Our tranquility was once again shattered by blaring sirens and lights flashing on the wall display of our Retard-o-tron™. The blinking letters on the wall said WorldNetDaily.
WorldNetDaily (WND) is the flamingly creationist, absolutely execrable, moronic, and incurably crazed journalistic organ that believes in and enthusiastically promotes every conspiracy theory that ever existed. WND was an early winner of the Curmudgeon’s Buffoon Award, thus that jolly logo displayed above this post.
We were directed to an essay by an author we haven’t run across before — Ben Kinchlow. We hunted around and found this Wikipedia article about him. The title of his wretched piece is Lex naturalis. It’s quite possibly the worst writing about evolution we’ve ever seen. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us. His opening paragraph is a recital of some of the sillier things in our society, and then he says:
It sort of lends a measure of credence to the credo of the evolutionists that man is the product of evolution and only the weak-minded and superstitious believe in some supra-being [sic] somewhere who created us and holds us to some standard of behavior. However, while intellectually this may make for stimulating cocktail or mind-numbing classroom discussions, few (if any) of its proponents truly desire the world to live by this rhetoric. Even a cursory examination of the natural selection process will prove this. As in the world of predators, insects and even plants, imagine the strongest among us literally living off of the weakest.
You’ll notice that he uses italics a lot. Where do these creationists get their ideas? Certainly not from biology texts. The rant continues:
No, even while these pseudo-intellectuals revel in the titillation of godlessness, they are all the while relying on the belief in God held by the masses to hold said masses in check. Understand this, absent an internal moral force, man is controlled only by external force; man is restrained either by the strong arm of morality or the strong arm of a stronger man. Ultimately, it could be said that Western civilization is based on the Bible, others on the bullet. Even the briefest glimpse into man’s history proves this.
In this man’s view of history, classical Greek civilization was based on the bible. The Roman republic too. In truth, we’ve never encountered anything this bad before. And it gets worse. Let’s read on:
While the argument for evolution may generate passionate discourse among the intelligentsia, even its strongest adherents require and anticipate the civilizing influence of the “Christian God” they so vehemently deny. Let us look at just a few examples:
The next third of the essay consists of his examples. We’ll give you only two of them:
In the wild all-natural state of African lions for example (unlike Disney’s “The Lion King”), when the reigning king is deposed, the new kings, in order to breed, must kill the offspring of the deposed king to bring the lionesses into season. Now imagine in our civilized world, rather than assume the burden of supporting the offspring of the deceased (or divorced) male, the new king simply kills off all the old offspring and starts afresh; and like the male “kids” in a lion pride, when his reach puberty, they are driven out.
Yes, that’s how Darwin’s theory teaches us to behave. Here’s another example:
In the jungle, a tribe of apes attacks and drives the hitherto dominant tribe out of their abundant feeding grounds and takes over. So why shouldn’t, in our “freedom-from-religion” society, gangs of blacks and Hispanics join forces and with guns drive the whites out of the nicer neighborhoods and take them over?
There’s no denying it. That’s the result of Darwin’s theory. We continue:
Actually, those are all true examples of “lex naturalis” – the law whose content is set by natural forces, Mother Nature, evolution. However, the intellectuals who contend vociferously against God and His morality and passionately for evolution, wail, “Such behavior among humans is uncivilized … wrong … immoral!” They apparently have forgotten that according to them, a “human” is only a higher form of animal and therefore subject to “lex naturalis,” so why should we expect different behavior from these particular animals?
Don’t deny it, dear reader. Deep withing your Darwinist brain, that’s how you really want to live. Here’s more:
Stripped of all nonsensical postulations, it boils down to this: Every “animal” (you) is a law unto himself, and that law is “survival of the fittest” (not the gym kind) – those best fitted to survive, those most suited to their environment.
That’s what the theory of evolution teaches us. Moving along:
Consequently, if we truly are the product of evolution, then there are no moral absolutes, as there is no author of moral absolutes. If evolution is the truth, we should all act in a manner consistent with our own view of self, whatever that may be.
And here’s the end:
Doesn’t that line up with the position of the “enlightened?” Do whatever you want, as long as you do it in a civilized fashion when interacting with us elite animals.
There’s not much to be said. That’s how creationists think.
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