If you are a "progressive" then you probably:
- Believe that Barack Obama was running on Hope and Change rather than socialism.
- Believe that Government-run healthcare is a good thing.
- Believe that life somehow came from non-life.
- Believe that abortion is a right.
- Believe that "separation of church and state" is written somewhere in the Constitution.
- Believe that man is causing Global Warming and that it is a problem.
- Believe that the Bible is a book of myths.
- Believe that people evolved from apes at least hundreds of thousands of years ago.
- Believe that all life evolved from a simple life form many millions of years ago.
- Believe that the sedimentary rocks were laid by uniformitarian processes over millions of years.
- Believe that the Universe popped into existence via a Big Bang a few billion years ago.
- Believe the assertions that the History Channel and National Geographic, etc. make are true.
- Believe that the assertions of Darwinists like Richard Dawkins are based on scientific facts.
Typically the commenters that like to say things in the comments threads fit into the general profile listed above. Some do and some do not believe in God and there are Theistic Darwinists and/or Old Earth Creationists. Some are Secular Humanists and some are Atheists and there are even Atheopaths. I have a few fans who are Jewish or Christians and in some way or another most of the people who say kind things are conservatives. But the majority of those who comment are liberals of one stripe or another.
I am incredibly blessed to be alive and to be walking around. As a high school senior I was surprised to win a combined athletic/academic scholarship that I was sure was going to a classmate. The one-year scholarship was in memory of Robert Gordes, a football star who died in a fall from a trampoline, breaking his neck. A month later I was showing off doing a backflip off of a rope swing hung from a tree behind Mount Baldy aka Tower Hill, a giant sand dune on the South East shores of Lake Michigan, and my hands slipped and I went too far out, doing a flip and a half and landing on my neck. I was knocked out and when I came to all I could move was my head. They asked me if I was hurt. I said, "Only when I laugh" and they laughed and I laughed and I immediately passed back out. When I awoke from my conk-out I foolishly directed them to carry me up to the top of the hill away from everybody so people could have fun using the rope swing. You do not pick up a potentially paralyzed injured person and carry him around. But other than having a little extra bend to my upper back I wound up fine. Years later, our homeowners association put out the pier for the sandy swimming area for our local lake and I went to the end and jumped in head first like I would always do. But the water was no longer deep there, it was maybe three feet deep and I was stunned. Again, I could have been a paraplegic or a quadraplegic but I just wound up with a sore neck.
I have been shot at but the bullet missed and hit the wall of my apartment building instead. I survived an attempted murder by a combat-trained Marine who probably is amazed to this day that his sneak attack failed to kill me. I had my ribs crushed back and front on one side and was unable to breathe after another accident but for some reason not one rib penetrated my lungs. Another time I was hit broadside by a station wagon and it crushed the driver's side and pushed the driver's side transaxle right into the engine. While the ambulance techs were trying to see whether the driver was alive I was walking around asking people questions. I fell in an eight-story silo and hit metal knee-first, popping three discs and causing them to begin cutting my spinal cord in two. But the surgeon managed to save my ability to walk although because I had two MCL tears I had a leg brace and crutches to help me move for a time but God provided for my family and I found a new business to replace the career I had previously. I have a lot of scars from accidents that almost poked out an eye or paralyzed me or caused me to lose a leg or have a punctured lung and so on and so forth.
That's life. It would be foolish for me to think that God preserved me from disaster because He had purposes and plans for me, and/or for my children. I cannot know if He intervened at any time in any of those events.
I live in pain pretty much 24x7 but I yet live. In fact I have produced children and grandchildren and hopefully all sorts of people much like me are growing into leadership roles in this life and making the world a better place. Christians are the ones going on missionary trips and foremost in giving money to help people rebuild after disasters and also front and center in helping the homeless find shelter and direction. This Adminstration's reaction? To withdraw any support from faith-based initiatives designed to help the homeless!
Our own personal experiences help to shape us and our belief systems. I was already a Christian before most of the accidents took place. I could easily be blaming God for not protecting me from the accidents as I could be thanking Him for allowing me to live through them. Heck, I was actually doing a good thing (climbing up Tower Hill) three years ago, getting exercise, when I caught a MRSA infection that put me in the hospital and nearly killed me. Attitude could cause me to thank God or blame God or not include God at all.
