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Is it possible to believe in God without ignoring science and abandoning reason?

Evolutionists want you to be convinced, or to “believe” (as in “faith”) that their understanding of the origin of life and the universe is “settled science”, while anyone questioning that settled science is “ignorant” and “dangerous”. Is that a fair viewpoint?

(ARCHIE PELAGO “Chilly”/Lakeside Obelisk)

THE WAR AGAINST YOUR FAITH AND HOPE

Some evolutionists and atheists, with willing spokespersons in the media, are working harder to destroy all belief in a Creator. By the standards of this world they seem to have the upper hand, with evolutionism being taught as proven fact to all our kids, even in some “Christian” schools and colleges. In order to “go in for the kill”, that is, to eradicate any remaining hope you may have that the earth has any meaning or purpose, they want to make you and your children think that anyone believing that God created the world is ignorant and even dangerous. Richard Dawkins, a champion of atheists everywhere, famously worded it this way:

“It is absolutely safe to say that if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that)” (1).

Bill Nye has acknowledged a war against any faith your children may have, reflecting the intentional work underway throughout the culture to break the chain of Christian parent-to-child influence:

“If you want to deny evolution and live in your world that is completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it, because we need them. We need scientifically literate voters and taxpayers for the future.” 2

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The war against faith begins in TV programming and books for small children, continues through school and university, and doesn’t stop there.

ABANDON HOPE?

Not content to destroy your faith, they want you to agree with them that there is no meaning to life besides procreation and death. In fact evolutionism is a culture of death. Prominent atheist professor of the history of biology at Cornell University, William Provine, put it this way:

“Let me summarize my views on what modern evolutionary biology tells us loud and clear. . . . There are no gods, no purposes, no goal-directed forces of any kind. There is no life after death. When I die, I am absolutely certain that I am going to be dead. That’s the end for me. There is no ultimate foundation for ethics, no ultimate meaning to life, and no free will for humans, either.” 3

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Richard Dawkins concurs:

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at bottom no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind, pitiless indifference.” (4).

ARE CREATIONISTS REALLY “IGNORANT, STUPID OR INSANE”?

Evolutionists want you to think that anyone professing to be a scientist yet believing in a Creator must not be a real scientist. However, anyone with an open mind and who does a little research can find out that this is just a scare tactic of bullies, a below-the-belt attempt to stop you thinking outside their box: their idea of thinking critically is for you to consider only their side of the argument.

I recently read a bio of a scientist who has joined the Institute for Creation research as a research associate.  His credentials speak of anything but an ignorant moron. Check them out:

Dr. Vernon Cupps received his Ph. D in nuclear physics at Indiana University, after earning a B.S. and an M.S. in physics at the University of Columbia. At Indiana Uni. he worked in the Cyclotron facility. Later he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, before working as a radiation physicist at Fermi National Accelerator laboratory until 2011. At Fermi his primary job was to manage the operation of the Radioisotope Facility. Dr. Cupps has published 73 research papers, 18 of which are in referred journals (5).

Dr. Cupps is not unique as a creationist in the world of science. You can read about some other well-educated and experienced creationist scientists here:

http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/bios/

http://www.icr.org/research/team/

You can learn about a few of the prominent “Intelligent Design” scientists here:

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2007/05/scientists_who_support_intelli003594.html

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I was taught evolution as fact at school, and of course, it’s been pushed in the media, particularly television nature and science programming, and documentaries, for decades. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I was introduced to the world of creationism, when I acquired two books by Professor E. H. Andrews, titled, “God, Science and Evolution” and “Christ and the Cosmos” (6).

My eyes began to be opened to the fact that evolution-that is, life from non-life and macro-evolution turning ape-like creatures into humans and turning cows or goats or wolves into whales etc. isn’t “settled” science at all.  At the time Professor Andrews B.Sc., Ph.D., D. Sc., F. Inst. P., FIM., C. Phys., C. Eng., was Professor of Materials at the University of London, and was formerly Head of the Department of Materials and Dean of Engineering at Queen Mary College.

No, you do not have to abandon reason in order to believe in a Creator, because faith and true science can go hand in hand, despite all the protests of those who desperately want them not to. You can have faith, and you can have hope: don’t let any anti-God zealot-no matter how popular or how highly esteemed- persuade you otherwise.

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NOTES

1 From Richard Dawkins’ Review of “Blueprints: Solving the Mystery of Evolution”.

2 http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/12678-science-guy-attacks-parents-who-teach-children-creation-story

3 William Provine, Origins Research 16, no. 1/2 (1994): 9; quoted in Technical Journal 10, no. 1 (1996): 22.

4 Richard Dawkins, River out of Eden (New York, NY: Basic Books, 1995), 133.

5 http://www.icr.org/article/new-icr-research-associate-vernon-r/

6 Prof. E. H. Andrews, Christ and the Cosmos (Evangelical Press, Welwyn, England, copyright EP 1986)

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