Today all people whose faith in God the Father is genuine face a seemingly insurrmountable problem with what seems like an overwhelming weight of evidence that evolution is true and the Genesis account of creation is false. Mockers and scoffers abound, scornfully accusing the faithful of believing in "an invisable being in the sky and that a dead guy from 2000 years ago is coming back soon...instead of believing in reality," as one scofflaw said to me recently. The real issue here is not "superstitious, backward religion" vs "enlightened science" but about one creation account (Genesis) and its' worldview vs another creation account (Darwinian evolution) and its' worldview. The truth of this claim can be seen in the following quotes:
"...one belief that all true original Darwinians held in common, and that was their rejection of creationism, their rejection of special creation. This was the flag around which they assembled and under which they marched... The conviction that the diversity of the natural world was the result of natural processes and not the work of God was the idea that brought all the so-called Darwinians together in spite of their disagreements on other of Darwinâ€™s theories. One Long Argument (1991) p.99 Ernst Mayr (1904 â€“ 2005) Professor of Zoology at Harvard University
"We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door." "Billions and Billions of Demons" Richard Lewontin (b. 1929) PhD Zoology Alexander Agassiz Research Professor at Harvard University
In other words, terrible-willed evolutionists have a Cosmic Authority problem, which is why they rally around Darwinism and force its' teachings upon gullible, misinformed Americans while ridiculing and demonizing all creationists.
Just what is Darwinism anyway?
At bottom, Darwinism is a Gnostic myth notes Dr. Wolfgang Smith, physicist and mathematics professor at Oregon State University:
"...As a scientific theory, Darwinism would have been jettisoned long ago. The point, however, is that the doctrine of evolution has swept the world, not on the strength of its scientific merits, but precisely in its capacity as a Gnostic myth. It affirms, in effect, that living things created themselves, which is in essence a metaphysical claim....Thus...evolutionism is a metaphysical doctrine decked out in scientific garb....it is a scientistic myth. And the myth is Gnostic, because it implicitly denies the transcendent origin of being; for indeed, only after the living creature has been speculatively reduced to an aggregate of particles does Darwinist transformism become conceivable. Darwinism, therefore, continues the ancient Gnostic practice of deprecating "God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth." It perpetuates...the venerable Gnostic tradition of "Jehovah bashing." (From Old Gnosticism to New Age I, Alan Morrison, SCP Journal Vol. 28:4-29:1, 2005, pp. 30-31)
Historically, Gnostics have always been infamous God-haters and builders of alternative realities, to include utopias (ie., Communism, Socialism, Communitarianism) and alternative systems of salvation.
As noted by Wolfgang Smith, Gnostics liberate themselves from God the Father by speculatively reducing themselves and all other men to "aggregates of particles." This is the doctrine of materialism. Materialism says in essence, that invisible dead-matter spontaneously generated itself from nothing, and then commenced by way of evolution to magically produce everything else. To believe this is to believe that the nothingness within the magician's hat spontaneously generated the magician's bunny.
If evolutionism was a generator, then spontaneous generation would be its indispensable fuel, admits Ernst Haeckel, pantheist mystic and ardent defender of Darwinism. In the following quote, observe that Haeckel confesses that spontaneous generation is not scientific but rather metaphysical. Furthermore, this metaphysical doctrine is the indispensable replacement for creation Ex Nihilo----the miracle of creation in other words:
"...spontaneous generation appears to us as a simple and necessary event in the process of the development of the earth. We admit that this process, as long as it is not directly observed or repeated by experiment, remains a pure hypothesis. But I must again say that this hypothesis is indispensable for the consistent completion of the non-miraculous history of creation, that it has absolutely nothing forced or miraculous about it, and that certainly it can never be positively refuted. It must also be taken into consideration that the process of spontaneous generation, even if it still took place daily and hourly, would in any case be exceedingly difficult to observe and establish with absolute certainty as such. This is also the opinion of Naegeli, the ingenious investigator, and he, in his admirable chapter on Spontaneous Generation, maintains that "to deny spontaneous generation is to proclaim miracles." The History of Creation v.1 (1892) p.422
Ray Comfort quotes Gnostic evolutionist Stephen Hawking who candidly confessed that "nothing created everything":
"According to professor Stephen Hawking, God didn't create the universe. Instead, nothing created everything. However, Hawking has violated the basic laws of science. In an extract of his latest book, The Grand Design, was published in Eureka magazine in The Times, the professor said: "Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing. Spontaneous creation is the reason there is something rather than nothing, why the Universe exists, why we exist."
