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.