Friday, October 27, 2006

Theory of Evolution Bites Atheists on Buttocks

Darwin's theory and the consequent corollaries were once hailed by atheists to be the straws that finally broke the Christian camel's regressive back. However, the subsequent 125 years have failed to align the atoms and molecules to bring the dawning of the age of Aquarius.

Dinesh D'Souza writes in The San Francisco Chronicle:

"A group of leading atheists is puzzled by the continued existence and vitality of religion."

"As biologist Richard Dawkins puts it in his new book "The God Delusion," faith is a form of irrationality, what he terms a "virus of the mind." Philosopher Daniel Dennett compares belief in God to belief in the Easter Bunny. Sam Harris, author of "The End of Faith" and now "Letter to a Christian Nation," professes amazement that hundreds of millions of people worldwide profess religious beliefs when there is no rational evidence for any of those beliefs. Biologist E.O. Wilson says there must be some evolutionary explanation for the universality and pervasiveness of religious belief." [...]

"My conclusion is that it is not religion but atheism that requires a Darwinian explanation. It seems perplexing why nature would breed a group of people who see no purpose to life or the universe, indeed whose only moral drive seems to be sneering at their fellow human beings who do have a sense of purpose. Here is where the biological expertise of Dawkins and his friends could prove illuminating. Maybe they can turn their Darwinian lens on themselves and help us understand how atheism, like the human tailbone and the panda's thumb, somehow survived as an evolutionary leftover of our primitive past."

The Rev. Ron Carlson: "In the secular account, "You are the descendant of a tiny cell of primordial protoplasm washed up on an empty beach 3 1/2 billion years ago. You are a mere grab bag of atomic particles, a conglomeration of genetic substance. You exist on a tiny planet in a minute solar system in an empty corner of a meaningless universe. You came from nothing and are going nowhere."" [...]

"Lacking the strong Christian identity that produced its greatness, atheist Europe seems to be a civilization on its way out. We have met Nietzsche's "last man" and his name is Sven." [...]

"The old principle was, "Be fruitful and multiply." The new one is, "Have as many children as enhance your lifestyle."" [...]

"Russia is one of the most atheist countries in the world, and there abortions outnumber live births 2 to 1. Russia's birth rate has fallen so low that the nation is now losing 700,000 people a year. Japan, perhaps the most secular country in Asia, is also on a kind of population diet: its 130 million people are expected to drop to around 100 million in the next few decades. And then there is Europe. The most secular continent on the globe is decadent in the literal sense that its population is rapidly shrinking."

Although I wouldn't yet place atheists on the Endangered Species List, I am adding them onto Wisconsin's Threatened Species List:

-Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)
-Pitcher's Thistle (Cirsium pitcheri)
-Northern Wild Monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense)
-Fassett's Locoweed (Oxytropis campestris chartacea)
-Darwinian Atheist (Homo sapien d'amoebus)

No comments: