Friday, January 8, 2010

Darwin Was Misguided


Hello out there. I trust that the new year finds you doing well, or at least a little better than the last twelve months.

Well tonight I was eating my dinner and enjoying a discussion about -who else- God. All of a sudden, my ten-year-old son starts talking about his day at school. Funny when you ask "how was school" you don't always get the full story right away. It seems the low-light of his day was in the library, where the librarian directed my son's class to a evolution web site. The kids had to watch a video on "his holiness" Charles Darwin. Then they were tested on what they learned (which, by the way, is a unproven theory presented as fact).

Here is my problem (and very soon to be the schools problem) with that: Don't lie to us or our kids by hiding the truth under the guise of fact. Not a shred of factual evidence has been found in 150 years! To the evolutionist I say: its time to find a new religion. But to the school I will say: don't teach my son theory in grade school and present it as fact. Even worse, not all the facts were given. Here are some quotes  from "the man" himself:

1) "False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness."


 2) "To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact."


3) "As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities."


4) "The fact of evolution is the backbone of biology, and biology is thus in the peculiar position of being a science founded on an improved theory, is it then a science or faith?" 

5) "The break between man and his nearest allies will then be wider, for it will intervene between man in a
more civilised state, as we may hope, even than the Caucasian, and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as now between the negro or Australian and the gorilla."


6) (From a witness at Darwin's deathbed) "He seemed greatly distressed, his fingers twitched nervously, and a look of agony came over his face as he said: 'I was a young man with unformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions, wondering all the time over everything, and to my astonishment, the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion of them.'"

I found the following on the internet. It is a saddening possibility. 
The Darwin Family Bible preserved in the Darwin Museum is unmarked except for an unattributable small, backwards pencil tick opposite the first few verses of Hebrews 6.
Now, no one can say that this tick was placed by Darwin (unless he used it elsewhere), but surely it is a surprising coincidence that the only mark in the Bible is in the very book that Lady Hope, the witness at his deathbed, said was his favorite. It was possibly the same family Bible he was reading when she entered his room.

But that is not all. If we examine these early verses of Hebrews 6, we find that they speak of those who had "tasted the heavenly gift" but fell away and could not be renewed. We give the relevant verses:
(v4) For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, (5) and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (6) if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame. (7) For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringing forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: (8) But, that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected and is nigh unto cursing: whose end is to be burned.
These verses may have spoken loudly to Darwin. He failed to become a doctor as his father had wanted, so he was planning on entering the church, intending to become a country parson. He took theology at Cambridge, where he was so impressed by the logical arguments in support of creation in Paley's Natural Theology that he memorized them by heart. Following this, he embarked on a ship called the Beagle for his infamous world wildlife tour, and gradually he drew away from religion until, due to his writings on evolution and possibly the loss of a favorite daughter, he eventually became an agnostic.

His damaging legacy lives on in the hearts of non-believers. They point to a religion and say this is fact!
I point to my Bible and say, this is fact! Why aren't opposing theories taught in schools? Because the list of theories would grow as more religions would seek to have their versions of creation included in the curriculum.
The easiest way to fix this is to NOT teach evolution in schools... period!
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