Tuesday, 8 January 2013

OF SQUARE CIRCLES AND ONE-SIDED TRIANGLES.

Can evolution and Christianity be harmonized? I've heard many people claim that both belief systems can be unified. A close examination of these paradigms shows that they are irreconcilable.

In the beginning, the Bible says that God created the heavens and the earth. Evolution teaches that they came into being by themselves with no causal agent. How can God create and not create the universe at the same time? That's like making square circles or one-sided triangles.

Christ taught that we should love God and to love our neighbours as we love ourselves. Evolution proposes that we came into being through millions of random mutations. If we're mere animals with nobody to answer to, all standards of behaviour are arbitrary. Christianity, on the other hand, values selfless love toward others.

Evolution spawned both communism and Nazism. Though some people claimed to be Christian but proved otherwise by their actions, the teachings of Christ have greatly benefited the world. Why should the weak, which evolution teaches will lose to the strong, be helped and competed against at the same time.

I believe that the idea of theistic evolution is disproved by empirical science. The Cambrian explosion alone shows that every creature living back then was fully formed and perfectly adapted for its environment. People also confuse natural selection with evolution. A self-replicating system such, as what we have on this planet, needs to be able to adjust to shifts in climate and availability of food. Far from being the result of random changes, this universe and life itself are finely crafted. Only an eternal being such as God could set everything in motion.

Darwin's Dilemma is one of many videos which show the impossibility of evolution. It and other DVDs can be ordered through Illustra Media.

I mentioned my own dilemma regarding evolution being taught in science classes at school in How I Was Razed: A Journey from Cultism to Christianity. Amazon and Barnes & Noble stock the e-book version while Virtual Bookworm stock the paperback version. My previous titles are available on the left hand side of this page.