Joined: Jan. 2006
From an email alert:
|Date: January 26, 2006 |
From: The Moral Majority Coalition and The Liberty Alliance
By: Jerry Falwell
Darwinian Evolution — the theory that is touted as enlightened truth by education and media elites — is not recognized as fact by many individuals.
In fact, a new survey from the United Kingdom has found that a majority of Brits do not believe in evolution. The BBC survey of 2,000 people in a program titled “Horizon: A War on Science” showed that “more than half the British population does not accept the theory of evolution.”
Further, participants largely favored the teaching of either creationism or intelligent design in schools, along with evolution.
Poll editor Andrew Cohen told Britain’s The Register, “Most people would have expected the public to go for evolution theory, but it seems there are lots of people who appear to believe in an alternative theory for life’s origins.”
American polls have found similar results.
Last year, 64 percent in a Pew Research Center poll said they believe creationism should be taught alongside evolution in schools.
Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, said, “What this basically tells us is that in contentious issues, many people take the default position — teach both sides and let people make up their own minds.”
But the evolution community wants to dictate their values on American school children. The left frequently talks about “diversity,” but they sanction uniformity of thought when it comes to teaching about the foundations of the universe. It is a troubling double standard.
Those who embrace biblical teachings on creation are typically depicted as provincial victims of obsolete views that have not kept up with modern society. We are told that it’s fine to believe in the Genesis account of creation while we are in our churches, but when we step out of the church our views should be stifled.
Two Diverse Roads
Creationists and evolutionists utilize the same historic facts and evidences in their research, but they reach largely dissimilar conclusions. But the evolutionists’ interpretation of the evidence at hand is largely given authority over the proposals of creationists.
When you consider how evolution is routinely presented as unquestionable truth in higher education and in our so-called mainstream media, it really is remarkable that so many people have not bought into the conventional thinking on the subject.
While a typical PBS broadcast on science or nature will include the assertive phrase “millions of years ago,” it is apparent that a large percentage of the audience has misgivings about the statement.
I believe this is largely the result of solid Bible teaching that continues to echo in our nation’s churches. Little children through the years who have learned about Adam and Eve continue to hold that story as truth in their hearts as adults today.
And there’s reason to believe that the creationism message will soon be communicated to more people than ever.
In Hebron, Kentucky, not far from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the spectacular Creation Museum is nearing completion.
An outreach of Answers in Genesis (www.answersingenesis.org), the museum is a 50,000-square-foot facility that will proclaim to the world that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice and in every area it references.
The Creation Museum, described as a “walk through history,” is scheduled to open in 2007 and I am anticipating that it will have an impact on our culture the likes of which we have never seen. This spectacular alternative to the evolutionary natural history museums that are turning countless minds against the Gospel and the authority of the Scripture, will soon be recounting what the Bible teaches on creation, dinosaurs, the world flood, and many other pertinent topics.
In the meantime, I will continue to stand against the evolutionary and secularist tides by proclaiming that God spoke the heavens and the earth into existence in six literal days.
Six literal days, huh? Maybe we should call him the "speedy intelligent designer" or maybe give him a real name and call him "Fast Eddy"?
BTW, I heard a rumor that on the 7th day the intelligent designer not only rested, but he watched the Super Bowl. Any truth to that theory?
And has anyone here been to the Creation Evidence Museum Glen Rose, Texas? It's about 2 hours from where I live but the more I read about it the more I was convinced a visit there would likely be too disturbing.
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