Monday, December 24, 2012

Evolutionary belief: The inspiration of a sad Christmas song? Darwinism is truly a misery inspiring ideology


 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,

“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.
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!

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

Related articles

Christmas and creation

Christmas and Genesis

A defense of Christmas

Star of Bethlehem

What was the star of Bethlehem?

Other resources

Atheism, agnosticism and humanism: Godless religions

Refuting evolution

Evidence for biblical creation and against Darwinism

Evidence for Christianity

Evidence for Christianity

Did Jesus rise from the dead? by Michael Horner

4 comments:

  1. After perusing the Question Evolution website for some time and reading many articles it is no wonder why this site has many articles that do not mention the author's name. I would be ashamed to have my name associated with many of these articles also!

    Take the article above for example,

    "Monday, December 24, 2012

    Evolutionary belief: The inspiration of a sad Christmas song? Darwinism is truly a misery inspiring ideology"

    To try and justify the ridiculously stupid assertion that 'all people who believe in Darwinian evolution must be socially and spiritually miserable' is absolutely idiotic. My 10-year old would know that is a stupid assertion!

    And, by the way, this folk-pop song is telling a story of a human being who happens to be sad around Christmas-time. Is that a crime? I can guarantee that due to the Connecticut elementary school massacre, that there will be many sad people around Christmas-time. Perhaps one of these 'sad parents or siblings' might even become a saint in a couple of hundred years or at least recognized for some great Christian achievement in the future!

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    1. Sarah,

      Are you familiar with the strawman fallacy? If not, I suggest you look it up! Please tell me where the article says "all people who believe in Darwinian evolution must be socially and spiritually miserable'". I guarantee your 10 year old will not be able to find it and neither will you.

      Second, there is no denying that evolutionary racism and other evolutionary dogma inspired much human misery. See: Communism and Nazism Questions and Answers at http://creation.com/communism-and-nazism-questions-and-answers and social Darwinism at http://creation.com/herbert-spencer

      Next, in his racist work On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life, the racist Charles Darwin lied about being a theist as he said in his private journals he was materialist which is a type of atheist. See:
      http://creation.com/charles-darwins-real-message-have-you-missed-it

      Atheistic evolutionism/Atheism is well known for being a causal factor of depression and suicide. See: http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/12/young-earth-creationists-are-happier.html

      Lastly, I notice you didn't mention any joyous songs inspired by Darwinism.

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  2. First of all, this article shows little evidence that the evolution Joni Mitchell was taught in schools had anything to do with her song "River" and the sadness that went into it. Yes, the article does show Mitchell was taught evolutionary principles and that she wrote a sad song, but there is no linkage between these ideas. This is as if I were to claim that my friend enjoyed watching baseball as a kid and now he works as a truck driver, so watching baseball as a kid must have inspired him to become a truck driver. There is no sound explained rationale for why I connected the two things.

    Secondly, I do not see anything wrong with being sad on occasion. It is a natural emotion that almost everybody has felt. In fact, there are many situations in which it is worrisome if someone doesn't feel sad. In the song, Joni Mitchell is singing about how her relationship with her boyfriend ended, somebody who meant a lot to her. I don't see how it is wrong for someone to feel bad in her situation.

    Finally, you state that "Darwinism never inspired a single joyous song." I actually do agree with you on this. However, Darwinism shouldn't be expected to produce "joyous songs." It's a scientific idea. (Whether you think it is a valid one or not is a matter of discussion.) This would be like me saying that I hate Newton's 2nd law because it hasn't produced any funky jazz music.

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    1. Ian,

      A few points:

      1. Do young earth creationists tend to be happier and more joyous than atheists? See: http://questionevolution.blogspot.com/2012/12/young-earth-creationists-are-happier.html

      2. Is there any evidence that Darwinism has lead to misery? See above article.

      3. You claim that evolution is scientific. Yet you provide no evidence of this.

      Are you willing to have a debate centered around the 15 questions for evolutionists (see: http://creation.com/15-questions )
      via a recorded oral debate which would be distributed to tens of thousands of people.

      If you are confident in your evolutionary beliefs, please make the necessary arrangements via this free chat room: http://login.meetcheap.com/conference,89538844 You can make the necessary arrangements with the chat room moderators Shockofgod or VivaYehshua. Alternatively, you can email Shockofgod via his YouTube email at http://www.youtube.com/user/shockofgod

      If you want to know more about the debate, any and all questions should be directed to Shockofgod or VivaYehshua

      There will be no future communication with you via this blog until you accept this debate offer and carry through with the debate.

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