Did God drive a station wagon with lights off, speeding and inebriated and T-bone me in an intersection? Did He leave slippery stuff on a steel step causing me to fall over the edge and down onto a steel grid? Of course not. Did He cause my hands to slip off of the rope? Did He cause the bullet to miss? Did He shoot the gun? Of course not!
I am not one of those people who believes that God is operating in the world strictly for my benefit. I believe that He established physical laws, such as gravity and that He also established spiritual laws, such as the tendency to reap what you sow. If you work, you will get a paycheck. If you drive too fast, you might get a speeding ticket. If you drop something, it will hit the ground. If you eat rich foods and drink and smoke for years and years you will probably die early. For that matter, if I flip a coin and you catch it, it doesn't hit the ground. If you work and the company goes belly-up, you might not get that last paycheck. What comes up must come down but right now there is a space station orbiting the Earth that is not coming down anytime soon.
What I am saying is that God has the right and the ability to intervene into any portion of our lives at any time. But it is not likely that He will do so. I can pinpoint a lot of coincidences and some events that caused me to change my habits. One that really hit home was when I was speeding to work and the road had slushy thick piles of wet snow on the sides and down the middle and one of my tires got into the thick (a foot, maybe, tall) snow slush and my car was thrown across the lane and into a farmer's field. There were deep gullies on both sides of the road but somehow my car went across the tractor access. That was the good news. The bad news is that I was heading right for a telephone pole and turning the wheel seemed to do no good. Just before I hit the pole I covered my head with my arms and prepared for impact...nothing...I looked up and I was still roaring through the farmer's snow-covered field. I saw another tractor access that crossed the gully a little ways ahead so I headed for that and stepped on the accelerator and flung myself back onto the road, at which point I slowed WAY down and drove the rest of the way to work with my heart thudding in my chest like crazy.
Later on I discovered that on the same road on the same day a car had lost control and smashed into a telephone pole, killing the driver. The driver was the guy who had moved into my old house on the East side of town. So a driver with the address I'd had three years before was dead while I was alive. Say what you want but I took that as God's order to slow down and be safe and now I no longer drive like I am being chased.
Why Darwinism and Socialism have ruined science and society
Why this long rambling post? Well, because I believe that there are logical physical laws and logical laws that were designed by God to work in the world. Scientists used to believe that physical laws came from God and were therefore logical and dependable. Therefore they could devote lives to studying systems and forces and expect that understanding could result. Similarly society believed that God existed and therefore His Laws were true and so one needed to align one's life to them to some extent lest His judgment would kick in.
Then along came Darwin and Hutton and Lyell and others of their ilk. Soon scientists began to believe that God did not make the Universe and life and they began to cast aside scientific findings that had been once called Laws like Biogenesis and Thermodynamics in order to accomodate the fairy tales that have become the basis for many scientific disciplines such as (seriously?) Astrobiology. Astrobiology? There is as much evidence for life on other planets as there is for the Tooth Fairy!
In the same way the 19th Century attack on God via Darwin and Marx and others led to the bloodiest century in known human history, the 20th, in which hundreds of millions of innocent lives were taken by dictators and The State. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot....all anti-God socialists who killed political enemies, people of the wrong race or religion or in some cases just to lower the population of peasants (Josef Stalin). Here in America, established on the concept of liberty and freedom, our most vulnerable citizens are unprotected and murdered daily (they call it abortion).
Once Western society believed in a Creator God and in the Ten Commandments and believed that the Golden Rule needed to be respected. Therefore there were lines that were not crossed. It is a little bit like traffic laws. In the USA we drive on the right side of the road, we have speed limits and stop signs and yield signs and traffic signals. We go flying down the highway at 55 or even in some places 65 or 70 miles an hour and we have to trust the drivers coming the other way to not come into our lanes and you have to trust that the guy driving next to you will not decide to move into your lane and smack you in the side.
If we abandoned all traffic laws and let people decide their own speeds and let them drive on either side of the road and to choose whether or not they wished to obey stop signs, then we would have anarchy on the roadways and there would be death and destruction. Pretty soon people would realize that the old traffic laws worked better and that abandoning them had led to needless heartache. Yet the world has not looked back at the 20th Century and recognized the death and destruction that the abandonment of the Judeo-Christian ethic in society and the abandonment of the concept of God by secular scientists has caused. More innocent lives were taken by war and dictatorships and illness associated with war than any century before it. The world has abandoned the societal traffic laws and death is the result.
