Westerners who adhere to atheism describe themselves by different names: humanist, secular, agnostic, naturalist, free thinker, materialist, empiricist, etc. By whatever label they choose to apply to themselves, they basically believe the same thing: that life somehow emerged from non-life (abiogenesis) and evolved over vast periods of time within thousands or even millions of different kinds of lifeforms into what we see today. In this perverse way of thinking, nothing either supernatural (i.e., the living God and the heavenly realm) or spiritual (souls, demons, angels, thoughts, conscience, and free moral agency) exist. Pride always goes before a fall: by denying their own souls/spirits (mind, conscience, will), atheists foolishly reduce themselves to walking dead bodies that nevertheless speak and relentlessly ridicule orthodox Christians and faithful Jews for their belief in the existence of the supernatural and spiritual. Belief in the living God and one's own soul/spirit is irrational say mindless dead bodies that somehow speak and walk.
For Western atheists, evolution is far more than a hypothesis about how man came to exist. Speaking dead bodies exalt Darwin's evolutionary theory to the supreme position of indisputable fact because it is the only possible means of explaining the existence of everything without the true, living, triune God Who exists outside of nature (the time-space dimension) within the heavenly realm.
Because atheists do not want the living God to exist, they utterly reject the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo. Just recently a speaking dead body was heard saying,
“Creationism...is a dead end that leads nowhere and to nothing - to no further knowledge or discovery - it is useless.”
Creation ex nihilo is not the dead end. No, it’s the other way around. It’s abiogenesis together with naturalistic universal evolutionism that is the dead end since it is unable to account for the origin of life:
“...science has no...answer to the question of the origin of life on earth. Perhaps (life) is a miracle. Scientists are reluctant to accept that view, but their choices are limited: either life was created...by the will of a being outside...scientific understanding, or it evolved...spontaneously through chemical reactions...in nonliving matter...The first theory...is a statement of faith in the power of a Supreme Being not subject to the laws of science. The second theory is also an act of faith (which assumes) that the scientific view...is correct, without having concrete evidence to support that belief.” (Until the Sun Dies, Robert Jastrow, 1977, pp. 62-63)
The view that life evolved spontaneously through chemical reactions in nonliving matter that itself was spontaneously generated from nothing (abiogenesis) was definitively disproved by the respected scientist Louis Pasteur just three years after Darwin published his book "On the Origin of Species.
Abiogenesis is a cistern without water and so desperate are evolutionists on this score that Richard Dawkins recently tip-toed ever so quietly in the direction of panspermia.
Panspermia is the idea that life on earth was accidentally seeded by meteorites containing the essential building blocks of life or perhaps by highly evolved extraterrestrials who for billions of years have been guiding the evolution of man. The extraterrestrial idea was favored by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke in his book, "Childhood's End" and a variation on this theme has recently been advanced by naturalists such as SETI researcher Paul Davies and Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA molecule.
Davies has written seriously about the possibility of "alien bioengineering" that could be detected in the DNA of life on earth and suggests that citizen scientists and school students be enlisted to help search for evidence. (An Alien Code Close to Home: Seeking ET Beyond the Radio Silence, Astrobiology Magazine, Jeremy Hsu, 10/27/2011)
Crick proposes a theory called "directed panspermia," the idea that,
"...life on earth may have begun when aliens from another planet sent a rocket ship containing spores to seed the earth."
He honestly admits however that his theory only pushes the unresolvable problem of the origin of life out into deep space:
"This scenario still leaves open the question of who designed the designer [aliens] — how did life originally originate?" (Crick, Life Itself: Its Origin and Nature, 1981)
Western atheists do not want the living, supernatural God to exist and have managed to bludgeon all Westerners whose faith and hope are in the living Word of God the "... way, and the truth, and the life" (John 14:6) into believing they face an overwhelming weight of evidence that abiogenesis and evolutionism are true and the Genesis account of creation is false.
However, the real issue here is not ancient "superstitious, backward Christianity" vs. "enlightened reason and science," but about one creation account (Genesis ex nihilo) that can account for life and mind vs. another account, an evolutionary anti-creation account that is not only unable to account for the origin of life, but forces atheists to deny their own minds (spirits).
Keep this in mind when mocking, scoffing walking dead bodies ridicule you for believing in "an invisible being in the sky and a dead guy from 2000 years ago (who) is coming back soon...instead of believing in reality," said a scornful walking dead body just recently.