Christmas Bashing, American Atheists, and the Fairy Tale of Evolution
American Atheists, who represent the religion of the New Atheist movement in the United States, have “launched a billboard campaign in several Bible Belt states urging people to skip church this Christmas and stop listening to ‘fairy tales.’”
The billboards contain this message showing a child writing a letter to Santa Claus: “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales.
“‘Even children know churches spew absurdity, which is why they don’t want to attend services. Enjoy the time with your family and friends instead,’ said American Atheists President David Silverman. ‘Today’s adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It’s OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it’s definitely OK to tell your children the truth.’”
I find everything that David Silverman and the American Atheists do quite amusing.
Here’s the text of a sign that best fits Silverman’s religious atheism:
“Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip science class! I’m too old for fairy tales that teach that I evolved from something less than pond scum.”
In order to be an atheist, you must forget everything you learned in your high school science classes and adopt the error of spontaneous generation – life from non-life – a fairy tale that was disproved nearly two centuries ago.
The evolutionary worldview that stands behind the atheists’ religious belief system is built on the biggest fairy tale of them all, that matter, to which atheists have no way to account for, became David Silverman and the rest of us.
Not only can’t Silverman and his fellow atheists account for matter, but they can’t account for the information necessary to animate the organic machines that they claim developed and evolved without any outside intelligence.
Consider this from the people who are trying to create artificial life. First, designers are involved in the process. Artificial life has not and will not come into existence and “evolve” on its own. Second, “With 100 billion neurons and 37 trillion cells, the human body is simply too complex to be artificially designed by modern computers.” But we’re to believe that the complexity of the human body came into existence and evolved to its present capacity on its own.
Atheists must deny what they were taught in science class in order their belief system. Spontaneous generation, the basis for evolution, is a fairy tale. It’s the world of “Abracadabra,” “open sesame,” and poof, a prince has been turned into a frog!
In his book The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins lays the groundwork for the Darwinian fairy tale:
“We have no evidence about what the first step in making life was, but we do know the kind of step it must have been. It must have been whatever it took to get natural selection started. Before that first step, the sorts of improvement that only natural selection can achieve were impossible. And that means the key step was the rising, by some process as yet unknown, of a self-replicating entity.”1
This isn’t science! It’s no wonder that one of Dawkins’ books is titled The Magic of Reality. He writes that “rocks don’t feel joy or jealousy, and mountains do not love. These emotions are intensely real to those who experience them, but they didn’t exist before brains did”2 According to evolutionists, we were once the stuff of rocks and mountains. So how did we become what we never were?
It’s one of the reasons David Stove wrote Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity, and Other Fables of Evolution. Stove is “not a ‘creationist,’ or even a Christian. In fact,” he writes, “I am of no religion.”3. Even so, he knows that there’s a great deal wrong with the Darwinian model. That’s why he describes it as a fairy tale. But since grownups teach and promote it, it must really be science.
Evolution is about magic, conjuring something out of nothing. Until evolutionists demonstrate (1) the origin of matter out of nothing (abracadabra), (2) how inorganic matter evolved into organic matter (abiogenesis), (3) the origin of information and its meaningful organization (DNA programming), and (4) a genetic explanation for why it is mandatory that anyone be moral (ethics), evolution is little more than a fairytale dressed up in shining armor.
Consider the following on “Probability and the Origin of Life” by Robert E. Kofahl:
“For roughly fifty years secular scientists who have faith in the power of dumb atoms to do anything have been carrying on scientific research aimed at finding out how the dumb atoms could have initiated life without any outside help. Since they believe that this really happened, they believe that it was inevitable that the properties of atoms, the laws of physics, and the earth’s early environment should bring forth life. More sober minds, however, have realized the immense improbability of the spontaneous origin of life (called ‘abiogenesis’). Some have made careful investigations and mathematical calculations to estimate what the probability is for abiogenesis to occur. Their calculations show that life’s probability is extremely small, essentially zero.”
Start with nothing . . . absolutely nothing. No air. No matter . . . not even an atom. No energy. No space. No thought. No time. Just a long dead silence. This is the evolutionist’s reality before the dawn of something becoming everything. At some infinitesimal moment in time all the stuff that makes up our world came into being, the atheists tell us. Like the Millennium Falcon coming out of light speed, the cosmos appeared, the difference being, there was no Millennium Falcon or light to measure its speed. Once there was nothing, now there is everything.
If as Dawkins says, teaching fairytales to children is dangerous, then teaching them the fairytale of evolution is the most dangerous fairytale of them all.
Now that would make a great billboard!
- Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth (New York: The Free Press, 2009), 419. [↩]
- Richard Dawkins, The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True (New York: Free Press, 2011), 19. [↩]
- David Stove, Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity, and Other Fables of Evolution (New York: Encounter Books, 1995), xiv. [↩]