AIG: Darwinists Don’t Know Who They Are

Are you wandering around in a daze, dear reader? Do you find that you’re confused, lost, unable even to know who and what you are? Surely, as an evolutionist, you know the feeling. Don’t deny it. But don’t despair, because help is on the way.

Look what we found at the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. AIG is the online creationist ministry of Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia.

AIG’s post is Who Am I Anyway? It’s written by John Stonestreet, described as “executive director of Summit Ministries and a popular speaker on Christian worldview studies, comparative worldviews, and cultural studies.”

Stonestreet thinks you’re all messed up, dear reader. His essay begins by describing three different conversations he had — one with a woman who was on her way to a New Age self-help conference. “You have all the truth you need inside of you,” she told me. “You are god.” Another conversation was with a high school kid who had an abusive father and was told he’s worthless. The third was with a student leader at a large Christian school who “admitted to me that he struggled with same-sex attraction.”

Based on that extensive sampling, which we assume is typical of his experience in this world, the author says, with bold font added by us:

Throughout our culture, there seems to be an identity crisis. People do not know who they are.

Egad, he’s right! You don’t know who you are, do you, dear reader? Come on, admit it! The rest of the essay explains why you’re lost, and tells you what to do about it:

What’s behind this struggle of identity? It comes down to worldview. Because we are made in the image of God, God is the fixed reference point on which our design, purpose, and value are established. If we want to know who we are, we must start by looking up (at Him), not around (at others) or within (at ourselves).

Worldview — that’s it! The three people Stonestret mentioned at the start of his essay were confused because they were looking in the wrong direction. They should look up!

Let’s read on, as he talks about the Darwinists. He doesn’t use that term; instead he calls us all atheists. He makes that assumption because … well, it’s because he writes for AIG. This is what he says about you:

For those who reject or forget God, like atheists, humans are just here. What makes humans valuable? We look around for the best, the brightest, or the coolest. Of course, those who are weak, disabled, or otherwise misfit are left out. History, as well as the daily news, tells of the horrible consequences of this way of thinking.

See? He knows exactly what you’re thinking. You think “humans are just here.” That has horrible consequences. Foolish Darwinist — stop looking around at things! If you want to know who you are, look up!

We’ll skip over a lot of babble and jump right to the end:

Without exception, cultures that fail to recognize God inevitably dehumanize people. The biblical worldview, in contrast, teaches that we are brilliantly created by God and designed for His noble purpose. Though sinful, we can be reconciled to God in Christ and come to a proper understanding of ourselves.

So there you are. Abandon your silly theory of evolution. Accept that you were created as described in Genesis. Then — and only then — can you learn your identity and your true place in the great scheme of things.

Copyright © 2012. The Sensuous Curmudgeon. All rights reserved.

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12 responses to “AIG: Darwinists Don’t Know Who They Are

  1. This explains a lot. People like Stonestreet never look around at the rest of the world. Maybe that’s why they have no connection with reality.

  2. Don’t be a fool, Ed. Look up. Up!

  3. Of course, those who are weak, disabled, or otherwise misfit are left out…

    Oh? What’s he basing that on? No such thing as secular charities, hospitals or humanitarian organizations? He never heard of Amnesty International or UNICEF or the March of Dimes, just to name the ones off the top of my head?

    …History, as well as the daily news, tells of the horrible consequences of this way of thinking.

    Ah, of course—the other shoe drops. This is a creationist’s idea of subtlety. Where would they be without the egregiously dishonest “Hitler card?”

  4. Charley Horse

    Have you seen this? All I could think of when I saw
    it was….WOW! Prayer caused GW

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120810-glaciers-vatican-prayer-alps-science-gobal-warming/

  5. The whole truth

    “The biblical worldview, in contrast, teaches that we are brilliantly created by God and designed for His noble purpose.”

    What exactly IS that alleged “noble purpose”? Is it to grovel to a monstrous god while alive and then to either burn in hell or sit around doing nothing in heaven after we die (while still groveling)?

    God zombies love to bring up “God’s plan”, or “noble purpose”, and other such terms but what IS the plan or purpose? What is “God’s plan” actually and ultimately supposed to accomplish and what is the actual and ultimate “noble purpose” for humans?

    The only thing I’ve seen asserted by godbots is that “God’s plan” and “noble purpose” are ultimately meant to provide “God” with groveling worshipers or people that he can torture forever. If that doesn’t describe a tyrannical, arrogant, selfish, ignoble monster, what does?

  6. From E.O.Wilson’s latest book, “The Social Conquest of Earth,” page 8.

    “The creation stories gave the members of each tribe an explanation for their existence. It made them feel loved and protected above all other tribes. In return, their gods demanded absolute belief and obedience. And rightly so. The creation myth was the essential bond that held the tribe together. It provided its believers with a unique identity, commanded their fidelity, strengthened order, vouchsafed law, encouraged valor and sacrifice, and offered meaning to the cycles of life and death. No tribe could long survive without the meaning of its existence defined by a creation story. The option was to weaken, dissolve, and die. In the early history of each tribe, the myth therefore had to be set in stone.

    The creation myth is a Darwinian device for survival. Tribal conflict, where believers on the inside were pitted against infidels on the outside, was a principal driving force that shaped biological human nature. The truth of each myth lived in the heart, not in the rational mind. By itself, mythmaking could never discover the origin and meaning of humanity. But the reverse order is possible. The discovery of the origin and meaning of humanity might explain the origin and meaning of myths, hence the core of organized religions.

    Can these two worldviews ever be reconciled? The answer, to put the matter honestly and simply, is no. They cannot be reconciled. There opposition defines the difference between science and religion, between trust in empiricism and belief in the supernatural.”

  7. Darnit. Closing my tag.

  8. Don’t be a fool, Ed. Look up. Up!

    I looked up. Nothing there but sky. With any luck, some meteors from the Perseids tonight.

  9. Why can’t fundamentalists preach w/o attacking everyone else. I don’t remember this growing up in a Lutheran church in the NE. I guess creationism and hypocrisy go together like
    peas and carrots. Or, stupid is as stupid does.
    Stonestreet has it wired though. Life’s easy when everything you need to know comes from 2000 years ago..

  10. More off topic ..Free lobsters? Thanks Tomato Addict. Nice of you. However, I don’t eat Arthropoda after my girl friend dumped me for an iphone. I find them way too crunchy.

  11. @Will: It’s a zombie thing. Give it a minute, sometimes the cartoon is a bit slow to load.