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Why NOT Believe in Design?

Anywhere you poke the creation, evidence of design pops out. Everything is at once orderly and complex, everywhere. That’s obvious. That is, it is obvious if you are looking for it. Romans 1:20 states, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made.” Evolutionists even admit there is an “appearance” of design but deny that it is real. The question before us is, why would anyone reject the idea of design, and to do so passionately, as some do? One leading evolutionist wrote, “We must be prepared for the long and costly battle of challenging every creationist statute in every state in which it is introduced.” (Isaac Asimov, appeal letter for the ACLU) Why is the idea of design such a repulsive thought? Romans 1 answers this question, and the words of these passionate unbelievers illustrate it.
“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” (21-22)
“However improbably we regard this event [the spontaneous beginning of life out of nothing], given enough time it will almost certainly happen at least once. . .Given so much time, the ‘impossible’ becomes possible, the possible probable, and the probable virtually certain. One has only to wait: time itself performs miracles.” Other evolutionists are more realistic. “Each [in a probability study] found that the odds against the spark of life igniting accidentally on Earth were . . . ‘10 to the power of 40,000.’” (C. Wickramasinghe)
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts. . .” (24)
In 1984, Joseph Sobran wrote, in Human Life Review, “My guess is that the popular theory of evolution appeals precisely as an alternative to the Christian view of man, which not only demands faith but imposes moral obligations. People who adopt Evolutionism are not driven to it by consideration of the evidence; they like it without respect to the evidence, because they are passionate creatures, and it offers no moral impediment in their passions.” In other words, only purposeless evolution lets them do what they want without feeling guilty since it eliminates accountability. This idea is repeated by Aldous Huxley in an article entitled, “Confession of a Professed Atheist.” Notice how transparent he is here. “I had motives for not wanting the world to have meaning; consequently assumed it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption . . . For myself, as no doubt for most of my contemporaries, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom.”
“Who changed the truth of God into a lie. . .” (25)
“It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid, or insane. . .” (Richard Dawkins) “Scientists, like others, sometimes tell deliberate lies because they believe that small lies can serve big truths.” (Richard Lewontin)
“and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.” (25)
“As non-theists, we begin with human, not God, nature not deity.” (review of Humanist Manifesto)
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge. . .” (28)
“I am an atheist, out and out. . . I don’t have the evidence to prove that God doesn’t exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn’t that I don’t want to waste my time.” (Isaac Asimov, co-founder of the Humanist Society and signer of the Humanist Manifesto) “Without a doubt humans and civilization are in sore need of the intellectual cleanness and mental health of atheism.” (Richard Bozarth in American Atheist, Feb. 1978)
“God gave them over to a reprobate mind.” (28)
“Millions of sins, filthy deeds, acts of violence, and physical contagions are far less dangerous than the subtle spiritual idea of a god.” (Vladimir Lenin, leader of the communist revolution in Russia) Wendell Watters in an Article in The Humanist entitled “Christianity and Mental,” stated, “I want to entertain the hypothesis that Christian doctrine, the existential soother par excellence, is incompatible with the principles of sound mental health and contributes more to the genesis of human suffering than to its alleviation.” He is saying that those who believe in Christ cause mental suffering and Christian thinking is on the level with mental illness. In contrast note what God said!
“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” (32)
“Among some animal species, then, infant killing appears to be a natural practice. Could it be natural for humans too, a trait inherited from our primate ancestors.” (Barbara Burke, “Infanticide,” Science, 1984)
Starting with truth, they reject it for a lie, and, though professing themselves to be wise, they become fools. “The fool hath said in His heart, There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) It is a way of thinking that seems right to them, but ends in death. (Prov. 16:25) In contrast, “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.” (Prov. 14:27) Which way will you choose?

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