Rev. David Rives — Evolution Is Defective

It always happens when we aren’t expecting it. The Drool-o-tron™ suddenly jolted us with its sirens and flashing lights. The blinking letters of its wall display said WorldNetDaily (WND). The Drool-o-tron™ had found the latest video by the brilliant and articulate leader of David Rives Ministries.

Our computer was locked onto this headline at WND: Why should you believe in creation over evolution? What a question! We had to take a look.

The actual title of the rev’s video is “Moral Consciousness.” The rev asks: How does a naturalistic process like evolution evolve moral consciousness — something that is completely immaterial? If we’re just evolved animals, and if our brains are nothing more than chemical reactions, then how can we hold people responsible for their actions? We do it, but why?

Some say that society decides what’s moral. But there are societies that practice genocide. Why are they morally wrong? Evolutionists don’t have an answer! But the biblical worldview is different. The bible explains the source of our moral consciousness. That’s why creationism is so superior to evolution.

We can’t help noting that evolution also doesn’t explain mathematics, or Jupiter’s Red Spot, or why there’s more matter than anti-matter in the universe. It’s really defective. We’re confident that in some future video, we’ll learn how the bible explains those things.

The rev is all dressed up for this one — he’s wearing the same dark blue suit and light blue tie he wore for his last video. He’s the cutest rev you’ve ever seen! This video runs a bit over four minutes before the commercial at the end. That’s longer than usual, but it’s worth every moment. We urge you to click over to WND and experience it for yourself.

As we always do with the rev’s videos, we dedicate the comments section for your use as an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. You know the rules. Okay, the comments are open. Go for it!

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12 responses to “Rev. David Rives — Evolution Is Defective

  1. Dave Luckett

    Sigh. Some societies did practice genocide. Some might, even now, were they allowed to.

    One of the societies that practiced genocide was the one guided by the principles of God’s own holy book, as instructed directly by Yahweh himself.

    But most societies that practiced genocide were restrained by the societies around them, who might not have thought the practice actually immoral, but were aware that it was threatening to themselves. Goodness, as Mae West remarked, had nothing to do with it.

    I don’t suppose this will make any sense to the Rev, but the fact that he can give examples of societies whose moral code was radically different from what he would call morality is a vital datum. It does demonstrate, doesn’t it, that what he would like to think of as a universal morality… isn’t.

    But since any given moral code isn’t universal, wouldn’t that tend to torpedo the idea that there’s a universal architect of morality? Wouldn’t it tend to establish the idea that human societies are impelled, not by such an architect, but by local environment, economics and history, to develop different moral codes?

  2. But there are societies that practice genocide.

    Including the Jews in the OT. Including the Xtian arrivals to the Americas as they exterminated the Native Americans — in North America it was called American Exceptionalism and justified by the Bible. Oops, there were also the Nazis, whose genocide was justified on Xtian grounds. Not to mention what the Xtian Vlad the Impaler did to the Turks. The list could be prolonged.

    Yes, of course, there have been genocides inspired by other religions and atheists (Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.) have conducted equally disgusting campaigns of mass slaughter. But all this goes to show is that non-Xtians are just as capable as Xtians of committing crimes against humanity. That’s not exactly a mighty boast for Xtians to be able to make in defense of their religion’s God-delivered moral imperative. “Hey, thanks to divine guidance, we’re probably not that much worse than the other guys!”

  3. Yep, evolution is defective considering it allows the likes of the good reverend to spread and prosper among the saner members of the species.But then again nobody said the culling process is pretty.

  4. Sorry realthog but no genocides were inspired by “atheists (Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.)” but they were inspired by dogmatists (Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.), whose dogma was not necessarily gawd inspired.

  5. @L.Long
    You need to parse more carefully. The relevant bit of sentence read: “and atheists (Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc.) have conducted equally disgusting campaigns of mass slaughter.”

  6. But realthog is no ‘;’ between the two so the sentence does imply that you are say ‘inspired by religion and atheists’ so that was the reason for my comment to you. But I do know what you meant.

  7. New Topic:
    I notice that there has been a second report of gravitational wave detection. It was detected on December 26 of last year. There is a Wikipedia article with the title “List of gravitational wave observations”.

  8. @TomS

    Another smack in the eye for Darwin!

    Nowhere in Origin of Species can you find even a hint of this, yet if you check in Leviticus you’ll find that . . .

  9. michaelfugate

    @ realthog
    I do remember “black holes” in an entirely different context mentioned there.

  10. At 3:30 in the video Adam, although apparently keen, doesn’t seem to have a lot to offer.

  11. @michaelfulgate

    I was thinking also of the JJV’s mistranslation “Thou shalt not commit adultery” for the original Hebrew “Thou shalt admit general relativity.”

  12. KJV’s, not JJV’s.