Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rejecting truth leads to...

If you read my post on the importance of understanding what you believe, you saw how Darwin’s rejection of the truth of Scripture led to his theories of natural selection. However, what else did it lead to?

Rejecting truth led to dire consequences for Darwin and his followers, including the devaluing of life. Darwin proposed the theory of natural selection, or survival of the fittest. He believed that the animals that possess the traits most capable of surviving in future generations would live, and the weak would die. Because there is no God and man is merely an evolved animal, the purpose and importance of each life of is diminished. But Darwin expanded this concept further and further by encouraging people to marry those who had desirable genetic traits and suggesting that those with defects should not marry, because the undesirable traits would be passed on. He asserted that instead of the “random chance” of natural selection we should actually take control of natural selection in order to improve it. Darwin articulated:
“There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to smallpox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man.”
From Darwin’s theories developed eugenics, human selective breeding, which declared that only the strongest, smartest and most beautiful were of value. Tragically, Hitler embraced this dreadful philosophy and applied it by murdering millions in order to achieve a more perfect mankind. When man is lowered to the category of a mere animal, it’s easy to rationalize horrendous behavior. His ideas, which have infiltrated the school system, have resulted in our nation accepting evils such as abortion, birth control and euthanasia for the purpose of assisting the ongoing process of evolution.

So once again, please study the truth found in God's Word and begin to apply it by refuting the lies that come from our culture! :)

*second paragraph taken from my essay submitted to the Darwin vs. Calvin essay contest by Vision Forum.



4 comments:

Maiden of Purity said...

Charles Darwin, author of all the mishap and trouble going on these days within the public school system. It took one man to overpower the world with his evolutionary thoughts and ideas. How sad to undermind those with a birth defect, meaning that we would all be unmarried, because we all are not perfect! :) In addition, I'm saddend and also disgusted at what this man has done.

Joshua said...

Yes, in a way Darwin was the author of much detrimental philosophy of today, but it started much sooner than that unfortunately...The key influence on Darwin was a man named Charles Lyell, and his book, "Principles of Geology." When Darwin took his trip on the H.M.S. Beagle, he took two books with him: "Principles of Geology," and believe it or not, the Bible! This just goes to prove Allison's point. History shows which book had the greater and ultimate impact on Darwin's life. What's shocking and saddening is the fact that just prior to Darwin reading Lyell's book, he had just come out of seminary. So yes Allison, his rejection of the truth led to very dire consequences! Just goes to further emphasize your previous post about the importance of knowing what you believe!

Kristen said...

How saddening to see how deceived Darwin was. Sadly, as you mentioned, so many have blindly jumped onto the bandwagon of his philosophy. Rather than noting the damage sin has done on human-kind in the form of disease and weakness and turning to Christ, such philosophy has only propogated more sin. Trying to "fix" (with wrong methods) what sin had caused, Darwin and others missed the solution which these issues point to: We need Christ.

Yes, may our eyes be opened to the truth!

Kayla said...

That is so sad.