"It is embarrassingly unscientific to speak of anything creating itself from nothing," remarked Comfort. "Common sense says that if something possessed the ability to create itself from nothing, then that something wasn't nothing, it was something--a very intelligent creative power of some sort. "
"Hawking has violated the unspoken rules of atheism. He isn't supposed to use words like "create" or even "made." They necessitate a Creator and a Maker. Neither are you supposed to let out that the essence of atheism is to believe that nothing created everything, because it's unthinking."
So as it turns out, spontaneous generation is yet another "just-so" story....this fairytale being however, the absolutely neccessary metaphysical foundation of the larger Gnostic myth of Darwinism. Without spontaneous generation, Darwinism...and indeed all evolutionism...falls apart.
Furthermore, the esteemed scientist Louis Pasteur definitively disproved spontaneous generation just three years after Darwin published his book, "On the Origin of Species:"
"... Darwin's celebrated tome On the Origin of Species, which had been published just three years before Pasteur's experiments, sought to discredit the need for God to create the species by showing how one species can transmute into another. But Darwin's account left open the problem of how the first living thing came to exist. Unless life had always existed, at least one species -- the first -- cannot have come to exist by transmutation from another species, only by transmutation from nonliving matter. Darwin himself wrote, some years later: "I have met with no evidence that seems in the least trustworthy, in favour of so-called Spontaneous Generation." Yet, in the absence of a miracle, life could have originated only by some sort of spontaneous generation. Darwins's theory of evolution and Pasteur's theory that only life begets life cannot both have been completely right. The Fifth Miracle (1999) p.83, Paul Davies (b. 1946) Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Shortly after publication of Darwin's book, men of integrity sought to warn the world of the coming calamity:
"Never in the history of man has so terrific a calamity befallen the race as that which all who look may now behold advancing as a deluge, black with destruction, resistless in might, uprooting our most cherished hopes, engulfing our most precious creed, and burying our highest life in mindless desolation . . The flood-gates of infidelity are open, and Atheism overwhelming is upon us."â€”*George Romanes, A Candid Examination of Theism (1878).
Noted esteemed Christian apologist C. S. Lewis, ex-atheist/evolutionist:
"More disquieting still is Professor D. M. S. Watson's defense. "Evolution itself," he wrote, "is accepted by zoologists not because it has been observed to occur or... can be proved by logically coherent evidence to be true, but because the only alternative, special creation, is clearly incredible." Has it come to that? Does the whole vast structure of modern naturalism depend not on positive evidence but simply on an a priori metaphysical prejudice. Was it devised not to get in facts but to keep out God? The Oxford Socratic Club (1944)
More recently, H. Enock wrote:
"No wonder that Brig. General F.D. Frost stated in the Fundamentalist, January, 1950, p. 21: â€˜There is no doubt about it that the doctrine of evolution is the greatest curse in our educational system.â€™ Whether we read Wardâ€™s Dynamic Sociology, or Russellâ€™s Code of Morals, or Briffaltâ€™s Immoralism or some other book written by the Behaviorist School,â€”they all seem to endeavour to justify and base their conclusions on the bestial nature of man. This philosophy seeks to determine the morale, the principles and practice of virtuous conduct, and to reduce man to the level of animal nature. The surging unrest, the broken homes, the frustrated lives, the increasing divorce cases, the multiplied number of criminals are but the inevitable outcome of the acceptance and practice of this evolutionary doctrine."â€”H. Enock, Evolution or Creation (1966), pp. 1146-1147.
Another man of integrity, Colin Patterson, writes that after studying evolutionism for years and years, he finally "woke up and realized that all my life I had been duped into taking evolutionism as revealed truth in some way." Patterson says:
"One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, or let's call it a non- evolutionary view, was last year I had a sudden realization for over twenty years I had thought I was working on evolution in some way. One morning I woke up and something had happened in the night and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff for twenty years and there was not one thing I knew about it. That's quite a shock to learn that one can be so misled so long. Either there was something wrong with me or there was something wrong with evolutionary theory. Naturally, I know there is nothing wrong with me, so for the last few weeks I've tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people....Question is: Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, that is true? I tried that question on the geology staff at the Field Museum of Natural History and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago, a very prestigious body of evolutionists, and all I got there was silence for a long time and eventually one person said, "I do know one thing - it ought not to be taught in high school." "Evolutionism and Creationism" November 5, 1981 p.2 Colin Patterson (1933 â€“ 1998) Senior Palaeontologist at British Museum of Natural History
Evolutionism "should not be taught in high school." Indeed. Gnosticism is the spiritual disorder of our age and Darwinism is its toxic root. Inverter of reality, conceptual murderer of God the Father, bringer of chaos, blasphemy, hedonism, pathological lying, genocide and other evils, Gnosticism has all but destroyed America and the West.
To destroy Gnosticism it must be torn out at the roots. This means Darwinism must be exposed for what it really is: a Gnostic myth.