Why are so many Darwinians trying to convince Christians that evolution is compatible with Christianity? Yet at the same time they would be just as fervent in telling the Christians to keep their belief out of every aspect of the government. Take it out of the Pledge, our money, department stores, town squares, courthouses, schools, etc, etc…
What gives? Take a look at these quotes.
As I said, Scott is indeed an atheist and materialist.
Scott espouses the view that there is a distinction between methodological materialism and philosophical materialism. The first corresponds to what any practicing scientist would do. We assume that the world is made of matter, and that if there is something else out there, this is simply beyond the scope and reach of the scientific method. The second position is rational, but not scientific. It points to the rational conclusion that there is only matter out there, even though we cannot prove it beyond any doubt.
One problem with Scott’s dualism is that, even though technically correct, it smacks of political correctness, or at least lacks philosophical courage.
Not so for William Provine. His answer is clear: there is nothing out there, we die in the most definitive sense of the word, and there is no point in even asking the question of the ultimate meaning of life. Where does he get this conclusion? From the Darwinian theory of evolution by descent with modification. According to Provine, not only there is no evidence for anything beyond matter, but the whole essence of evolutionary change should tell us that it is irrational to even look for it.
- First, naturalism is committed to a methodological principle within the context of scientific inquiry; i.e., all hypotheses and events are to be explained and tested by reference to natural causes and events. To introduce a supernatural or transcendental cause within science is to depart from naturalistic explanations. On this ground, to invoke an intelligent designer or creator is inadmissible
Steve Weinberg who’s a physicist and notably anti-religious have said “Science does not make it impossible to believe in God, it just makes it possible to not believe in God”
ID offends Darwinism at its atheistic core. Darwinism is battling for their religious survival. Take a look at some of the posters like edarrell and Nohm at this blog. They don’t dispute the scientific evidences put forth by ID. They are always the first to bring up religion and Creationism as the strawman. Darwinian atheism is protect by the educational establishment. If they can turn ID into a religious argument they know they can win by default because all other religions are inadmissible from the Darwinian religion by their definition.
From post-darwinist blogspot posted this quote from David Warren
What impresses me about the American people, is that even though they do not have the intellectual means to confute the Darwinian priesthood in the academy, they smell a rat in Darwinism, & will not be intimidated into accepting its presumptions. They just know that Darwinism is a rival religious faith, & they will even embrace Creationism to resist it.
The growing popularity of “Intelligent Design” is because it offers a way for science to get out of the face of religion. This is why the Darwinoids hate it so passionately: because the whole point of their Darwinism is to be in the face of religion. “ID” uses exactly the same fact-sets as all the biological disciplines; it merely leaves God to open minds, rather than insisting upon a causative sequence designed expressly to exclude a Creator.
Darwinists are on a holy war. Dr. Krauss calls Darwinists everywhere to united and become evangelists to preach Christianity to Christians. That is Darwinian Christianity, which by definition atheistic according to leading Darwinians like the ones that I quoted. You also have stealth atheists pretending to be Christians when in reality they are wolves in sheep’s clothing. These stealth atheists glorify Forrest who despise Christians and claim that Darwinian evolution has rendered God irrelevant if not non-existent. These stealth atheists won’t fool true Christian.