But death is not the only result. Honesty in science has been abandoned in favor of religion. With all the lying and fabricating associated with the Anthropic Global Warming proponents a mask has been taken off of the world of science and the common man finds that, if he is wise, he will question anything scientists say. One wonders how many times evidence of man and dinosaur living together has been hidden or destroyed by Darwinists? Now that Mary Schweitzer revealed the finding of a fossil T-Rex with actual flesh still preserved, other findings of supposedly long-extinct creatures with flesh remaining have been revealed. Has this been going on for years but hidden? You have to wonder.
Since I have begun writing this blog I have pointed out countless examples of various types of dinosaurs and other extinct organisms being drawn and carved and formed into statues. Countless examples of dinosaurs being encountered by mankind and being recorded in official town documents. All over Europe there are forests and fields and lakes named after dinosaurs or other extinct animals thought to have died off millions of years ago by Darwinists. There are carvings of saurians found in churches and ancient temples. If there was not a strong religious need for Darwinists to deny the possibility of a Creator God then evidence and common sense would tell us that man and dinosaur co-existed. In China they named each month after a living creature and only the dragon is extinct now. But Chinese history says they used to exist alongside of man. I am not talking about one or two pieces of evidence, I am talking about many thousands of them.
If so many scientists were not elitist econuts who wish to kill off industry and keep third world countries from growing and hoping for a one-world socialist government nobody would be talking about Anthropic Global Warming at all because no one would believe it. The evidence we have concerning climate tells us that it is a remarkably complex system that is not yet well understood, but certainly we can all see that the tiny amount of CO2 in the atmosphere doesn't cause warming and is beneficial rather than detrimental.
Darwinists and Atheists and Econuts and their cohorts have pulled the rug out from under scientific research and the foundations of civilized society as well. Abortion is the murder of an unborn fetus and we have legalized this. Pedophile-promoting associations are bringing "teaching" about homosexual practices into grade schools! I promise you that the pedophiles are to a great extent joined at the hip with some homosexuals (NAMBLA) and the goal of NAMBLA is to make sexual promiscuity of any kind legalized. Now I think that the Westboro imbeciles are not in any way Christians and their actions are absolutely horrible and idiotic. Christians should not hate homosexuals or bank robbers or adulterers or gossips or abortion doctors or habitual speed limit breakers. Sin is something people will do but people are who they are and God loves all people. So you will not see me being hateful to a homosexual. But I will certainly fight any attempt by them to co-opt the institution of marriage! I'd never attack an abortion doctor. But I do hate what they do and support ending abortion in the USA. What is happening in society is the overturning of morality to the detriment of all. I blame Charles Darwin and his cohorts, the promoters of pseudoscience who have cast God out of society and shoehorned all kinds of sinful practices in.
What happens to science when we cannot trust the results that scientists publish? What happens when we find out that scientists are faking data and deliberately using that data to promote falsehoods? What happens to society when the nuclear family is broken to pieces? We know that children that grow up in two-parent homes have happier, healthier lives but with marriage under attack and promiscuity being encouraged by our school systems there will be more single-parent homes and more stress on society and more crime and mental illness and children having children.
So this is the statement of the problem. Society is broken. Science is broken and since the news media and the academics are walking in lockstep with the high priests of Darwinism then we cannot trust the news media nor the teachers nor the various scientific organizations and certainly not the government agencies that have been a favorite place for Barack Obama and his cronies to park radical ideologues. Anyone who is responsible needs to investigate the claims of science with a critical eye. In fact, with socialists and Keynesians in charge of government, we have to watch every move the government makes, too. We have now come to a time where big science and big government and academia and the news media have all abrogated their trust and we cannot depend upon them. Acknowledge it and move on. It is the age of information. You can investigate things for yourselves on the internet and you should.
What I hope to do is, with the follow-up to this post (and that may not be right away) that there is a better way and that each and every individual man and woman needs to believe that they can make a difference and that they should be responsible enough to themselves and their children to be open to finding the truth rather than simply accepting whatever is presented to you. Every time in human history that mankind allows elitists to rule, disaster follows.