A little while back, a science teacher in Atlanta showed a cartoon to her students which favorably represented creationism. It didn’t go over well. In a 52-slide presentation which seemingly endorsed evolution, a single slide with a cartoon favorable to creation caused outrage. I’m surprised the instructor wasn’t forced to give an insincere apology.
Regardless, the hostile reaction merely confirmed what pro-evolution philosopher Michael Ruse once said: “Evolution is a religion. This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today” (Ruse, M., “How evolution became a religion: creationists correct?” National Post, May 13, 2000, pp. B1, B3, B7). Sure, we’ve been told there’s “a wall of separation between church and state,” which incidentally is found nowhere in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution or any Constitutional Amendment, but religion is definitely taught in public schools. The religion is atheism, and its creation myth is evolution. Matter is all there is, it’s taught, and if you don’t accept it you’re branded a heretic. Why do public schools endorse the atheistic view of how we got here, but they refuse to teach the Christian view of how we got here?
Every now and then, you’ll see a car with a “Question Authority” bumper sticker. Since I’m a Christian, I’m all for it. After all, the Bible says “be not conformed to this world” (Romans 12:2). Yet, most people who claim to question authority rarely follow through. Indeed, how many people question evolution? Yes, it’s taught as fact in public schools, but how do teachers know nothing created matter? This violates the First Law of Thermodynamics, which states matter and energy can’t be created or destroyed, so how did it happen? How do teachers know non-living chemicals created a single-celled organism, considering the Law of Biogenesis says life can only come from life? Obviously no one was there to see these events take place, and we can’t recreate the Big Bang or Abiogenesis in a lab. Likewise, how do teachers know natural selection created more complex life on this planet, when natural selection reduces genetic information over time? These are all good questions to ask, and they clearly reveal that evolution is based on faith. It’s certainly not “scientific,” because it violates known scientific laws and processes. So, why isn’t faith in evolution questioned?
The Bible says “the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them” (2 Corinthians 4:4). The god of this world is Satan, and if you don’t belong to Christ, you belong to him (John 8:44). He does a pretty good job of keeping people distracted in sin. Jesus said “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19). Many people fear Jesus, and they scurry away from anything that brings Him to mind. But, for those willing to question authority and embrace truth, they will come to the Light (John 3:21). Given that eternity is on the line, I’d say the truth is worth a glance.