by Denyse O'Leary
Another characteristic of dhimmis for Darwin is to politely ignore logical contradictions. Every editorial in favour of teaching "evolution" tells us that Darwin knocked man off his traditional pedestal as the crown or purpose of creation and showed that he was merely an evolved animal.
The same editorial may then go on to claim on the same page that there is perfect harmony between "science and faith" ....
Well, there is certainly no harmony at all between the science that shows that man is merely an evolved animal and the faith that puts man at the centre of creation - that is to say, the Jewish or Christian or Muslim faith.
No one accuses the editorialist of bad faith. Of course not, because no one even notices the contradiction! We are not supposed to notice it. Our social acceptability depends in part on our not noticing it.
As a matter of fact, one can certainly belong to a religion that sees man as simply an evolved animal. But it will not be one of the historic Western monotheist faiths. That any clergy would imagine otherwise says much about the popularity of dhimmitude for Darwin.
Darwinism is a package. Hard on the heels of the "evolved animal" message is the astonishing hypothesis: You are nothing but a pack of neurons.
You are nothing but a pack of neurons ... or else you are not a Darwinist. Anyway, I have decided to stop making any excuses at all for the vile creed that has grown up around Darwin, let alone the hagiography and will most certainly NOT encourage any welcome for it in the church.
Toronto-based Canadian journalist Denyse O'Leary (www.designorchance.com) is the author of the multiple award-winning By Design or by Chance? (Augsburg Fortress 2004), an overview of the intelligent design controversy. She was named CBA Canada's Recommended Author of the Year in 2005 and is co-author, with Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, of the forthcoming The Spiritual Brain: A neuroscientist's case for the existence of the soul (Harper 2007).
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