To sum it up as simply as possible, the Creationist view of life is that we’re here because God made us, and He made us for a specific purpose and reason (namely, to work on fixing our character and negative traits), and that everything that happens to us is meaningful, and for our ultimate spiritual good. This view encourages people to put God in the picture, to find meaning in their suffering, and to work on developing their altruistic spiritual self, as opposed to their purely materialistic ‘animal’ self.
By contrast, the ‘Darwinist’ view of life is that everything is random and happenstance, nothing is meaningful, planned or created, only ‘winners’ survive, and that it’s perfectly OK to act like the vicious evolved animal you really are, and to throw all thoughts of kindness, selflessness, generosity and empathy to the wind.
To sum up the contrast, on the one hand God is telling you that you’re almost an angel, and you need to behave like one, while Darwin is telling you that you’re effectively an animal, and you need to behave like one.
And boy o boy, has modern society been falling over itself to prove Darwin ‘right’. You only need to spend five seconds listening to the news, or one second surfing the internet, to see how more and more people are plain acting like the cruel, competitive, immoral, purely materialistic ‘animals’ that Darwin (and people like Richard Dawkins) have spent a lot of time convincing people they really are.
In the meantime, here’s a few quotes that you might want to consider in relation to how Godless-ness is creating more and more human misery and mental illness, including personality disorders like narcissism:
- “Social Darwinism [is] a philosophy exalting competition, power and violence…Mein Kampf is an expression of Social Darwinism.” - Himmelfarb, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution
- Herbert Spencer, the British leader of Social Darwinism wrote: “The unfit must be eliminated as nature intended, for the principle of natural selection must not be violated by the artificial preservation of those least able to take care of themselves,” - from ‘The Tragedy of American Compassion’
- “Evolutionary humanism…led to Nazism” - Stein, writing in ‘Biological Science and the Roots of Nazism’ - American Scientist
- The London Times wrote over a hundred years ago: “Darwin’s ideas are as mischievious as they are unscientific. Should they ever gain wide acceptance, morality would lost all elements of stable authority, and uncontrollable passions would rule. [To base a theory of this nature] on cursory evidence and hypothetical arguments was not only unscientific, but positively reckless.”
This post is just setting out the basic ideas of HOW Darwinism has empowered the worst excesses of human nature, leading to an explosion in mentally-ill ‘animalistic’ behaviors that are still being lauded as praiseworthy in a culture that has made ‘survival of the fittest’ its credo and religion.
In the next post, we’ll start to break things down into practical elements and points, to see how believing you’re an animal, and increasingly acting like one, empowers what’s known as the ‘primitive’ parts of the brain, and those parts of the brain involved in the gratification of desires and self-preservation, while effectively cutting you off from the frontal lobes that give us our uniquely ‘human’, quasi-angelic spiritual capabilities.
To be continued…