I am fairly certain most of you have heard rumblings, at the very least, of the new film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. In this film Ben Stien asks the question why the discussion of Intelligent Design is not allowed to take place in America’s Scientific Community. Why are professors who even mention the topic being ostracized by their peers?
In the film Mr. Stien allows the professors who have been shut out the chance to express their frustration. He also allows the scientific community to specify why they don’t want any discussion of Intelligent Design to take place. The point of who came off looking better is not up for discussion. The scientists defending Darwinism didn’t look like members of the intellegencia. Rather, it appeared that their best defense was to call anyone who questioned the notion either moronic or ignorant.
The film even goes forward to draw parallels between the hostility toward Intelligent Design and the Nazi Regime. Before anyone tries to say that this was a ploy from a Jew to relate horrible footage of Nazi atrocities to Darwin Evolutionists first has to consider two points. Firstly, He supported the claim with historically accurate information about the role Darwin’s theories played in the Nazi propaganda and mentality. Secondly, many comparisons have been made between our current president and Hitler with absolutely no historic facts and there have been no complaints lodged. The president has been set.
The movie takes the time to explain how Darwin’s understanding of the cell differs from what we now know. Darwin’s claim was the Origin of Species and the scientist defending Darwinist Evolution made little claim to any knowledge of origin.
Throughout the movie it was made clear that the people who believed in Darwin’s theories were adamant that he was correct and that any concept to the contrary was a stupendous miscalculation. There fervor in protecting what they believe brought many questions to my mind. Their tactics removed any sympathy.
Is Darwinism a religion?
Webster’s Describes a religion as a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith. For those of you who have taken the time to watch the movie, Webster’s definition could not more characteristically fit the defenders of Darwin’s theories.
They were aggressive and passionate in the defending of what they believed to be the core of humanity. Their rhetoric, with a few simple changes, could easily be transformed into the rhetoric of the “Creationist Fanatics” they so boisterously despise.
Evolution is a theory of Darwin’s and not fact. Since it is not confirmed by any substantial evidence or studies, this theory is solely supported by men and women who believe in its accuracy. It’s not a very large leap to call these individuals who follow Darwin’s teachings, Darwinians.
Their cause, as explained by them, is to put religion as it is currently understood, beneath science. Might it not be said that their science has become their religion, consuming their energy and conscious thought? It isn’t much of a stretch for anyone to see that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is simply a belief system held by many, and in that sense not a great deal different than any major religion in the world.
It might have been said that Darwinian Evolution doesn’t permeate into the morality that religion does. Yet the adamant defenders of the theory of evolution in this film explain, in great detail, how it does. Darwinians claim that the theory provides a release for people, without substantiating the claim, and relate that experience to their own. They in essence explain how it dictated their own ethos.
According to the evolutionists Darwin’s Theory of evolution shaped their moral judgment, beliefs in God and beliefs in general. Therefore, by their admission it is a religion. So then why are they teaching it in our schools?
Perhaps it is time that we upheld the ruling of Separation of Church and State and demanded that this religion not be taught to our children at school.