by Ken E Murray
This year atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists are intensely celebrating Charles Darwin.
Count me out!
From the time Darwin published his “Origin of the Species” 150 years ago, there have been many evil resultant consequences.
His ideas and philosophy about evolution by the pseudo-god of “natural selection”, are a hoax.
Evolution requires a level of “blind faith” far beyond what is asked of those who believe in the Bible’s account of creation. Notice National Geographic’s remarkable admission that “the fossil record is like a film of evolution from which 999 of every 1,000 frames have been lost on the cutting room floor” (National Geographic November, 2004 p.25). While asserting that the fossil evidence proves Darwin’s theory correct, evolutionary theory asks its believers to accept a premise for which 99.9% of the data is missing!
Ask yourself: if you tried to watch a film that contained only one out of every thousand frames, would you be able to follow the story or recognize the action that occurred? How much would you know about what really happened? Practically nothing! The fossil record has countless “missing links.”
For every effect there is a spiritual cause. Good for good and evil for evil.
Good ideas lead to good consequences. Bad ideas lead to bad consequences.
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” (Romans 1:22-23)
Darwin’s false evolutionary theory, has also spawned other evil philosophies, with disastrous political and social consequences.
Evolution became a basis for irrational politics such as Machiavellianism (ie; the end justifies the means); eugenics; genocide; racialism (hierarchialism); sexual perversion; ethical relativism; emotional degradation; and a loss of respect and natural affection, which have had horrific consequences in society, these past 150 years.
An initial promoter of eugenics, was Francis Galton, a cousin of Darwin, who was inspired by Darwins: “The Origin of the Species” to selectively breed and “improve” the human race.
It forms a philosophical justification for many scientists today, involved in artificial insemination and test tube human genetical experimentations, aimed at achieving master-race humans.
Another evolution contemporary of Darwin was Herbert Spencer. He was the one who described the idea of evolution as: “survival of the fittest”.
‘Survival of the fittest’ underpins “Social Darwinism”, that has played havoc in the world these past 150 years.
Indeed …there is nothing to celebrate about Darwin in this 200th year since his birth, but there is much to mourn, when we consider the evil consequences in our world, resulting from his philosophical errors.
Many people love Darwin, because evolution reinforces their hatred and opposition to God, and His laws and way of living.
Sir Julian Huxley admitted why many quickly embraced evolution with such fervor: “I suppose the reason we leaped at The Origin of Species was because the idea of God interfered with our sexual mores” (James Kennedy, Why I Believe,1999, p. 49).
Huxley later wrote, “The sense of spiritual relief which comes from rejecting the idea of God as a super-human being is enormous” (Essays of a Humanist,1966, p. 223).
Many people glorify Darwin, because his theory has excused them in perversion and sexual immorality, while developing a new social order, without God, but with self-inflicted consequential penalties. For example, consequences from fornication, adultery and perverted sex, such as HIV, AIDS, and a host of STC diseases, as well as emotional disorders and psychological dysfunction.
Atheists and agnostics have taken the theory of evolution as a way of rejecting the reality of God as the supreme Designer, Creator, Lifegiver, Lawgiver, and Sustainer. They totally reject God as the answerer of prayer, the Supreme Prophet, our Father with His Son (our Saviour) who has outlined for us His Plan for the salvation of all mankind to be in His Family, and the awesome power of God to Resurrect all humans to life.
“For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” (Romans 1:20-21)
Darwin has given them the excuse they were looking for, to be a god unto themselves and to live apart from God, with no faith nor loving allegiance to living by the wisdom of God’s laws and right way of life.
So, in seeking perverted pleasures to themselves, they miss out on an abundantly happy Christian life …and heap troubles and penalties upon themselves.
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (Romans 1:24-27)
Darwin’s teachings played out in society with a plethora of negative consequences.
Hitler was a great fan of the philosophies stemming from Darwin’s theory of evolution.
For him, it became evil-ution and underpinned Nazism, its policies, and agenda for the extermination of the Jews in the holocaust and so many other unfortunates.
Hitler was excited by the German Evolutionist, Ernest Haeckel, who took Darwin’s ideas about natural selection and applied them to human societal development. Ethics for him could be altered and moulded, because after all, from his evolutionary presumption …ethical laws and principles were simply extensions of the natural selective evolutionary processes.
They were bent to Hitler’s demented taste, and millions died tragic deaths.
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not right;” (Romans 1:28)
It was reasoned that helping the elderly, handicapped, weak, sickly, mentally impaired, or unintelligent, might have ill effects by mixed in with the strong, healthy, and intelligent of the German master race. So, those poor people were systematically rounded up and eliminated.
Darwin’s evolution fuelled aggressive racism, providing argument that some races were superior over those considered to be primitive, and favoured the elimination of the unfit.
Hitler developed into an extreme “Social Darwinist”.
Other despots and dictators followed in his footsteps, such as Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot and other eugenic, genocidal maniacs.
“Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (Romans 1:29-32)
Today, we have other philosophical extensions from Darwin, such as “situation ethics”. “It’s ok, as long as it doesn’t hurt anybody” is the favoured twist in this ethical falsity. Trouble is, illicit and perverted sex, impacts disastrously in society, even though naive people enter into it, thinking and justifying themselves, that it won’t hurt anybody.
Stemming from these warped evolutionary-based philosophies, we have the effects being reaped in today’s society of abortion, infanticide, euthanasia and selfish driven ideologies of this “I-Me-Mine Generation” with their evil consequences in society.
Paul prophesied this would happen:
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. (2 Timothy 3:1-7)
“Social Darwinism” today refers to the social and political ramifications of biological Darwinism and consequential Materialism.
Since Darwin’s evolutionary theory leads to the conclusion that there is no Creator God of superior intelligence who designed, made, set in motion by laws, and sustains all things …there are consequential erroneous conclusions drawn by humans.
One of those false conclusions, is that there is ONLY this physical life and then nothing.
So, many people who are duped into that idea, send themselves into a tailspin life of hedonism and materialism …grasping to selfishly gain more and more to satiate their greed, vanity, lusts, jealousy, and carnal selfishness.
Drugs, alcoholism, illicit sex, and all types of perversions and criminal behaviour thrive in that philosophical evolutionary materialistic climate.
Society has steadily become dehumanised, depersonalised, and with less and less “natural affection” as it has been sucked into the vortex of evolutionary materialism.
‘Social Darwinism’ has impacted on the Courts, the scope of law in society, education of our children, aggressive business competition, economic striving for superiority, sociology, and bent ethics (eg; “Greed is good!” syndrome).
Historically, crime carried a penalty …”let the punishment fit the crime”. Crooks used to be expected to bear responsibility for their actions and were to make good restitution for their sins. Not so, today.
Now, it is evolutionary philosophised …criminals should be given treatment and not punishment. It is argued that the criminal is a victim of their own evolutionary genetical biology and hence should not be held accountable for their actions.
US lawyer Clarence Darrow, from the American Civil Liberties Union, extended materialistic Darwinism to justify criminals as unavoidably being biologically-set by material forces.
Hence it is argued that because of their genetic heredity they should not be held accountable and punished for their actions. Crime as an extension of evolutionary processes, is seen as simply a mental illness or aberration, rather than a wilful evil criminal action, deserving of a penalty.
So now we have a society where criminals are seen as victims and victims are seen as aggressors seeking justice. Evil is considered good and good is made out to be evil.
Darwin’s evolutionary philosophy had ripple effects in sexual experimentation with people like sexologist Alfred Kinsey, who was known to be bisexual, even sharing his wife’s lover.
Kinsey advocated justifying all sexualities, including paedophilia and bestiality, because he considered them to be evolutionary adaption. Today evolutionary psychologists push the envelope further, by claiming that even rape and adultery is explainable and excusable as being a ‘normal’ biological drive.
Could Darwin ever have perceived what impact and negative ripple effect his theory of evolution would have?
There is an interesting observation by Darwin in his 1859 Origin of the Species: “On my return home, it occurred to me, in 1837, that something might perhaps be made out on this question (of the origin of species) by patiently accumulating and reflecting on all sorts of facts which could possibly have any bearing on it.”
Darwin pondered what the world might be like if, say, other professions such as politicians, philosophers, and societal leaders adopted that philosophy.
Consider, as Darwin did, the great moral implication of his theory. If our lives are the result of a direct creative act by the true God, then logically He may have something to say about how we live our lives. He just might hold us accountable for our choices. But if our lives are merely a fluke of biochemical processes, then there is no Supreme Authority to whom mankind is accountable, and no need to adhere to the constraints of biblical morality.
The physical evidence for evolution is so minimal (as noted above, 999 out of 1,000 required pieces of evidence are missing) that evolutionists sometimes seem quite gullible in their search for evidence.
Note, for example, the excitement that accompanied the 1999 discovery of fossil evidence that supposedly “proved” a key step in the evolution of dinosaurs. In November 1999, a National Geographic magazine headline proudly trumpeted the news: “New Birdlike Fossils Are Missing Links in Dinosaur Evolution.” Underneath a picture of the fossils, a caption proclaimed that “this creature found in Liaoning Province, China, is a true missing link in the complex chain that connects dinosaurs to birds.” The fossil was called a transitional species, and was named Archaeoraptor by scientists. Through the latter part of 1999, it was displayed proudly at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, DC. But then came “the rest of the story.”
Further research demonstrated that scientists had not found the “missing link” between birds and dinosaurs after all. In the February 14, 2000 issue of U.S. News & World Report, editors could not resist taunting their embarrassed counterparts at National Geographic with an article that they titled: “The Piltdown Chicken.” As the article explained, “paleontologists are eating crow. Instead of ‘a true missing link’ connecting dinosaurs to birds, the specimen appears to be a composite, its unusual appendage likely tacked on by a Chinese farmer, not evolution. The ‘very bad news,’ delivered to the society December 20 in an E-mail from Chinese paleontologist and co-researcher Xu Xing, has rekindled debate over the origin of birds” (p. 53)
Sometimes, evolutionists reach conclusions so outlandish that one might rightly wonder whether they are truly serious. Take this statement from National Geographic, November 2004, page 31, regarding a discovery made by paleontologist Philip Gingerich, who has spent years researching the ancestry of whales:
“In the year 2000 Gingerich chose a new field site in Pakistan, where one of his students found a single piece of fossil that changed the prevailing view in paleontology. It was half of a pulley-shaped anklebone, know as an astragalus… Suddenly he realized how closely whales are related to antelopes. This is how science is supposed to work. Ideas come and go, but the fittest survive. Downstairs in his office Phil Gingerich opened a specimen drawer, showing me some of the actual fossils from which the display skeletons upstairs were modeled. He put a small lump of petrified bone, no larger than a lug nut, into my hand. It was the famous astragalus, from the species he had eventually named Artioocetus clavis” (”Was Darwin Wrong?” November 2004, p. 31).
