Science or Religion?
Did life come spontaneously from dead matter?
Are you an apeís cousinís nephew?
Do you have a separable soul?
Is there life after death?
by Louis A. Turk, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.

The theory of evolution is not science, as many people have been led to believe, but is the core faith belief held by the atheistic religion called humanism. All humanist teachings revolve around and rest upon the evolution worldview.

The significance of evolution is this: if evolution is true, then the Bible is not true, and there is no God. And if there is no God, then morality is relative not absolute, and so "individuals should be allowed to express their sexual proclivities and pursue their lifestyles as they desire" (Humanist Manifesto II, section 6). It is this freedom from God's morality which gives humanism its appeal.

"Plato and Aristotle, in general, are the mental gods of the Humanists."1 Other well known humanists are Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, John Dewey (father of so-called "progressive education"), Roger Baldwin (founder of the American Civil Liberties Union [ACLU]), Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood Federation of America), Joseph Fletcher (author of the book Situation Ethics: the New Morality), Isaac Asimov (writer and late president of the American Humanist Association), Betty Friedan (founder of National Organization for Women [N.O.W.]) and Gene Roddenberry (creator of "Star Trek: The Next Generation").

Since the theory of evolution is being taught daily to our children in public schools, and since powerful political forces are advocating humanism as the religion to be espoused by the United Nations, it is very important that Americans understand more about humanism and its theory of evolution.

A Deceptive Name For a Deceptive Religion

The name humanism has a nice ring; when people hear it they tend to think it means humane or cultured. But its name, like all things about humanism, is deceptive. Since humanists reject belief in God, they conclude themselves to be the highest life form, and thus assume positions as gods. The name humanist refers to this self-idolization. Humanism is the ultimate conceit. Humanist Manifesto II, Section 1, states: Christians agree that any account of nature "should pass the test of scientific evidence," but point out that the Bible has never failed this test, while the Humanist theory of evolution has never passed it, an example of which will be shown below. Meanwhile, the Bible gives this comment about the Humanist rejection of the Bible, which is God's supernatural revelation of Himself, and about the Humanist's rejection of God Himself: As admitted in the preface to Humanist Manifesto I and II, "Humanism is a philosophical, religious, and moral point of view as old as human civilization itself." In fact, it originated with Satan in the Garden of Eden. The myth of evolution also is not new, beginning even before the temptation of Eve. Only disbelief of God's Word concerning creation (as given in Gen 1 and 2), could have motivated Satan to so foolishly try to overthrow God (Rev 12.7-9). No one could possibly overcome God if God be what He says He is---the omniscient, omnipresent, omnipotent Creator. But, it is logical to conclude that Satan reasoned that perhaps God was lying, and that everything---including God---just evolved from the primeval ooze. And since Satan still is revolting against God, it is obvious that he is still an avid evolutionist.3 He has swallowed his own lie, and will end up in the eternal Lake of Fire as a direct result (Rev 20.10).

