There is an ideological war of worldviews, and evolution is at the heart of it.
As the battle for the hearts and minds of men wages, it often gets pretty ugly.
“After the release of ‘Evolution vs God’ it energized the hatred that many atheists have for me. …Darwinian evolution is a hill upon which atheists and evolution believers are prepared to die. It says that we are primates, that there are no moral absolutes, and there’s no God to whom we must answer.” – Ray Comfort
In this battle for worldview supremacy, everyone has some skin in the game. There are four major camps competing for recognition. Not surprisingly, scientific and religious allegiances are at the center of each of these groupings, which include: non-believing atheists/secular humanists, theistic evolutionists, intelligent design advocates, and creationists.
I will reveal my bias right up front. I fall somewhere between the last two categories. I am of the popular opinion (among Christian orthodoxy) that although the Bible is not solely documented history, it is totally reliable nonetheless.
My interest in the battle for worldview supremacy became a personal and a spiritual one. I was sick and tired of getting intellectually ‘slapped around’ and mocked for ‘not understanding the science of evolution.’ Determined to do my best to understand the ‘science,’ I decided that if evolution is true, I would give up the ‘fairy tale.’ [Note: Individuals who see themselves as a member of the ‘Theistic Evolution’ camp see no conflict with the science of evolution and the truths of the Bible and consider any possible conflict a matter of flawed Biblical interpretation].
I tried to objectively consider the genetic mutations and proposed transitions/intermediaries that have been presented by the scientific establishment to promote evolution of the species from a common ancestor. I also considered some of the other physical, psychological, and social variables that define the human experience. I tried to consider every domain of human experience that would lend itself to scientific inquiry (as per the dogmatic naturalist).
In doing so, I’ve come to the realization that the evidence for evolution has not really advanced in any substantial or meaningful way. New considerations (and maybe even a few exciting proposals) may develop; but overall, the same barriers remain and continue to be reaffirmed (although not publicly of course).
Admittedly, I have a more skeptical, big picture approach. An ardent and faithful supporter of evolution often finds himself harping on some ‘suspect’ evidence dependent upon unsound variables to advance the reliability of a proposed ‘find’ or ‘evidential proof.’ However, a just case can be made for the belief that evolution was (at least partially) founded and heavily promoted with purposefully hostile motives toward God. I’m not convinced it was conceived on the evidence. I firmly believe that if the science community actually followed where the evidence leads, ‘molecules to man’ evolution would be swiftly denounced.
Regardless of what we’re told, the unfortunate truth remains – evolution is merely ideology in disguise.
Evolution has less to do with empirical evidence and more to do with ideology. The promotion of evolution as scientific fact enables a humanistic form of secular elitism to dominate the culture and determine societal laws for the masses. The infiltration of secular humanism into our legal system, natural sciences, history books, and public opinion ensures a nationally established bias that honors political correctness over objective, existential reality.
To be continued…
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