Question 2: Why is evolution so important in our times?

What makes evolution important? What is the value of evolution? Richard Dawkins explained, ‘…although Tower of Babelatheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.1 Atheism becomes ‘respectable’ because of Darwin. It is now possible to believe there is no Creator God, and it is not faith without evidence. It is faith (atheism), with evidence (evolution).

 

In the book of Genesis, chapter 11, verses 1-9 an interesting historical event is recorded. People gathered at a plain in Babylonia. They decided not only to build a city, but also a tower (they disobeyed God’s command in Genesis 1:28, to ‘fill the earth’). That tower was to reach to heaven, which is logically impossible. They wanted a society without God, a secular society. That is what we see today. All over the earth there are efforts to build Babels, cities and societies without God.  That is where Darwin fits in,  because ‘Darwin’s real achievement was to remove the whole idea of God as the creator of organisms from the sphere of rational discussion.He supposedly made it possible to have cities and societies that are free from God.

 

Another reason evolution is so important is that it makes it possible to be one’s own god. The devil told Eve in the garden of Eden, if she ate the forbidden fruit, she would become like God. 3 That is good news for people who don’t like God. They don’t need to heed what the real God says. You can be your own god: decide what is  best, and live as you like without fear of the future, because the real God has been replaced by a human god. All this is based upon the supposed truth of evolution, namely that the Bible lied about creation. God is not the Creator, so man can become his own god.

 

Evolution is the foundation of atheism. To be an atheist is to be well informed about evolution. Atheism, they say, is for logical, rational people, who understand that evolution is true. There is no need to cling to the ancient idea of a Creator God. Evolution deleted God (they imagine), although Darwin never proved that evolution is true, ’The origin of species – Darwin’s problem – remains unsolved. 4  That does not deter people. They need to cling to evolution to justify their atheism, the celebration of the immense feeling of freedom from God.

 

Evolution is mainstream in our time, because it is the essential cornerstone in the building of many towers of Babel around the world.

 

Question: do you think Darwinian evolution is true? 

 

References

  1. R Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker, WW Norton and Company, 1996,1987,1986, p 6.
  2. WR Fix, The Bone Peddlers, Macmillan, New York, 1984, p213, cited by R Grigg, Charles Darwin’s mystery Illness, Creation 17(4):29-30, September 1995.
  3. Genesis 3:4
  4. SF Gilbert, JM Opitz, RA Raff, Resynthesizing Evolutionary and Developmental Biology, Developmental Biology 173 (1996):357-72, cited by J Wells, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design, Regnery Publishing, Inc, 2006, p 57.

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

8 thoughts on “Question 2: Why is evolution so important in our times?”

  1. With or without Darwin, the atheist must believe in the absurdity that everything happened all by itself.

    Dawkins is using the tried and true atheist rhetorical tactic of hiding the absurdity of atheism behind the grandness of science; or in the case of Darwin’s theory of evolution, behind a story made to look grand like science.

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    1. Thank you for you comment. We fully agree. Everything in the universe is composed of atoms. They had to be organised by an intelligence into different things like bacteria, galaxies, fish, or rocks. How could that happen by chance?

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  2. Unfortunately (well, kind of), you are pretty much wrong. Neither does evolution somehow “disprove” god (there are more than enough Christians who accept evolution) nor does atheism somehow depend on evolution. If we didn’t know anything about evolution, would that make a random religion somehow better? Of course not. It would still not make sense. It would still not explain the facts. I know it’s hard to accept, but atheists have no problem to say “We don’t know yet.”. Same thing is true with evolution. It’s nice that we know and it solves some pretty big mysteries that we would have otherwise, but it’s neither required for atheism nor does it have to lead to atheism.

    It may seem to a Creationist, that evolution somehow is an attack on creationism – but quite honestly… almost everything is an attack against creationism, because taking one specific interpretation (among thousands) of one specific version and translation (among thousands) of one religious texts (among thousands) literally is not a really good start to understand reality.

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    1. Sir, thank you. Beginning with your last comment, I understand you claim that taking one specific interpretation from among thousands is not a good way to understand reality. Correct me if I am wrong, but I understand that you claim the following: thousands of religions can compare with faith in the Bible. The Bible is the history of people who lived in Israel, and the events that happened there in antiquity. The descendants of the historic man, Abraham, live in Israel today, because the country was promised to him by God. If thousands of religions are similar, please furnish us with the details of these thousands of historically verifiable books and countries.
      It is true that not all atheists depend on evolution to justify their beliefs, but many depend on it to justify their atheism. Richard Dawkins said that Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist. Trusting to hear from you soon.

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      1. No, the bible is not the history of people who lived in Israel. It’s mythology. Neither old nor new testament are very good historical documents. So, the bar for “historically verifiable” isn’t set very high if you compare them to the bible.
        Yes, I know that a certain kind of Christians believe their bible to be historical fact – but that’s wishful thinking, nothing more. I would suggest that you start reading about history (aside from the stuff some Christians tell) and you’ll end up surprised, probably disappointed, too, but with real knowledge for a change.

        By simply repeating the old “the bible is historically correct” lie you are only making a fool out of yourself and prove that you don’t have any interest in the real world.

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