"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27, KJB There was a time not so long ago when a majority of Americans were in agreement that the answer to the question, "what is man?" is "man is the spiritual image bearer of God the Father Almighty."
But that was then, before increasing numbers of Americans had turned away from the living, supernatural God and embraced instead the unbelief and hatred of God encapsulated within atheist humanism's evolutionary cosmogony (anti-creation account).
A brief trip back in time to the Enlightenment reveals that the underlying purpose of evolution is liberation of man from the living, supernatural God. Lester Crocker explains:
â€œThere existed in the eighteenth century a widespread desire to equate the moral with the physical worldâ€¦â€ What was desired above all was â€œtotal integration of man in nature, with refusal of any transcendence, even though it was admitted that (being Godâ€™s image-bearer) gave him certain special abilities and ways of thinking. The important thing, as La Mettrie, dâ€™Holbach and others made clear, is that he is submitted to the same laws; everything is response to need---mechanicallyâ€¦ like a tree or a machine. Man merely carries out natural forces---without any freedom whatsoever---in all he does, whether he loves or hates, helps or hurts, gives life or takes it.â€ (Monsters from the Id, E. Michael Jones, pp. 5, 7)
Yes, rather than being the image-bearer of God some men would rather be trees, plant-people, machines and apes, and in defense of their hatred of god they are fully prepared to teach lies as truth.
The taproot of the rebellion against the supernatural God stretches back to the Renaissance. It raised its' obscene horned-head above ground during the Enlightenment issuing in a bold declaration of Gods' death. Its' frenzied hatred continues unabated in our own time.
The strangely twisted atmosphere of our age is the â€œdeath of Godâ€ made tangible in meaninglessness, disorder, abnormality, ugliness, atonal 'music,' and casual cruelty. Only in a theater of the absurd is man a plant, a tree, an ape, and now a whale:
"A California federal court is going 't'o decide for the first time in US history whether amusement park animals are protected by the same constitutional rights as humans...'
(American Court to Decide if Whales are People http://patriotsandliberty.com/?p=16031 )
America is a madhouse run by the inmates.