Of Pigs and Evolutionary Depravity: Our Modern Age of Superstition

The Washington Post reports that every winter: "the capital of Pakistan's Islamic republic is overrun by what is many Muslims' worst nightmare: sounds of screeching wild pigs." The pigs obviously believe in equality and inclusion for they overrun everything from "high-end hotels to the capital's embassies and even the president's residence." On their way to feeding grounds they "cause traffic accidents and send locals hurrying for cover. Some Islamabad residents have reportedly been injured or even killed by belligerent hogs."

(Wild Pigs Rule the Night in Pakistan Capital, http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2825545/posts )

Post-Christian Western civilization is at war with a culture that is terrified of pigs. But while Pakistan's primary religion is Islam the West's primary religion is evolutionary materialism, a religiously-held belief system (faith) that is two-parts superstitious nonsense and two parts "defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." ( "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Thomas Molnar, p. 227)

On one hand enormously conceited materialists claim that man can know and understand everything while on the other these foolish ones claim that whatever they cannot see, hear, touch, taste, or smell such as man's soul, consciousness, mind and free will, do not exist. Thus, because they cannot 'see' their own souls or 'see' their own thoughts, materialists such as Daniel Dennett claim that there really is no you, that soul, spirit and free will are illusions caused by chemical interactions in the brain while Tom Wolfe stupidly intones, "Sorry, but your soul just died." (The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist's Case for the Existence of the Soul, Beauregard and O'Leary, p. 4)

The Western civilized world rose to heights of individual liberty and unprecedented achievement on the Bible and its view of God, the universe, and mankind, but under the influence of evolutionary materialism the West is free-falling into stupidity and depravity.

Whereas Western man's faith was in the existence of the supernatural God, today it is in the existence of atoms, of subatomic particles, chemical interactions and of all manner of things we have never actually touched or seen. And where the Biblically informed Daniel Webster confidently defined man's God-endowed soul as the "spiritual, rational and immortal substance in man which distinguishes him from brutes (and) enables him to think and reason," (America's Dictionary of the English Language, 1828), modern man has no soul, no mind, no spirit, and no free will, say evolutionary materialists.

Once created in the spiritual image of the supernatural Triune God, modern scientific materialism has reduced God's image-bearers to soulless organisms at the mercy of the chemical interactions in their brains. Mind has been reduced to the brain, a biochemical machine, and human thoughts and emotions to evolved versions of all of the creatures out of which mankind has supposedly evolved. Man is a compilation of genetic material consisting of everything from slimemold, amoeba, seaweed and dinosaur DNA to the DNA of sea creatures, insects, dogs, and apes. Man then is an evolved biochemical organism--a genetically-diverse machine that can react to its environment but cannot initiate anything new out of its mind and 'free will' because of course, they no longer exist.

In order that thought and action be sane, coherent, principled, and logical, they must depend entirely on "unseen" directive realities such as meaning, purpose, and moral absolutes. To dismiss these categories as evolutionary materialism does, is to surrender to insanity itself, and the overriding tendency to do so is the chief factor leading in practice to culture-wide demoralization, stupidity, and depravity.

The great intellectual journalist GK Chesterton insisted that the idea that nonliving, mindless matter can somehow produce consciousness and mind takes far greater credulity than the traditional discernment of purposeful design and the inference of a living, personal Creator. The whole host of materialist fallacies derives from the arrogant imperialistic arrogation by evolutionary scientism of the duties and rights owed by man to his Creator. Scientific materialism said Chesterton, is a sham science wherein:

"The stupidest or wickedest action is supposed to become reasonable or respectable, not by having found a reason in scientific fact, but merely by having found any sort of excuse in scientific language." (The Restitution of Man, Michael D. Aeschliman, pp. 42-43)

Definitely qualifying as "stupidity disguised as science" is the claim made by Paul Zak, professor of Economics and Department Chair and director of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies at Claremont Graduate University. Zak enthusiastically burbles:

"About a decade ago, my lab made an unexpected breakthrough in the understanding of good and evil. We discovered that the neurochemical oxytocin makes people trustworthy. We then found oxytocin was responsible for many other moral behaviors, from being generous to sacrificing to help a stranger."

Morality in other words, is an evolved chemical called oxytocin. For the evolved biochemical organism known as man, "oxytocin directly causes people to be moral." In other words, man cannot choose to tell the truth rather than the lie anymore than he can choose to molest children rather than not molest them for what you do depends entirely upon whether or not you have the miraculous decision-making molecule oxytocin. (Can A Molecule Make Us Moral? CNN.com, Dec. 27, 2011)

Pakistani's fear pigs while modern evolutionists reject their own souls, making our age an age of the darkest, most depraved superstition. To allow ourselves to be informed by them is to allow our minds to be captured by the same forces of stupidity and depravity that possess the souls of modern evolutionists.

@Linda Kimball