One of the tenets of the anti-theists is that man needs to have free will and do as he will with no constraints. That there is no absolute morality or truth. Therefore mankind is free to do what they will do. But at the foundation of Darwinism is absolute blind determinism. The true believer of evolution MUST believe that not only his body has evolved by blind chance over millions of years, but that his very mind and thoughts and emotions are all simply evolved to be and that he (or she) himself really makes no decisions at all, that he has evolved to act and react in the ways he does without actually having free will at all. In fact, I have to wonder why a Darwinist would bother to assert a belief system or defend it, as his faith tells him that he has evolved to believe in evolution and I have not? Why does he trust his thoughts at all, as they come from evolved and random bursts of energy firing withing his brain?
If a Darwinist claims morality, he has borrowed it from the Christian. If he has done so, he has turned it from absolutes into a starting block for situational ethics. Is there really a big difference between "I do what I decide is moral" and "I do what I decide to do?"
No, Evolution is a mean, ugly and profane concept that has no place in a Universe of grandeur and beauty and wonder. An hypothesis that depends on random actions and uncaused causes to make a Universe with laws predictable enough for man to land on the Moon and build skyscrapers that reach like giant fingers up towards the heavens, like man's attempts to be creative are dim echoes of our Creator, (we have sought to build and learn and express ourselves in ways both poetic and prosaic), such an hypothesis is an insult to all that is good and great. Evolution tells us that Mozart's music was not the product of a marvelously gifted mind, but rather simply an accident of a rare sort. Evolution says that the inventiveness and ingenuity and artistry of DaVinci is no more beautiful or relevant than the way a boy shovels horse manure out of a stall.
Evolution cannot claim to support any morality, for there is no basis for morality in a world of evolved beings living by instinct they cannot control and existing for a brief time for no purpose and then vanishing from any form of reality. Evolution cannot even assert that there is a reality that can be comprehended, for if we are the result of random actions or forces that cannot be observed or understood, who is to say we will exist in the next moment? Who is to say whether we actually exist at all? Do you see where Darwinism is taking us? Human life is losing intrinsic value because people have stopped believing that God grants us all life but rather we have descended from brutal beasts. Civil society is breaking down as depravity and aberrant behavior are inserted into sitcoms and movies and taught in our schools as the new normal.
A society that accepts a Creator God, loves and values human life and believes hopes and dreams should be encouraged and bad behavior punished, that society will most often be both just and honest. This was America as an ideal, and America that took baby steps towards achieving the grandiose words and wise laws that are the foundation of our Republic. We became great, it is said, because we were good. As we reject the idea of "good" and "bad" in comparison to the standard of God, then we know that America has lost greatness and will soon lose goodness.
Our nation was built on Godly principles, our laws are based on the Law of God, the Founding Fathers recognized that there was a Supreme Being, therefore mankind was granted rights and responsibilities and they, the Founding Fathers, sought to build a society in which these virtues and principles would be perfected and become a shining light to the rest of the world....and once we were. But to begin to be that Great Nation that was the leading protection against evil, we need to recognize what good really is and how we know it is good. We need to bring God back into society and cast out the lies of Darwinists and their warped religion as well. Nihilism, Post-Modernism, Narcissism, Pride, Revenge, Lust...how many vices are being celebrate as virtues now, how many empty philosophies celebrated? Pity the poor sods who laugh at the Flying Spaghetti Monster and dare not look over their shoulders at the actual Creator. But pray that our nation will not fall apart or explode because of their crass philosophies and faked scientism!
In 1993, P.J.O'Rouke wrote this in his Liberty Manifesto piece (May 6th): "... Freedom — what this country was established upon, what the Constitution was written to defend, what the Civil War was fought to perfect.
Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights — the “right” to education, the “right” to health care, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery — hay and a barn for human cattle..."
The Founding Fathers wrote this:
"IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
Are we descendants of beasts, willing now to accept a set of leg irons in exchange for food and entertainment, or are we born in the image of our Creator, willing that all men be free to both succeed and fail and that all should be responsible for their actions. Will we stand up and proclaim that God is Creator or be cowed by a majority opinion, no matter how foolish? What say you?
Published: 22 September 2011(GMT+10)
9. Why are the (expected) countless millions of transitional fossils missing?
“Naturalists must remember that the process of evolution is revealed only through fossil forms. A knowledge of paleontology is, therefore, a prerequisite; only paleontology can provide them with the evidence of evolution and reveal its course or mechanisms … that is why we constantly have recourse to paleontology, the only true science of evolution. From it we learn how to interpret present occurrences cautiously; it reveals that certain hypotheses considered certainties by their authors are in fact questionable or even illegitimate.”1
10. How do ‘living fossils’ remain unchanged over supposed hundreds of millions of years, if evolution has changed worms into humans in the same time frame?
11. How did blind chemistry create mind/intelligence, meaning, altruism and morality?
12. Why is evolutionary ‘just-so’ story-telling tolerated?
13. Where are the scientific breakthroughs due to evolution?
14. Science involves experimenting to figure out how things work; how they operate. Why is evolution, a theory about history, taught as if it is the same as this operational science?
15. Why is a fundamentally religious idea, a dogmatic belief system that fails to explain the evidence, taught in science classes?
“Evolution is promoted by its practitioners as more than mere science. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality. I am an ardent evolutionist and an ex-Christian, but I must admit that in this one complaint—and Mr [sic] Gish is but one of many to make it—the literalists are absolutely right. Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.
“ … Evolution therefore came into being as a kind of secular ideology, an explicit substitute for Christianity.”