Gingerich believes that he “proved” the connection between whales and antelopes from a fossil the size of a lug nut? How absurd! How bizarre! How fallacious!
Sounds like something out of the fairy tale: “The Emperor’s new clothes” which weren’t clothes at all. He was conned and left embarrassingly naked before all of his kingdom’s citizens.
However, there is a vast difference between the “micro-evolution” that is merely the variation within a particular kind of creature, such as the variety in the birds of the Galapagos that Darwin observed and the “macro-evolution” that would cause a totally different kind of creature to develop.
Dogs, for example, display tremendous variety of size, shape and colouring. However, they are all dogs, and in their variation are not “evolving” into something else. The ample evidence of variation and adaptation within species simply shows the marvellous engineering that God used in designing His creation, with such capacity for wonderful variety.
“The Darwinist materialist paradigm… is about to face the same revolution that Newtonian physics faced 100 years ago. Just as physicists discovered that the atom was not a massy particle, as Newton believed, but a baffling quantum arena accessible only through mathematics, so too are biologists coming to understand that the cell is not a simple lump of protoplasm, as Charles Darwin believed. It’s a complex information-processing machine comprising tens of thousands of proteins arranged in fabulously intricate algorithms of communication and synthesis. The human body contains some 60 trillion cells. Each one stores information in DNA codes, processes and replicates it in three forms of RNA and thousands of supporting enzymes, exquisitely supplies the system with energy, and seals it in semipermeable phospholipid membranes. It is a process subject to the mathematical theory of information, which shows that even mutations occurring in cells at the gigahertz pace of a Pentium 4 and selected at the rate of a Google search couldn’t beget the intricate interwoven fabric of structure and function of a human being in such a short amount of time. Natural selection should be taught for its important role in the adaption of species, but Darwinian materialism is an embarrassing cartoon of modern science.” (George Gilder, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute, quoted in “Biocosm,” Wired, October 2004, p. 160).
3 things about evolution differentiate it from other sciences:
1. Plausibility is accepted as being equivalent to evidence. (And of course the less you know, the greater the number of things that are plausible, because there are fewer facts to get in the way.) Again and again evolutionists assumed that suggesting how something might have happened is equivalent to establishing how it has happened;
2. Evolution is more a metaphysics or ideology than a science. Sciences give clear measurable answers. Evolution involves intense faith in fuzzy principles. You can demonstrate chemistry, and physics, but evolution requires belief. Crucial assertions do not tie to observable reality; and
3. Evolutionists are obsessed by attacking Christianity and the Creator God. They take pride in being atheists and agnostics, which becomes a driving religion in itself.
Darwin’s theory of natural selection has led to the evolutionists believing that the mechanism of evolution is chance mutation. Though sacrosanct among its proponents, this guess is shaky. It cannot account for the simultaneous appearance innumerable creatures and plants, all of complex, functionally interdependent characteristics, such as in the case of caterpillars to butterflies, and amazing creatures like Chameleons! It fails.
Worse still, Darwin’s ideas about evolution, have engendered harmful other social and political philosophies that have also failed time and time again, and are currently creating havoc in our society.
Worse still those harmful political and social evolutionary philosophies are going to wax worse and worse, and will ultimately bring mankind to the point of self-destruction.
Fortunately, Jesus Christ is returning to this Earth, before humans destroy themselves. (Matthew 24:21-22)
He will establish His Government on this Earth (Isaiah 9:6-7) and the real truth about God and His way for us to live in peace, prosperity, happiness and harmony will be taught and lived.
There is a better, beautiful World coming.
Meantime …keep pumpin’!
PS: You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request on the Church webpage …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to: Bible Study Course AND Does God Exist? AND Creation or Evolution? AND Radio interview – Does God Exist?
PPS: “Why not have Your say?” Feel free to click onto these next 4 words and drop me an email.
Meantime …keep pumpin’!
PS: You can obtain FREE copies of this literature and the FREE Good News Magazine by contacting the United Church of God-Australia, Office on FREE CALL 1800 356202 or write to: PO Box 535, Brisbane, Qld 4001 OR as shown under Literature Request on the Church webpage …OR you can FREE download by clicking on to: Bible Study Course AND Does God Exist? AND Who is God? AND Creation or Evolution? AND Radio interview – Does God Exist?
PPS: “Why not have Your say?” Feel free to click onto these next 4 words and drop me an email.