Darwin is the man who supposedly ‘proved’ evolution, or at least discovered it. Atheism depends on evolution. So evolution is a powerful weapon in the battle of the devil against the Creator God.
The devil is a copycat. God is a Trinity. So the devil also has a trinity. It is he, the beast and the false prophet. They together make up the unholy trinity. 1 Because God has a book, a priesthood and a Church with a country, he also wants a book, a priesthood, a ‘church’ and a country. Evolution is his very strong weapon to oppose God. So, even though evolution was already proposed by the Greek philosophers in 500 BC, he needed something more modern, more ‘scientific.’ Charles Darwin was the right man at the right time. His book, On the Origin of Species, would be the evolutionists ‘bible,’ and the country the Galapagos Islands. Now he had a book and a country, just like the Bible and Israel.
He also needed a church, in this case the church of evolution. If you belong to that ‘church’ you are protected and given special favours like teaching jobs, funding money, protection against criticism by shutting down any criticism against you. All he needed was the priesthood. That he quickly found, and modern atheists like Dawkins, Dennett, Harris and many more make up the ‘clergy.’
The message of the resurrection of Jesus spread all over the world. Thus with incessant propaganda, the message of evolution is spread all over the world.
With his church of evolution, the devil was ready to give God a go.
What we find today is that Darwin is spoken of with the greatest respect. He is the man who changed the face of society, freeing us from the fetters of the holy God. He is supposed to be the greatest biologist of all times (though he never got a Nobel prize, or patented anything). He has been deified. To touch Darwin is almost sacrilege. His book has been referred to as ‘one of the most important books ever written.’ 2
On the Origin is also called, ‘A book that shook the world.’ 3 It does not mean that Darwin ever proved that the evolution of new species is true, ‘Darwin was acutely aware that the whole edifice he had constructed in the Origin was entirely theoretical.’ 4
Why then do we find an upsurge in atheism and evolutionism? Jesus asked a very important question in Luke 18:8, ‘However, when the Son of Man [Jesus] comes [that will be with His second coming] will He find faith on the earth?’ He asked this about 2,000 thousand years ago. Ever since that time, we are moving closer to the end of this age, and the second coming. That means there will be an increasing attempt to destroy people’s faith.
To summarize: why is Darwin glorified? He is regarded as the one who deposed God with his idea of evolution (never proved).
- Revelation 13:1,11; 19:20: 20:10
- GG Simpson, Foreword, p 5, 6th edition of Origin of Species, Collier Books, New York, 1962, cited by M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 44.
- J Huxley, T Dobzhansky, R Niebuhr, OL Reiser, S Nikhilananda, The Book that Shook the World, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, 1958, op cit, pp 7-8, cited by M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 44.
- M Denton, Evolution, A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1985, p 55
2 thoughts on “Question 3: Why is Darwin regarded almost as a ‘god’ and worshipped by millions?”
This is an interesting post. I don’t know anyone who regards Darwin as almost a god, or who worships him. But his discoveries centred around the Galapagos Islands were a great leap forward for the human race, so it’s understandable his work is widely respected. Most Christians I know have no problem accepted evolution alongside their faith. Why would you feel it’s a challenge?
Investigating the evolutionary world, the worship of Darwin is quite noticeable. If Christians accept evolution, the comment by Professor William Provine should be helpful: ‘‘Some [scientists], along with many liberal theologians, suggest that God set up the universe in the beginning and/or works through the laws of nature. This silly way of trying to have one’s cake and eat it too amounts to deism . . . Show me a person who says that science [evolution] and religion are compatible, and I will show you a person who (1) is an effective atheist, or (2) believes things demonstrably unscientific, or (3) asserts the existence of entities or processes for which no shred of evidence exists (p. 10). Hope this helps, and greetings.