Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hysterical evolutionism vs. the systematic and methodical plan of the Question Evolution! Campaign

Three questions: 

1. Are militant evolutionists and/or atheists lacking in emotional control and lacking a well thought out game plan?

2. Given what we know about history, is the Question Evolution! Campaign a realistic game plan and aid in helping to collapse Darwinism in the world?

 3. Who is more reasonable and fact driven: evolutionists or Bible believers?

History and the game plan of the Question Evolution! Campaign

One of my favorite historians was the French historian Fernand Braudel.

I like Braudel because he takes into account broad trends such as socioeconomic trends and incremental technological change and its effects. He also took into account the daily effects of the activities of the people at the lower end of  the economic scale which is at odds with the "great men" portrayal of history so often taught in primary education and high schools. Also, Braudel looks at history from interdisciplinary approach. In short, a big reason I like Braudel is that he looks at history holistically instead of myopically. 

Braudel also taught that changes to societies often occur due to incremental changes and via the use of technology. If you examine our article Our group's plan, strategy and tactics for advancing the Question Evolution! Campaign which gives resources outlining our group's plan for accelerating the collapse of Darwinism, you will see that the material contained does not read like the plan of revolutionaries (Braudel rightly declared in his work Capital and the material life that revolutions rarely achieve their goals). 

Instead our plan is strategic and systematic plan to grind down evolutionism, atheism, agnosticism and liberal theological thought using a variety of methods while increasing belief in biblical creation and the Bible. Of course, the primary emphasis of the Question Evolution! Campaign and its 15 questions for evolutionists is on attacking evolutionary pseudoscience.

My admiration of Fernand Braudel's work is one of the reasons why I like the work of Professor Eric Kaufmann who wrote the book Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth and the academic paper Shall the Righteous Inherit the Earth? Demography and Politics in the Twenty-First Century    Kaufmann writes about the global decline of atheism/agnosticism and the global ascendancy of religious populations due to  factors such as the fertility rates of the religious people vs. secular people, immigration and societal adherence to various secular and liberal ideologies. Also, Kaufman writes about how this will affect the West.  Even though Kaufmann is an agnostic, he is more objective, comprehensive and systematic in his analysis of the history of atheism/agnosticism in the world and in the West than an evolutionist and atheist/agnostic ideologues like Richard Dawkins who appears to have a poor grasp of history.

Hysterical evolutionists and atheists  lacking a game plan

A reasonable approach to counter one's opposition is  far superior to the hysterics and/or  revolutionary talk of the New Atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and the American Atheists. While their approach may garner some newspaper headlines and sell some books for a spell, it is not a good approach for a sustained plan which achieves significant results in changing people's minds. Militant atheism did not work for Russian atheists over the long haul and its not going to work now. 

A 2011 article by  by Stephen Prothero entitled American faith: A work in progress points out that based on Pew Forum survey the New Atheism of miltant secuaralists such as Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris had no discernible effect in terms of increasing atheism.

Another example of ineffectual and hysterical atheism: 

The news website The Blaze published an article on September 15, 2011 entitled American Atheist Leader Calls for the ‘Eradication’ of ‘Fundamentalist Christians’ which links to a inaccessible blog post of  Al Stefanelli, American Atheists’ Georgia State Director (I suspect the blog post is an embarrassment to their organization so they made it inaccessible to the general public).

Dinesh D'Souza and Vox Day point out that Dawkins engaged in historical revisionism in terms of the mass murder and architectural destruction  of atheist communists (church destruction). Dawkins was caught red handed lying about his debate with Rabbi Boteach, but perhaps Dawkins did not engage in historical revisionism about atheist mass murder and architectural destruction, but he is merely abysmally ignorant of history. Of course, it could be a case of both! Dawkins could be a historical revisionist who is abysmally ignorant of history.

Richard Dawkins debate with the mathematician and philosopher of science John Lennox revealed a Dawkins who had an antipathy towards investigating the historical evidence of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I really don't think Dawkins has an appreciation for the importance of history. I find this often in atheists/agnostics who are science fetishists which is ironic since origins science is a historical science. Science and technology are important things in society but they are not the only things and science fetishism descends into the self-refuting religion of scientism.

Crank statements of evolutionists revealing dogmatism and a lack of historical investigation sophistication

I think evolutionists lack of respect for history and for historical evidence leads to foolish statements such as these:

1. "Evolution has been observed. It’s just that it hasn’t been observed while it’s happening." - Richard Dawkins

2. "Even if all the data point to an intelligent designer, such an hypothesis is excluded from science because it is not naturalistic." -  Scott Todd, an immunologist at Kansas State University.

3. Professor Richard Lewontin, a geneticist (and self-proclaimed Marxist), is certainly one of the world’s leaders in evolutionary biology.

Lewontin declared:
‘We take the side of science in spite of the patent absurdity of some of its constructs, in spite of its failure to fulfill many of its extravagant promises of health and life, in spite of the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories, because we have a prior commitment, a commitment to materialism.
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 a set of concepts that produce material explanations, no matter how counter-intuitive, no matter how mystifying to the uninitiated. Moreover, that materialism is an absolute, for we cannot allow a Divine Foot in the door.
The eminent Kant scholar Lewis Beck used to say that anyone who could believe in God could believe in anything. To appeal to an omnipotent deity is to allow that at any moment the regularities of nature may be ruptured, that Miracles may happen.
Contrast the dogmatic evolutionists with the sweet reasonableness of the evangelical Old Testament scholar Kenneth Kitchen who declared: "Facts must control theory, not vice versa."

As far as evolutonists/atheists/agnostics lacking leadership and a game plan for reversing the global decline of atheism/agnosticism in its adherents and the rise of biblical Christianity and/or creationism, which includes places such as America and Europe, I suggest reading our resources below. 

Why do atheists and evolutionists have no game plan to reverse their global decline? Because atheism and evolutionism are forms of intellectual madness!

"The heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart." - King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 9:3

"Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged,
yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before Him: but it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God." - King Solomon, Ecclesiastes 8:11-13.

Poor leadership within the atheism/evolutionist communities

Atheism is rudderless and unseaworthy

Thoughtful and effective Christian evangelism vs. inept atheism evangelism 

Lack of a plan by evolutionists, atheists and agnostics
Evolutionists, atheists and agnostics: What is your master plan to reverse your decline?

Richard Dawkins: Insightful secular strategist or an insincere book peddler?

Related resources

Refuting evolution

Evidence for Christianity - Creation Ministries International

Evidence for Christianity: websites, articles and videos  

Question Evolution! Campaign resources and other resources:

Question Evolution! Campaign

15 questions for evolutionists

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 1 - Questions 1-3

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 4–8

Responses to the 15 Questions: part 2 - Questions 9-15

Creation Ministries International Question Evolution! Videos:

15 Questions that evolutionists STILL cannot answer

Picture credit for King Solomon picture:

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Author: Jimmy Baikovicius. username: jikatu

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