The History of Evolution

The myth of evolution has an interesting history. The root idea of evolution is that living beings can come into existence without parents out of non-living matter. In the past, this presupposition of evolution was called abiogenesis or spontaneous generation. Humanists boast that humanism caused the scientific revolution that brought in all the advancements in medicine in the past 100 years. However, that is not true. In fact, scientists' rejection of the Bible and belief in the humanist doctrine of evolution kept the medical world blinded to the true cause of diseases for thousands of years. Unwilling to accept God's account of creation, and being unable with their naked eyes to see small creatures reproduce, they reasoned that dead meat just "spontaneously generated" flies, and that germs had no parents, but evolved from naturally occurring chemical processes. Louis Pasteur, the father of modern medicine, dared to question the evolution dogma. He observed the opposite of evolution, and suspected that spontaneous generation of living beings from dead matter was not a reality. Furthermore he believed that species did not evolve into new species, but rather came from parents of the same kind as themselves. (This is called biogenesis, and is what the Bible teaches in Genesis chapter one.) Pasteur realized that if he were right, different kinds of germs caused different diseases, and by determining a germ's kind and learning how to kill that kind, the disease it caused could be cured. Pasteur declared, "It is in the power of man to make parasitic illnesses disappear from the face of the globe, if the doctrine of spontaneous generation is wrong, as I am sure it is."5 On April 7, 1864, six years after Charles Darwin published his Origin of Species, and after Pasteur had endured years of opposition, ridicule and outright hatred from evolutionary pseudo-scientists, he lectured in a large lecture room of the Sorbonne concerning his famous experiments. He began by alluding to the significance of his experiments to the creation/evolution conflict. Then he explained his famous experiment, disproving abiogenesis. He showed two flasks. Both contained portions of the same organic broth. Both had necks open to the air. Months before, the broth in both had been sterilized by heat. But the neck of one pointed upward, while the long neck of the other curved downward, then upward, like a swans neck. "Why does one decay," he asked, "while the second remains pure?"  Then he answered his question:

Evolution Requires Blind Faith

Amazingly, in spite of Pasteur's conclusive evidence against evolution, atheists still lust to believe any book which explains away God, no matter how fraudulent. For example, Charles Darwin's Origin of Species, gave not one proof that has stood the test of time. Yet it is their bible. If Darwin said it, evolutionists blindly believe it, and that settles it in their minds.

Charles Darwin is said to have been a shy man, who did not like public speaking. Thomas A. Huxley, grandfather of Sir Julian Huxley (previously quoted) was a close friend and public defender of Charles Darwin and his Origin of Species. So fervently did he promote Darwinian evolution that he earned the nickname "Darwin's Bulldog." Yet listen to Huxley's admission:

Huxley was one of the rare evolutionists who would admit that his belief in evolution was "an act of philosophical faith" in a theory for which there is complete "absence of evidence." Now we have the truth: evolution is pagan religion, not science! It really takes faith to believe in something for which there is not one shred of evidence! To this day, no one has ever, even once, witnessed non-life give birth to life; if it ever happened, it would still be happening. Evolution is a monstrous lie! Think of the millions of people who died of infectious diseases because of this myth! Think of the millions now who are rejecting God and dooming themselves to Hell because of faith in this pagan religious teaching!

Public Schools Are Humanist Churches

The First Ammendment to the Constitution forbids teaching religion in pubic schools, yet the biology book used in the Oklahoma City Public School District teaches the unscientific, occult, humanist religious doctrine of evolution, saying, This is indeed an unbelievable giant-step back to the Dark Ages for science-and for our children! Such is the dubious science of wizards and soothsayers. No wonder the Bible warns us to avoid Evolution exposed to be a myth, we come unavoidably to the only alternative origin of life: special creation by the true and living God. And we begin to understand why "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (Prov 1.7), and why no educational system that rejects God can succeed. As Jesus put it, the word of God "is truth" (John 17.17); scholars who reject it doom themselves to be "ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth" (2 Tim 3.7). And since the Bible is truth, every doctrine in it is true: doctrines such as the absoluteness of truth and morals, the fall of man, the global flood in the days of Noah, a literal Heaven and a literal burning Hell, the virgin birth of Christ thereby providing a sinless Savior, Christ's substitutionary death on the cross to redeem us from our sins, His burial and bodily resurrection, salvation not of works but by grace through faith in Christ, the absolute necessity of repentance and the new birth, and the fact that Christ will return to judge those who reject Him---everything the Bible teaches is inerrantly true, and if we ignore it we do so at great peril. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Ps 14.1).

To learn more about how to know God, read "Ye Must Be Born Again."


(C) Copyright 1994 by Louis A. Turk. All rights reserved. You may  reprint this article, provided you do not edit it in any way without the author's consent, and provided this paragraph is printed at the end of the article.  Other publication requires advance permission of the author.

Louis A. Turk, B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.


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