. The Bible is a book that is steeped in history and its results span time and location. To lump the God of the Bible with those other gods is not reason, but ignorance and probably designed propaganda. One just has to look at Israel today and compare its history with what is written in the Bible, to know that that nation is a living testimony to the truth of the Bible (don't forget archaeology and historical documents).
- The eminent scholar, Richard Dawkins, gave an excellent review of why evolution is the foundation of belief for many atheists. Yet he made some serious blunders. In his book, Evolution, The Greatest Show, he has no scientific proof of how it all began (p 418-422). The evolution of enzymes is just as mysterious. For that he proposes what can be termed the 'cauldron hypothesis.' The living cell had a store of chemicals that was not kept in bottles. By some stroke of luck the right enzyme might have intervened and the reactions could happen (p 238-243). It doesn't necessarily mean that enzymes were as efficient then as now. The main point is that it just happened, and presto, that is scientific evidence for the evolution of complex metabolic pathways. In a similar way his book, The God Delusion, doesn't even discuss the Bible's unique history and other facts that set it apart from all other religions. For a learned, reasonable, informed, rational, educated man writing a book on the topic of the Bible and other religions, it is obvious he has an agenda, and that is spreading evolution and atheism through lies and misrepresentations.
- What about PZ Myers, the eminent biologist who knows everything about the complexity of life? Can he supply answers to the origin of the genetic code, so vital to life? No, he cannot, but he can go ballistic when he hears about Intelligent Design or creationists.
What can we deduct? The Bible is right when it says that there is nothing new under the sun. The reason rally began in the garden of Eden. The reasonable thing for Eve was to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Reason and the accompanying rejection of God's commands began there. Atheists admire reason, but to expound their version, some information must be kept firmly wrapped away and hidden from the public. That is what we will probably witness on Saturday: much talking, but little substance and reasonable facts.