We get thousands of letters saying: “Hey, Curmy, you haven’t given us a good vomit opportunity lately. How about it?” We must admit, our readers are correct. Even though we write every day about the madness of creationism, the chance for a really good, let ‘er rip, heavy-duty, all-at-once, mighty heave from way deep-down hasn’t been presented here since Vomit Opportunity: Bryan Fischer & Georgia Purdom.
Well, your long wait is over. This one is hot from the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — described in the Cast of Characters section of our Intro page. Their article is Abortion: The Evolution Connection. Just sit back and let ICR’s title sink in for a moment or two.
No, you’re not dreaming and we didn’t make it up as a parody. This really is at ICR’s website. After years of seeing the creationists blame Darwin and his theory for virtually all imaginable things, they’re finally getting around to the topic of abortion. However, we don’t intend for the comments section to degenerate into a battleground about abortion. We’re not writing about that subject — no more than a post about Ray Comfort is about bananas. This is about the mentality of creationists.
ICR’s article has two co-authors. One is Jake Hebert, described at the end as a “Research Associate” for ICR. They say he has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Texas at Dallas. The other is somebody named Michael Stamp, an ICR staffer. We’re about to begin, but we caution you to be sure you’re reading this near a bathroom in case you need to get there in a hurry. If that isn’t convenient, then have a bucket close at hand — a big bucket. Now that you’re ready, here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Within a consistent evolutionary worldview, there is no logical basis for moral absolutes. If mankind is truly a cosmic accident, then there is no Creator-God to whom we must give an account, and there is no logical and objective basis for claiming that a given action is morally right or wrong.
When an article begins by declaring that as a premise, and the audience is drooling and nodding in agreement, the authors can say anything thereafter and the audience will agree. Claiming that goodness and morality are found only in the correct religion is no different than making that claim for the correct race, nationality, or economic status. “We’re all good; they’re all bad.” Such thinking is the source of many, perhaps most of the problems in the world. We’ve written several times about Creationism and Morality (that links to a few others on the topic) so all we’ll say here is that AIG’s premise is absolute nonsense. Their article continues:
The recent trial of American abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell dramatically illustrates this deep ethical problem with the evolutionary worldview. Gosnell is charged with killing four newborn infants who had apparently been born alive after surviving his attempted abortions. He is also charged with …
We won’t dwell on the details of the Gosnell case, because you probably already know about it. The only surprising thing here is that this article was written by ICR and not by the Discoveroids — but Klinghoffer will probably get around to it. Let’s read on:
Many of those familiar with this case (including evolutionists) have been horrified by it. But if evolution is true, why is Gosnell’s behavior wrong? Some might argue that his behavior is wrong simply because he broke the law — but then why is breaking the law wrong? On what basis can one claim that any behavior is wrong?
Ah, so that explains why 94.6% of all mass murderers are biologists. What — you say that statistic is wrong? Don’t be so sure. We’ll probably never know, because the Darwinists are in control of the statistics. ICR continues:
The essential question is straightforward: Is human life precious and sacred or not?
We once attempted to answer that question from an evolutionary point of view: In Creationism and the Value of Life we discussed the planet-killing activities of the literal Genesis deity and said:
Although there’s no evidence that we’re the product of any impossible events, each of us is the result of a unique series of natural occurrences. Our existence will never be repeated. We’re irreplaceable. Priceless. This is why — contrary to the endlessly repeated claims of the creationists — the theory of evolution places a far higher value on individuals and all of humanity than creationism, according to which we could be wiped out and started up again on a whim.
Here’s more from ICR:
Human life is sacred because humans are made in the “image of God” (Genesis 1:27). God alone has authority over life because He alone is its Author — this is the objective, logical basis for declaring that Gosnell’s actions are wrong. Human life is sacred in every case simply because God made it so.
Objective? Logical? Creationists use those words, but we don’t think they understand them. One last excerpt:
Evolution denies God’s existence and, in so doing, negates the objective and intrinsic value of human beings. Dr. Gosnell and his like are, in a sense, acting this belief out as they discard the weakest and most helpless human beings.
ICR must be correct. We can’t think of any creationists who have ever behaved immorally. Can you? Okay, that’s it for this post. Now go empty your bucket.
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