In reaction to Dr. Peter Jones thoroughly researched essay, "Confronting Neopaganism in the Culture and the Church," (truthXchange) a woefully ignorant, very resentful pagan who has personalized Dr. Jones work (as though he or she was upper most in his mind) spewed:
"It’s disheartening to see another person who, by all accounts of education, should be intelligent and thoughtful in his thinking, even if his doctorate is in a certain religion. Sadly, you take all religions other than your own and make them out to be “bad”. It’s funny: no true Pagan (which covers many paths, as Pagan is an umbrella term) would ever proselytize his/her beliefs. We truly don’t care if you follow our beliefs and we definitely don’t make you out to be a terrible, awful human being if you don’t....Oh, this is my FAVORITE quote: “The study of the contemporary progress of One-ism is not merely an interesting description of the strange things pagans do and believe.”. OH NO! LOOK! *GASP* THEY’RE DIFFERENT! QUICK! LABEL THEM WEIRD AND OSTRACIZE THEM!” "
As ex-progressive Richard Weaver understood, but this foolish pagan and the majority of Americans don't, ideas really do have consequences. Or in other words, what Christians and pagans believe at the most fundamental level about origins have consequences. Very good for faithful Christians. Very, very bad for pagans.
To begin, the evolving universe of matter and psychic energy (nature) cannot account for life. This is why many evolutionary materialists such as Richard Dawkins are quietly abandoning abiogenesis, which posits life from nonlife over vast periods of time, in favor of panspermia, the futile hope that perhaps highly evolved extraterrestrials seeded life on earth. This hopeless position merely moves the unresolvable problem of the origin of life out into deep space, a further demonstration of man's stupidity and depravity when he rebels against his Creator.
If man is not the spiritual image-bearer of the supernatural One God in three Persons, as evolutionary paganism must maintain by virtue of its naturalistic presuppositions, then man is less than nothing, a conclusion Buddha reached long before Jesus Christ walked this earth:
“Six centuries before Jesus Christ, the Buddha already knew that if God does not exist, then the human self cannot exist either……Therefore, he deconstructed the Hindu idea of the soul. When one starts peeling the onion skin of one’s psyche, he discovers that there is no solid core at the center of one’s being. Your sense of self is an illusion. Reality is nonself (anatman). You don’t exist. Liberation, the Buddha taught, is realizing the unreality of your existence.” (The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization, Vishal Mangalwadi, p. 6)
In conclusion, Mangalwadi is saying in essence that Richard Dawkins, pagans and pantheists are walking dead bodies that somehow speak. In this light we can see why the consequences incurred by the resentful pagan are not merely bad but very, very bad. The hit series "The Walking Dead" depicts the gruesome consequences rather well, in a stomach-churning way, that is.