Conservatives UndergroundLinda Kimball
Today all people whose faith in God the Father is genuine face a seemingly insurmountable problem from what seems like an overwhelming weight of evidence that evolutionism is true and the Genesis account of creation is false. Mockers and scoffers abound, scornfully accusing the faithful of believing in â€œan invisible being in the sky and that a dead guy from 2000 years ago is coming back soon...instead of believing in reality,â€ as one scofflaw said recently.
However, the real issue here is not â€œsuperstitious, backward Christianityâ€ vs. â€œenlightened reason and scienceâ€ but about one creation account (Genesis) vs. another creation account (Darwinian evolution). The truth of this claim can be seen in the following quotes:
â€œâ€¦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 naturalprocesses 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.â€ (Ernst Mayr, One Long Argument, p. 99)
â€œWe 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.â€ (Richard Lewontin, â€œBillions and Billions of Demonsâ€)
In other words, terrible-willed evolutionists have a Cosmic Authority problem, force its absurd, counterintuitive teachings upon gullible, misinformed Americans while simultaneously ridiculing and otherwise psychologically terrorizing creationists, among whose numbers are many of the defenders of America's founding traditions.