Richard Dawkins, noted evolutionist from Oxford University, made the quote above, in reference to those who question the validity of evolution. He actual statement was, “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).”
It seems that the evolutionary field is in a state of turmoil, if not, in some instances, outright panic. Scientists that once taught and defended atheistic evolution have become creationists, openly attacking the Darwinian theory they were taught in college.
Why are the evolutionists so adamant against the creationist view? Why are they, like Dawkins, attacking those who dare challenge the “dominant paradigm”? Geneticist Richard Lewontin of Harvard revealed part of the reason when he reviewed Carl Sagan’s book, Billions and Billions. Lewontin said evolutionists “have a prior commitment, a commitment to naturalism. It is not that the methods and institutions of science somehow compel us to accept a material explanation of the phenomenal world, but, on the contrary, that we are forced by our a priori adherence to material causes to create an apparatus of investigation and set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is absolute, for we cannot allow a divine foot in the door.”
Did you catch that? Here is a leading evolutionist saying that the reason evolutionists are so dead set against creation is because they are determined not to believe in creation! They have their minds made up that the world has a natural explanation and nothing is going to change their minds! They cannot “allow a divine foot in the door.”
We are living in exciting times. Archaeological findings continue to confirm the Biblical testimony. Science continues to point to a Creator. There is a New Reformation on going in the Christian world, as more and more discover the truth of God’s fulfilled Scheme of Redemption. The evidence is there for those who are willing to take a look, honestly, with an open mind. Jesus challenged his audience not to believe his claims just because he claimed to be something. He challenged his audiences to “believe me for my works sake” (John 10:31f). A closed mind, or one that has already been set in concrete, will never discover the joy of discovery, nor the liberty of Truth!
Faith comes by hearing the evidence of the Word of God (Romans 10:17). We invite you to be willing to open your mind, take a look at Jesus and the evidence of his life, his death and his resurrection. Through him, you can come to believe in God (1 Peter 1:19-20). Come join us at the Ardmore church of Christ as open our hearts, our minds, and our Bibles to study God’s eternal Word. It is an exciting journey!
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