On December 23, 2012, we published an article entitled which showed that young earth creationists who celebrate the true meaning of Christmas are happier than atheists and that Darwinism is a misery producing ideology: Young earth creationists are happier than atheists during Christmas. Darwinism never has inspired joyous songs, but has merely inspired misery
Question: Does Darwinism inspire misery, immorality and miserable thoughts?
Evolutionary belief: The inspiration of a sad Christmas song?
The folk singer Joni Michell said about sketching a "tree of life" for a biology teacher:
The way I saw the educational system from an early age was that it taught you what to think, not how to think. There was no liberty, really, for free thinking. You were being trained to fit into a society where free thinking was a nuisance. I liked some of my teachers very much, but I had no interest in their subjects. So I would appease them—I think they perceived that I was not a dummy, although my report card didn't look like it. I would line the math room with ink drawings and portraits of the mathematicians. I did a tree of life for my biology teacher. I was always staying late at the school, down on my knees painting something.
In addition, it appears as if Joni Mitchell is not a biblical Christian/creationist. She declared in in an interview:
So most of the psychological words I don't like. I went and had trouble with God for a little while. As a matter of fact, I cornered Bob Dylan at a party in Austin one time and said, you know, "You're always throwing that word "God" in. What does God mean to you?" you know, and he said, "It's just a word that people use." I said, "Yeah, but you're using it. What does it mean to you?" He couldn't answer it. Then he went through his born-again thing, and about three years later he came up to me and he said (in a husky voice,) "Joni, remember the time you asked me about God and the devil? Well, I'll tell you now." And he launched into some real Christian rhetoric. And I said, "No, no, no, I didn't ask about the devil, that's, you know, it's God that I was having a problem with, the word." Not that I was an atheist, but I couldn't tell in the Old Testament God from the devil. They were both vain and violent. I couldn't get a grasp on that concept. That's a word that went dead for a while. Words go dead and then they come back.
On December 20, 2012, Aaron Beltz of Think Christian wrote:
People tend to mistake folk singer Joni Mitchell’s “River” for a Christmas song. You’ll hear it in hotel lobbies, department stores and coffee shops this season. It begins with the tune of “Jingle Bells,” then changes a bit as Mitchell sings,Leave it to a someone who sketched an evolutionary tree of life and a woman who said dislikes the God of Moses, to write a sad Christmas song! That is something a young earth creationist would never do!
“It's coming on Christmas
They're cutting down trees
They're putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace”
But the fifth and following lines move in a different direction: “Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.” The rest of the song is about giving up, wanting to run away from the pain of lost love. One of the most memorable songs on Mitchell’s album Blue, it’s terribly sad.
Young earth creationists are joyous during the Christmas season!
Darwinism inspires misery and immorality
Darwinism never inspired a single joyous song. Darwinism clearly inspires misery as can be seen via these two resources:
Human misery inspired by Darwinism
The evolutionist Herbert Spencer was likely an uncharitable man during Christmas
In addition, evolutionary belief inspires immorality:
Moral decline linked to evolutionary belief - university study
Christmas and creation
Christmas and Genesis
A defense of Christmas
Star of Bethlehem
What was the star of Bethlehem?
Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions
Evidence for biblical creation and against Darwinism
Evidence for Christianity
Evidence for Christianity
Did Jesus rise from the dead? by Michael Horner