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Do you go around denying evolution?

Do you actively go around denying evolution in favour of your faith’s explanation for the creation of life? If that is you, well then, guess what?

You aren’t exactly a believer in the faith you are so adamantly defending, are you?

You only *think* you have faith, it’s as simple as that…

But, don’t despair, what you *do* have is a healthy need to inflict your humble opinion upon everyone else, so you are not really that different to all of us normal people.

In some countries, praising your religion out loud, can often be met with ridicule and mocking, especially when you are trying to put forward your god against science. In other words, “god did it”, doesn’t slide very far in some countries at all.

Where I live, people standing on side walks praising their religion loudly, are often carted away by the police, simply for being a nuisance.

Darwin didn’t deny god!

When you deny evolution, you are not exactly denying *what* others believe in, are you? You are actually denying what they believe in, *because* they believe in it, as -somehow- whatever it is that they believe in, -somehow- contradicts your faith, regardless of what it is.

evolution does not actually, actively deny that there is a creator, does it? Show me a text book about evolution where it says “and this denies the existence of god, thus making every religious person an utter fool for having ‘faith'” ?? well? can you?

This extract from “Origin of The Species” does *not* deny the existence of god, does it? So you’ll have to do better than this, I’m afraid…

“each species has been independently created — is erroneous”
–Darwin “Origin of The Species”

If that’s all it takes to make you think there is an organised movement to displace your god, then again, I remind you, you have no faith in your faith.

I mean, god made all those fossils in the ground appear to be millions of years old when they were only 4400 years old didn’t he? He made the light from millions of light years away begin in-transit for everything further away than 10,000 light years didn’t he? Pretty damn clever is this god dude, so what’s stopping him from making it look like evolution was how life was made as well? Yes, that’s right, god made the original humans out of thin air and put genetic markers into our DNA to make it look like we shared a common ancestor with a monkey!

Oh That god! he’s *such* a trickster, hey?

Temper tantrum much?

If the very thought that there are other people out there who believe in something different to what you believe in worries you so much that you need to act out against your doubts, well guess what?

Your faith is merely a delusion, a mantra, an ever repeating lie you tell yourself over and over and over such that if you say it enough, it becomes true…. and that’s all your faith is..

If you did have enough faith in your faith you wouldn’t even entertain one thought about someone else’s “faith” or views, you would not question the validity of someone else’s beliefs at all…

What you have is a fear that the reality you created in your brain is wrong, that you have made a fantasy into a reality for your whole “faithful” life, and you are, in fact, afraid that you wasted a lot of time on something that is not real, and no-one likes to be made to look the fool and waste their time, no-one likes to be lied to, no-one wants to be the butt of the joke, *do* they?

Idolatry

By actively denying evolution in favour of your faith’s creation story, you have in fact, holding the literal words of your faith above any meaning of those words. In other words, by actively denying evolution in favour of your faith, you are committing idolatry.

Don’t believe me?

Are you giving more meaning to the individual words than what the words are telling you? Do you take some parts of your scripture literally and others metaphorically, how do you decide what you read literally or symbolically? Is your science book more than a thousand years old?

We’ve made *some* scientific advances in the last few years, you know?

Who Cares!?!

What does it matter if god made the universe or not anyway? Has it not occurred to the faithful that studying the sciences of evolution, might actually lead to advances in medical treatments of many illnesses and diseases?

Will you deny yourself a cure to a fatal disease if the research that went into that cure had anything to do with the sciences behind evolution? Well?

Faithless much?

Oh, and if your excuse for denying evolution so loudly is because you don’t want others of your faith to be led astray, then not only are you unsure about your own faith, but your faith is so weak that you need to perpetuate your myth outside of your own mind by having other people believe the same fantasy as you to make your “faith” seem more real.

Seriously?

Seriously, what happens every time some aspect of what was previously considered to be “godly”, is revealed to be just plain old science?

Evolution could be categorically proven 100% with a fossil record from each of the last four billion years, with no “gaps” and no missing “transitory species” or we could produce basic one cell life forms from basic chemicals in controlled conditions every time by zapping them with just the right amount of lightning, but the evolution denying person, they would just go and move the goal posts anyway, wouldn’t they?

But what the evolution-denying faith-based individual doesn’t realise, is that, with god, you would never ever be able to see the goal posts to be able to move them in the first place, because if you truly believed in your god, no amount of evidence of any kind would wash away your faith.

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Posted 27 October, 2008 by manabrau in evolution, Religion Sux Arse, Science