Today, with up-to date-science, it becomes increasingly clear that the theory of evolution has become the modern-day religion of the educated—and, quite commonly, the religion of the uneducated.
Listen to the amazing words of Charles Darwin, whom many consider the "father" of evolution: "I was a young man with unformed ideas. I threw out queries, suggestions wondering over all the time over everything and to my astonishment the ideas took like wildfire. People made a religion out of them." Charles Darwin admitted that his wonderings and suggestions became a religion.
Some might wonder: "Well, how could evolution be considered a religion? Isn’t it based on science?" In fact, that isexactly the problem. Evolution is based more on blind faith rather than on solid evidence of science.
According to Webster’s Dictionary: "A religion is a cause, a principle, a system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith." If you use one common definition of faith as "a firm belief in something that has no proof" then modern evolutionists are full of faith. The faith based religion of evolution which lacks any semblance of proof is based on a series of assumptions that are absolutely without proof.
Let’s look at one of the principal doctrines of evolution that is a fundamental part of its very foundation--one of the assumptions upon which the whole theory stands or falls. That assumption is that "since the supernatural cannot be measured by scientists, we must reject the supernatural (or God) as a possible source of the origin of life." This is about as logical as saying: "Because you can’t prove where your cat went last night, you have to conclude that your cat didn’t exist while it was gone."
Just because scientists do not have instruments to measure the Creator, this does not mean that the Creator does not exist! As a matter of fact, current scientific evidence in physics and astronomy points to the supernatural origin of the universe. In the last 10 to 15 years, even many of the skeptical agnostics have had to admit that the universe could not have come into existence, on its own, solely within the laws of physics. Evidence of the creation event--which some have called the "big bang"--is mounting, year by year. There has been no past eternity of matter or past eternity of the universe. There was a moment in time when the universe virtually exploded into existence--of course, not as we know it today, but as the very first step in creation.
Instruments aboard the International Space Station, now orbiting the earth, clearly show a universe rapidly moving apart. If one were to calculate backwards to the very moment of the creation event, scientists say that it would be about 14 billion years ago. The universe had a definite beginning and did not exist before that time. Einstein’s famous theory of relativity demonstrated that space, time and matter had a beginning. In Einstein’s lifetime it was considered provable to about ninety percent confidence level.
Today, scientists consider the beginning of the universe provable, at a level of certainty that is essentially beyond a shadow of doubt. What does this mean? The universe had a beginning. The matter and the energy of the universe suddenly came into existence from nothing. Does this violate the laws of physics? Absolutely! It demandsa supernatural origin. And that is exactly what God has told us about the origin of the universe in His Word, in Hebrews 11:3: "By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen [the universe] were not made of things which are visible [pre-existing matter]." So the universe was not made of pre-existing matter. It was made by God with His supernatural, unseen power or energy. We read in Jeremiah 10:12: "He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom."
The religion of evolution denies the supernatural, because evolutionists claim that they cannot measure the supernatural. Yet all of their scientific measurements point to the fact that the universe had a beginning--and actually came into existence outside the laws of physics. By definition, this proves the "supernatural."
The bottom line is that if we conclude that there is no supernatural, taking it to the obvious conclusion we must then say that the universe does not exist and, of course, neither do the evolutionists. Clearly, then, one of the principal doctrines of the false religion of evolution is improvable and based on blind faith.
**Oakum, please do not cut and paste other people's material without giving them due credit. Not doing so is referred to as plagiarism.**
**The above is from Jeffrey Fall, with the Living Church of God: Evolution: A Religion**
Edited by aquatus1, 16 July 2014 - 12:18 AM.