Evolution, an Escapist’s Dream
I am firstly a Christian; a South African white, Afrikaans speaking male. I am married to a woman. I know there was a time when the latter statement was obvious, but lately it needs to be mentioned. I am past sixty as my photo shows. I prefer to live and contemplate my living world, using knowledge and common sense. Knowing that I exist and that that must be ascribed to a cause so infinitely higher than I am makes me a Christian. I know that death is simply an interruption, for He who created me can and will raise me up and call me to give an account of what I did with my present opportunities.
We exist and are intensely aware of this. Inherent in man in his state of rebellion to his Creator is the desire to negate the fact that we are created. We want to be the determinators of our own destiny. We all wish to echo Frank Sinatra’s life philosophy of; “I did it my way.”
The issue at stake is our desire to do whatever pleases us without having to be accountable to any other. Another expression, perhaps so far more pervasive than Sinatra’s dream, is the one that even marks so-called Christian morality preaching, is; “Believe in yourself.”; or, to give it some respectability and often used by a former prime minister of South Africa, John Vorster; “Believe in God, believe also in yourself.”
Now, to believe in God is to believe in Him, God, as Creator. Essential to prevent any ambiguity, is to add that I believe in God as revealed by His Son, Jesus Christ. Without the latter clause, the “God” you believe in is a generic god. It is also used by many a philanthropic society. It gives a sense of religiosity; very much like those prayers one is asked to give whereby an otherwise very amoral function is opened. Usually one known for his or now even her strong religious views are called upon to do this “necessary” function so that what follows may have a pretence of some sanctity.
To believe in God also carries the inescapable and consistently moral responsibility of conducting and, even more so, living as is expected of a Christian. You believe that God created and that therefore, He can raise the dead. You know that at the resurrection all will be called to give an account of what he or she did as one who confessed to believe.
But, not to believe in God, does not remove the reality that He is. This expression, God is, though very specifically Christian in character, carries in logic so much more the acknowledgement of God’s all transcendent being. It places God beyond the confines of man’s observational and even metaphysical thoughts. Though we may observe much of the four dimensional time, space universe where we can, with optical, radio and electromagnetic devices come to know the greater universe as described by Albert Einstein’s formula of energy: E = mc2; and Max Planck’s quantum mechanics. We can observe the infinitely great as well as the infinitely small. But, according to Professor Stephen Hawking, this knowledge humbles us in frustrating our attempts to reconcile these two all-pervasive theories.
To believe in oneself is to exercise the folly of attempting to pick yourself up by your boot strings. A general saying, it amounts to nothing more than to fall on your ass (the pun is deliberate).
To believe in God and in yourself is to practice polytheism. And as it is in all forms of polytheism, as Greek mythology to dramatically illustrates, you have a pantheon of gods who are so busy fighting each other for supremacy that they can take little care of anything else.
John Vorster’s two gods however have sorted this problem out. “Yourself” is the predominant god.
To believe in evolution is simply to believe in yourself and to attempt to prove that picking oneself up by one’s boot strings. It is the obvious thing for my PC to want to correct expressions such as “yourself” and “oneself” by indicating that the “-self” syllable should be omitted. What a silly modesty by the program writers?
As the all transcendent God, the Creator of the universe and of realities that we cannot even think of, such as the heavens, we must rely on what we can observe. We have to rely on science. Scientific research and the scientific method where the, Austrian-born British philosopher of science, Sir Karl Raimund Popper (1902-1994), known for his theory of scientific method in The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1934; translated into English in 1959), provided a basis for preserving the credibility of science which the evolutionist so fiercely attempts to circumvent.
The word, “heaven” above has a plurality of meanings and even the one I made mention of has a valid scientific application.
This article broadly considered the outline within which the theistic and atheistic battle of words is conducted. The word, “believe” applies to both and if the atheist wishes to negate this word to give an appearance of superiority to his disbelief, the debate on news24, has already proven beyond dispute the bigotry of atheism and if confronted, retaliates with language that only serves to shatter this belief that they “know”.
The atheistic doctrine of evolution is nothing more than an attempt to do away with God. What he fails to achieve in reality, he continues to do in an uninterrupted onslaught against those who do believe and are outspoken in their defense of their faith. The atheist is troubled by this refusal to silence. One of their oft repeated attempts to silence the believer, is to attempt to restrict it to the closet of; “It is a private matter and should be treated as such!”
Firstly, because God is all transcendent, this statement is in itself already immoral. Secondly, the atheist has no problem is using all possible means to enforce as a matter of fact in all publications, statements that imply evolution as the natural cause of whatever topic allows for such.
Yes, whether you like it or not, the atheist uses press or media restrictions to silence the theist. Now that globalism is endorsing the limiting of the freedom of the media, these atheists are calling to arms all, including those whom they are censoring, to take up posters and rally for their right to lie, to indoctrinate and to intimidate. It doesn’t work that way!
But evolutionism wants to remove all restrictions of their right to immorality.