Yesterday was a very important day in the minds of many around the world. I heard of celebrations of it on the radio and saw examples of celebrations on television. Thousands of people in academic circles around the world, including scientists and leaders at Virginia Tech promoted this special day. What was this day? Why did it garner the attention of so many worldwide? November 24, 1859 (150 years ago) was when…
Charles Robert Darwin published his seminal work: “The Origin of Species” (the original full title being, “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life”). Darwin was clearly, as demonstrated through his own testimony and writings, Prejudiced. In today’s world, you would legitimately then be able to call him Racist and Sexist. Darwin was embittered by the struggles in his life and doubted the goodness of GOD. Though many of his followers today are professing atheists, Darwin was not. In his book he even refers to Creation as “the works of God” and calls Him the Creator some seven times. Darwin simply doubted GOD’s direct involvement in His Creation and he imagined a way to try to explain it all naturally. The academic elite around the world do the same today, though many take their doubt even further than Darwin did.
You can learn more about Darwin from a number of sources. He lost his mother at age 8. He was schooled in the academia of his day, even apart from much direction from his father. His own loss of his beloved oldest daughter, Annie (when she was only 10) pushed him further into doubting the goodness of God. Another daughter had died just a few weeks after birth and his youngest son died just a year before he published his most highly esteemed work. Though Darwin originally set out to study theology and even become a country minister, he gradually forsook his faith until he doubted himself into an imaginary world. Many highly intelligent people are doing the same thing today (particularly deferring the question to “other worlds”) and convincing millions of less educated people that they must accept their “enlightened” position.
Fast forward from November of 1859 through November of 2009 and take a look at the fruit of Darwin’s doubtful theory. It was used by Hitler to justify his madness and the extermination and attempted manipulation of human life. It is used today to justify the destruction of human life even before that life has the chance to survive outside of the womb, or the test tube as science has it. Evolutionary thinking leads a person to turn inward and trust their own self, which in turn leads them to act outward, often in crimes and even tragedies like the VT Massacre on 04-16-07. Evolution deifies impersonal matter, thus taking away the most important and healthy fear that we all need (see my #1 Lesson To Learn). You may wish to review similar thoughts in many of my other blogs, such as the 02-19-09 “Chimp off the old block?” article, my 06-29-08 blog, “HIGHER Education” or even my 06-17-08 blog, “Intelligence and Ignorance.” Just think about all of where Darwin’s doubt has brought us and how it even limits our progress!
What fascinates me further, yet deeply troubles me today, is to see how so many religious leaders are buying into Darwin’s imaginary theory and even regularly encouraging people to doubt! The Roman Catholic Church is known for publicly encouraging this and I have personally talked with many religious leaders who buy into this same ridiculous thinking. The Bible does not encourage us to doubt; it commands us to have faith in GOD and tells us much more about Him. Yes, we all live by faith in so many ways, yet our faith need not be an unreasonable faith.
Doubting is unreasonable and if you go with Darwin’s doubting, you will eventually be sorry!